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Medical devices snoop on sick people, without permission

Medical devices snoop on sick people, without permission

Last March, Tony Schmidt discovered something unsettling about the machine that helps him breathe at night. Without his knowledge, it was spying on h ...

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Retail giants using biometric databases may endanger customers' privacy

Retail giants using biometric databases may endanger customers' privacy

In China, biometric technology allows police to track down people within minutes, thanks to ubiquitous video surveillance and China's social cr ...

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Keeping kids safe: advances in facial recognition technology

Keeping kids safe: advances in facial recognition technology

Above all, parents want safety and security in schools when they drop their child off each day. Currently, anyone can walk into a school buildin ...

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Privacy issues raised by 23AndMe data sale to Big Pharma

Privacy issues raised by 23AndMe data sale to Big Pharma

This week, 23andMe -- a company that provides genetic test results to customers -- announced that it is giving the DNA data of their customers to Gla ...

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Growing use of DNA testing by federal government

Growing use of DNA testing by federal government

An official of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Thursday that the federal government will resort to DNA testing of illegal i ...

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Yahoo belatedly admits to far greater data breach

Yahoo belatedly admits to far greater data breach

While the 2013 Yahoo data breach incident was initially reported to have only impacted 1 billion users at the time, Yahoo has announced that the dama ...

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Government inspectors persecute farm family, demand social media passwords

Government inspectors persecute farm family, demand social media passwords

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Democrat says Obama has database with 'everything' on everybody

Democrat says Obama has database with 'everything' on everybody

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Law firm claims victory for privacy by preventing warrantless searches of garbage cans

Law firm claims victory for privacy by preventing warrantless searches of garbage cans

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Michigan state police monitor citizens' 'potential' crimes

Michigan state police monitor citizens' 'potential' crimes

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Obama's gun rules allow doctors to inform on patients

Obama's gun rules allow doctors to inform on patients

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Beware of cellphone batteries that leak users' location info

Beware of cellphone batteries that leak users' location info

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Best-selling author explains essential role played by IBM in the Holocaust

Best-selling author explains essential role played by IBM in the Holocaust

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Creepy website invades privacy, via Internet

Creepy website invades privacy, via Internet

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Obama campaign mines personal information for political purposes

Obama campaign mines personal information for political purposes

The Obama campaign has hired 150 techies for its data mining project to glean information about Americans from social media.

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Private medical records are not really private

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GoDaddy! changes stance on SOPA after customers bolt

GoDaddy! changes stance on SOPA after customers bolt

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