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Oakland Surveillance Center: Fact or (Science) Fiction?

February 5, 2014 | 6:30 am

Oakland Surveillance Center: Fact or (Science) Fiction?

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Backers say plan, five years in making, will fight crime but opponents fear it could be used for spying.

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SF City Attorney: Social Site MeetMe Helps Predators Track Victims

February 4, 2014 | 8:00 am

SF City Attorney: Social Site MeetMe Helps Predators Track Victims

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Lawsuit charges online site of improperly distributing photos and location information of minors.

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Good Read: ‘The Real Purpose of Oakland’s Surveillance Center’

December 18, 2013 | 7:00 am

Good Read: ‘The Real Purpose of Oakland’s Surveillance Center’

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Oakland city documents suggest the system will be focused on citizen monitoring, not crime fighting.

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Tech Heavyweights Launch Surveillance Reform Campaign

December 9, 2013 | 10:12 am

Tech Heavyweights Launch Surveillance Reform Campaign

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As Snowden revelations continue, eight major tech firms urge lawmakers to rein in spy agencies.

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Use LinkedIn? Its New Email App Raises Privacy Concerns

October 24, 2013 | 5:28 pm

Use LinkedIn? Its New Email App Raises Privacy Concerns

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Security experts say company’s new ‘Intro’ app could pose threat to individual and corporate privacy.

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Hot on Your Trail: Privacy, Your Data, and Who Has Access to It

September 30, 2013 | 3:21 pm

Hot on Your Trail: Privacy, Your Data, and Who Has Access to It

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The surveillance issue seems abstract until you look at how much data we leave for the world to follow.

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Email Privacy a Myth – To Protect Your Data, It Must Be Destroyed

August 9, 2013 | 4:15 pm

Email Privacy a Myth – To Protect Your Data, It Must Be Destroyed

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By Katharine Fong President Obama talked today about the National Security Agency’s electronic surveillance efforts and Americans’ privacy concerns, but the buzz in the cybersecurity world centered on two major email encryption services’ decision to close down yesterday. What does the shuttering of Texas-based Lavabits (reportedly used by Edward Snowden) and the email encryption services […]

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This Week in Tech: Google’s Surveillance Challenge, Privacy Worries and Instagram Videos

June 21, 2013 | 9:41 am

This Week in Tech: Google’s Surveillance Challenge, Privacy Worries and Instagram Videos

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Google on Surveillance Earlier this week, Google cited its right under the First Amendment to disclose more details to the public about its role in the U.S. government’s surveillance programs. In a document filed with the secret U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the company said it needed to reveal more because “Google’s reputation and business […]

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California Agencies Sometimes Fail to Protect Confidential Data

May 30, 2013 | 12:14 pm

California Agencies Sometimes Fail to Protect Confidential Data

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by Shoshana Walter, the Center for Investigative Reporting When a thief rang up $2,000 in charges at Victoria’s Secret, Gymboree and Gap on Rosa Franco’s credit card, she quickly surmised the reason – the state of California had mistakenly left her credit card and Social Security numbers exposed. Twice. The state Department of Developmental Services, […]

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Congress Raises Privacy Concerns With Google’s New Glasses

May 17, 2013 | 10:48 am

Congress Raises Privacy Concerns With Google’s New Glasses

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Members of Congress are asking whether Google’s Internet-connected glasses “could infringe on the privacy of the average American.” Eight members of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus sent a letter to Google co-founder Larry Page yesterday, requesting answers to a number of key questions: “What proactive steps is Google taking to protect the privacy of non-users […]

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