News tagged with privacy

Obama calls for public debate over encryption

President Barack Obama said Friday that he probably leans more toward strong computer data encryption than many in law enforcement, but added that he understands investigators' concerns over the matter because ...

dateFeb 14, 2015 in Security
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MAPPING explores Internet's impact on society

Do you remember how the Millennium bug had everyone sitting on the edge of their seats some 15 years ago? If such a blackout occurred right now, we would immediately take stock of how much the Internet has become ubiquitous ...

dateFeb 03, 2015 in Internet
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Privacy is dead, Davos hears

Imagine a world where mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA. Or where a department store knows from your buying habits that you're pregnant even before your family does.

dateJan 22, 2015 in Security
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Uber agrees to share passenger trip data with Boston

Uber has reached an agreement with Boston to share information about the trips passengers take using its on-demand service, a turnaround for a company that in the past has been reluctant to hand over data to government regulators.

dateJan 14, 2015 in Business
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