News tagged with privacy

'Friendly' privacy concerns on Facebook?

In recent years, social network sites such as Facebook have become hugely popular platforms that provide users with various features to facilitate social connectivity, information sharing and relationship development. However, ...

Apr 22, 2013
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Brazil expresses concern at report of NSA spying

Brazil's foreign minister said Sunday his government is worried by a report that the United States has collected data on millions of telephone and email conversations in his country and promised an effort for international ...

Jul 07, 2013
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US declassifies phone program details after uproar (Update 3)

The disclosure of the U.S. government's massive collection of Americans' phone records and foreigners' internet use has ignited a fierce uproar, prompting the top U.S. intelligence official to declassify key details about a secret surveillance program in a rare move meant to ...

Jun 07, 2013
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Hobbyist drones find eager buyers

Drones are showing up in this country in increasing numbers - and they could be coming to a neighborhood near you. While that prospect raises privacy concerns among some critics, for Colin Guinn it means business is taking ...

Jul 12, 2013
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Google flirts with 'creepy line'

Google is flirting with what Chairman Eric Schmidt once called "the creepy line." At its recent developer conference, the Mountain View, Calif., search giant showcased a number of new personalized technologies ...

May 30, 2013
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Online privacy to remain thorny issue: survey

Online privacy will remain a thorny issue over the next decade, without a widely accepted system that balances user rights and personal data collection, a survey of experts showed Thursday.

Dec 18, 2014
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Calif. city gets free Wi-Fi via high tech meters

The city of Santa Clara is flipping on a big Internet switch this week, becoming what it says is the first in the country to use wireless, digital "smart meters" on homes as channels for free citywide outdoor Wi-Fi.

Mar 27, 2013
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Obama meets privacy board on spy programs

US President Barack Obama Friday meets members of a privacy watchdog board, finally fully active after years of delays, to discuss a furor over US spy agency Internet and telephone snooping.

Jun 21, 2013
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