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US schools track teens by putting chips into students’ ID cards

Posted September 14, 2012 Some parents call it an invasion of privacy akin to tracking cattle, and a coalition of privacy and civil liberties organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union has called for a moratorium on the technology. Read it now.

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New US counter-terrorism guidelines can hold data on citizens for years

Posted March 26, 2012 Last week, US counter-terrorism officials were granted permission to increase the period of time they can retain information about citizens, even if those citizens aren’t tied to terrorism. Here’s my writeup. I can only repeat the headline for Wired’s cover story: Watch what you say. BTW, do read the Wired piece […]

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US customs can and will seize laptops and cellphones, demand passwords

Posted January 9, 2012 If you don’t like the idea of the US government reading the sensitive contents of your computer, you may wish to take steps before you travel there. Check out the post on Naked Security.

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