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Gov. Christie Signs Measure Intended To Prevent ‘School Spying’

Districts that provide students with laptops, cell phones or other electronic devices will now have to provide written notification that the device may track them.

04/15/2013

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Right To Control The Use Of Your Mug Shot

Given it is part of the public record, does anyone or any website have free reign over the use of your mug shot? An Ohio lawyer is suing to prove otherwise.

01/15/2013

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No Cellphone Privacy

A US Court of Appeals ruled just this past year that Americans have no reasonable expectation of privacy when carrying cell phones, allowing police to track GPS signals without a warrant or probable cause.

12/31/2012

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Law Enforcement Groups Push Congress To Force Cell Providers To Keep Your Texts

The nation’s top law enforcement groups are pushing Congress to force cell companies to hold on to your text messages. That’s raising concern among privacy groups.

12/06/2012

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Part 1: A Spy In Your Car

“Black boxes” are becoming more common in cars. They’re designed to record information about the vehicle at the time of an accident, and even give those behind the wheel a shot at lowering their insurance bills.

08/09/2012

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Part 2: Watching From… Everywhere

EZ Pass is one of a number of technologies used for traffic management that — for some — stoke privacy concerns.

08/09/2012

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Part 3: Redlight Camera Controversy

Do red-light cameras reduce accidents, or cause them? There are impassioned arguments on both sides.

08/09/2012

Google’s New Privacy Policy Under Fire From Attorneys General Nationwide

Attorneys General from Pennsylvania, Delaware and 34 other states are requesting a meeting with Google’s CEO to discuss their concerns about the Internet titan’s new privacy policy, which is set to begin March 1st.

02/25/2012

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Exclusive: Philadelphia Teen Stalked By Man In His Thirties On Facebook

A Philadelphia teenager has turned to police after receiving several obscene messages from a stalker on Facebook.

02/09/2012

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Congress Considering Making Changes To Video Privacy Protection Act

Congress is considering making an important change to a law that hasn’t been touched since the heyday of VHS tapes. It’s all about privacy.

02/01/2012

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My Secret Folder

Protecting sensitive data like photos, contacts or notes hasn’t typically been a strong suit of the iPhone but My Secret Folder app lets you lock those in a private, passcode enabled folder.

01/17/2012

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Privacy Experts Discuss Social Media At The National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center held a discussion on social media and privacy Thursday, featuring several privacy experts.

01/12/2012

New Facebook ‘Timeline’ Feature Raises Privacy Concerns

For now it’s optional, but eventually all member profiles will change to a “timeline” format, similar to a digital scrapbook.

12/16/2011

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OnStar Cancels Plan To Track Cars Of Former Customers

OnStar has made a U-turn on a policy that raised privacy concerns among former customers and led to calls from lawmakers for a federal investigation.

09/27/2011

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Pa. Researchers Reveal Privacy Weaknesses In ‘Anonymous’ Postings

Your face says a lot about you, but could just one look (with the help of advancing technology) let others in on way too much?

08/08/2011

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