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Privacy fears cause more to cover online tracks— study

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Amid growing fears about online surveillance and data theft, Americans are increasingly taking steps to remove or mask their digital footprints on the Internet, a study showed Thursday.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Many in US worry about online privacy — Survey

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More than half of Americans polled in a survey released Thursday said they agreed with the statement “We are really in the era of Big Brother.”

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook changes led users to reveal more—study

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Facebook users began sharing more private data after the social network giant revamped its policies and interface, according to a study released Tuesday.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Europe to move against Google over privacy rules

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European data protection agencies intend to take action against the US Internet giant Google after it failed to follow their orders to comply with EU privacy laws, a French agency said on Monday.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Internet users seeking more ‘invisibility’—study

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Consumer efforts to protect personal data and remain “invisible” online is leading to a “data blackhole” that could adversely impact digital advertisers, technology research firm Ovum said Wednesday.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook users get new privacy shortcuts

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Facebook on Wednesday unveiled simplified tools for protecting privacy at the world’s leading social network and made it easier for users whose pictures are on display to ask friends to remove them.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook kicks off vote on new policies

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Facebook asked its one billion members Monday to vote on an overhaul of privacy and other policies in what may be the last binding referendum of its kind at the huge social network.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook proposes to end voting on privacy issues

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Facebook is proposing to end its practice of letting users vote on changes to its privacy policies, though it will continue to let users comment on proposed updates.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Parents, teens uneasy Facebook ‘friends’—study

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US parents are keeping a close eye on their teens’ activities on Facebook and other social networks, provoking a “mixed” reaction from the youngsters, a new study showed Tuesday.

Posted: November 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

US finalizes privacy settlement with Facebook

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The Federal Trade Commission voted Friday to finalize its settlement with Facebook, resolving charges that the social network exposed details about users’ lives without getting the required legal consent.

Posted: August 11th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

US proposes tougher online privacy for children

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A US regulator Wednesday proposed tougher standards to protect privacy and collection of data of children using the Internet.

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Google to pay $22.5M fine in privacy case

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Google is poised to pay a $22.5 million fine to resolve allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who rely on Apple’s Safari browser, according to a person familiar with settlement.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Twitter: Gov’t requests for user data, to block content up in 2012

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Twitter said Monday in its first “transparency report” that the number of government requests for user information or to block content is rising in 2012.

Posted: July 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

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