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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.


(An overhang supports an EZ Pass travel time reader over the Blue Route.  In the distance, a remote-controlled camera sits atop a pole.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Part 2: Watching From… Everywhere

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


(A critic of red-light cameras says this accident was caused after one driver crashed into another that had slammed on his brakes to avoid a ticket.  Photo provided)

Part 3: Redlight Camera Controversy

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


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.



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.


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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.


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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.


Social Media forum at the NCC (credit: Cherri Gregg)

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.


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.


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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.


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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?


Experts Warn Facebook Users About New Auto-Tagging Feature

Privacy experts in Philadelphia and elsewhere are warning Facebook users that the social networking site is expanding its use of facial recognition software.



iPhone, iPad Users Express Concern Over Tracking Data

Researchers say any device that runs the latest mobile operating system for both iPhones and iPads can find you and log the location.


Consumer Report: Hard Drive Dangers

by CBS3’s Jim Donovan for KYW Newsradio 1060 Computers allow us to surf the web, manage our finances online, and communicate with families and friends.  But there is potential for problems, if your computer gets […]


Court Case Could Change Laws Governing Privacy

by KYW’s John Ostapkovich As we mark Independence Day, a decision is awaited from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on a collision of liberty, technology and police powers.




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