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L.A. County Plans Huge Database of Biometric Data — Without Public Notice

September 24, 2014 | 4:00 pm

L.A. County Plans Huge Database of Biometric Data — Without Public Notice

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System could include iris scans and even voice recordings of those arrested and booked into jails.

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Supreme Court Bars Cops From Warrantless Cellphone Searches

June 25, 2014 | 8:49 am

Supreme Court Bars Cops From Warrantless Cellphone Searches

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Justices rule that cellphones deserve higher level of protection than other items a suspect might carry.

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Plans to Expand Scope of License-Plate Readers Alarm Privacy Advocates

June 18, 2014 | 10:00 am

Plans to Expand Scope of License-Plate Readers Alarm Privacy Advocates

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Livermore firm discusses combining license-plate data with facial recognition and other technology.

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Google Glass Welcomes the Masses — For One Day Only

April 14, 2014 | 5:00 pm

Google Glass Welcomes the Masses — For One Day Only

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April 15 sale briefly opens exclusive club at 6 a.m. for a price — $1,500.

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As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

April 10, 2014 | 7:00 am

As Policing Technology in California Advances, So Do Privacy Concerns

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Profusion of new devices lets law enforcement gather data about personal lives of law-abiding citizens.

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Google Glass Hits Speed Bump Over Privacy, Distracted Driving Concerns

March 11, 2014 | 12:25 pm

Google Glass Hits Speed Bump Over Privacy, Distracted Driving Concerns

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At least eight Bay Area bars have banned the wearable computers that enable video recording.

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Privacy Groups Seek FTC Probe of WhatsApp Acquisition by Facebook

March 6, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Privacy Groups Seek FTC Probe of WhatsApp Acquisition by Facebook

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Proposed $19 billion purchase stirs fears that social media giant will collect users’ data.

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Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

March 5, 2014 | 8:30 am

Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

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After rising chorus of privacy concerns, system will cover only airport and Port of Oakland property.

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California Holds Hearing on Data Breaches; Target, Neiman Marcus Won’t Attend

February 18, 2014 | 6:00 am

California Holds Hearing on Data Breaches; Target, Neiman Marcus Won’t Attend

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Two state Assembly committees will hold a hearing today on data breaches and what California can do.

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