News tagged with privacy

Protecting privacy also means preserving democracy

What impact does the proliferation of new mobile technologies have? How does the sharing of personal data over the Internet threaten our society? Interview with Professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux, a specialist in communication ...

dateSep 01, 2014 in Security
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Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data

A California judge's ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was ...

dateSep 19, 2014 in Other
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New facial recognition apps concern researcher

Brian Mennecke is not surprised to see developers using facial recognition technology to create new apps for smart phones and tablets. In fact, Mennecke and his colleagues at Iowa State University predicted this would happen ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Security
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Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing

Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining ...

dateAug 20, 2014 in Internet
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