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News on Privacy continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | Mission Local

Privacy Files: Location, Location, Location

We are dimly aware that whether the "smart" phone is turned on, or off, every move we make is being tracked and stored.

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Related Topix: ACLU

7 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Privacy rights essential to a free society

In an April 6 letter to the editor, Jeff Markarian, suggested that only people with something to hide would be worried about government surveillance.

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11 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Doctors scramble to find new homes and recover from Oxnard fire

Tooth brushes, drill bits, a nitrous oxide cart and 31 boxes of paper records spilled from a storage unit next to railroad tracks.

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Related Topix: Dentistry, Avalanche, Healthcare Law, Law

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Albany Times Union

Editorial: Freedom versus

In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, a group of people hold signs protesting the New York Police DepartmentA's program of infiltrating and informing on Muslim communities during a rally near police headquarters in New York.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Opinion

Milwaukee Courier Online

You Are Being Watched

The word privacy is not in the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court created privacy rights based on 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable governmental searches and seizures.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court

National Public Radio

Fox Executive Fired Over Flight 370 Charity Email

A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane's passengers has been fired.

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Free Republic

Obama administration releases updated online privacy policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Social Software, Facebook

US News & World Report

Facebook's New Friend Locator Raises Privacy Concerns

Facebook's "Nearby Friends" feature allows users to share their location and see friends' locations for a specified period of time.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software

E-Commerce Times

IT Providers Stew Over Big Data Privacy Regulation

The software industry wants the government to "proceed cautiously" in addressing Big Data policy issues so as to ensure the technology can develop productively.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Lewinsky Email Redacted From Clinton Documents

The latest batch of previously withheld presidential records from the Clinton administration redacts an email from a noteworthy source: Monica Lewinsky .

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News

BroadwayWorld.com

'The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy' is Released

Women are at disproportionate risk for online harassment, stalking, revenge porn, and social media hacks.

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The Mac Observer

Online Privacy: Track Which Apps Access Your Personal Information

Thanks to heartbleed , there's a renewed interest in sorting out which apps and services can access our personal information.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, Google Search, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Examiner.com

Police Want your Home Video Surveillance Footage

Police in San Jose, California believe that viewing home security footage will help them solve crimes.

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Black Enterprise

Proposed Bill Could Make Retailers Liable for Data Breach

The impact of the recent Target data breach continues to be felt, as state lawmakers attempt to make retailers take responsibility for damages, as opposed to the financial institutions.

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Related Topix: California, California Government

Myrtle Beach Online

White House updating online privacy policy

This Screen grab from the website WhiteHouse.gov taken Friday April 18, 2014 shows the screen explaining a new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explaining how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or ... (more)

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Business News

National Public Radio

White House Updating Online Privacy Policy

A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Thu Apr 17, 2014

BBC News

German media boss criticises Google

The boss of one of Europe's largest media companies has criticised Google in an open letter printed in a German newspaper.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, World News, Germany, Marketing, Internet, Science / Technology

CMSWire

Google's New Terms of Service Raise Privacy Concerns

In its recently updated terms of service, the company acknowledges that it not only scans email, but retains the right to use personal content for marketing and internal development purposes.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Marketing, Santa Clara, CA, Email Spam

Central Western Daily

Icely Road units approved by council despite privacy concerns being raised

CLOSE NEIGHBOURS: Ten units will be built on Icely Road for affordable housing. Neighbour Shakuntala Solanki has privacy concerns.

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Wall Street Journal

Snowden Appears on Putin Call-In Show

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden asks Russian President Vladimir Putin a question about government surveillance on a call-in show.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Vladimir Putin,

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