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Microsoft suit is latest tech clash with US over privacy

As we live more of our lives online, the companies we trust with our digital secrets are increasingly clashing with authorities who want access to the messages, pictures, financial records and other data we accumulate in ...

Police use new tool to source crowds for evidence (Update)

An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks. Dozens were injured and about 50 people ended up ...

Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns

(AP)—Many motorists do not know it, but it is likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.

Instant facial recognition a two-edged sword

By the time Joe Rosenkrantz took his seat in his company's conference room, a video camera had already handled the introductions. An image of Rosenkrantz, taken as he walked toward his chair, instantly popped up on a nearby ...

Skeptics scoff, privacy advocates protest as biometric IDs advance

Long envisioned as an alternative to remembering scores of computer passwords or lugging around keys to cars, homes and businesses, technology that identifies people by their faces or other physical features finally is gaining ...

FBI steps up to $1B next-gen ID program

(Phys.org)—The good news is that the FBI is crawling out of the fingerprint age. They are moving up into a $1 billion project that will enable criminal searches and accurate identifications using updated technologies including ...

White House unveils 'one click' online privacy plan

The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go.

Browser bypasses put Google in privacy cross hairs

Privacy advocates, lawyers and powerful rival Microsoft were piling on Google on Tuesday for sidestepping Web browsing software to tailor ads for people signed into its online services.

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