Tag Archives: privacy

Facebook privacy control overhaul will remove ability to limit who can find us

Posted December 12, 2012 Facebook’s most recent round of changes carry some good privacy tidings, including Privacy shortcuts from the main page drop-down menu, plus a new Request Removal tool for getting untagged (and telling the tagger why) in multiple photos. But it’s also a story of missed opportunities and privacy features being taken away. […]

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Judge orders women in sexual harassment case to hand over Facebook logins

Posted November 21, 2012 Female employees suing their employer for sexual harassment are asked by Federal judge to hand over passwords to their Facebook, email and other social media accounts. Read more here. 

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Judge denies Home Depot’s demand for worker’s emotion-laden Facebook posts

Posted September 18, 2012 A federal California judge has ruled that Home Depot can’t rummage through a former worker’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or other social media posts and pictures to prove that she lied about emotional distress caused by her employer’s alleged wrongdoing. But some of her Facebook posts are fair game. Read the full […]

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Police can imitate your drug dealer to text you from his phone

Posted August 1, 2012 A US court has decreed that sending texts using a seized iPhone while impersonating the phone’s owner doesn’t violate privacy rights. Read the full story. 

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How Facebook catches would-be child molesters by analyzing relationships and chat content

Posted July 16, 2012 Law enforcement is hailing Facebook for using its little-known data monitoring technology to spot a suspicious conversation about sex between a man in his early thirties and a 13-year-old girl from Florida. Read more.

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Predictive policing brings burglary numbers down, but is privacy at risk?

Posted July 3, 2012 Police in LA are embracing “predictive policing” to identify crime hot spots based on past crimes and patterns. The technology seems to be working, but what does it mean for our civil liberties? Read.

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Apple’s Siri voiceprints raise privacy concerns

Posted June 28, 2012 Most of us likely wouldn’t want Apple to store a copy of our DNA or our fingerprints, but that’s pretty much what it’s doing with another one of our biometric identifiers: namely, our voices. Read it. 

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Truly embarrassing Facebook status updates exposed by website

Posted  June 27, 2012 Remember, if you post updates publicly, potential or current employers have a harbor-front seat to whatever flavor of debauchery floats your boat. Read.

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Facebook to pay out $10 million to settle ‘Sponsored story’ lawsuit

Posted June 19, 2012 Facebook has agreed to pay out $10 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by users unhappy over the use of their details in Sponsored Story ads. Read.

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Interest in Cryptocat spikes following developer’s interrogation at US border

Posted June 8, 2012 Interest in a free, encrypted web chat service called Cryptocat has spiked following the detainment and interrogation of its developer at the US border. Here’s the story on Naked Security. 

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