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FILE - This Feb. 16, 2013 file photo shows a printout of the Facebook page for Loren Williams, now deceased, at his mother's home in Beaverton, Ore. (AP Photo/Lauren Gambino, File)

Bill ensures emails, photos won’t die with you

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you die, should your loved ones have access to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts? A group of influential lawyers says yes, unless you specify otherwise in a will. The […]

07/16/2014

Aan employee drives a Google Maps Street View vehicle around Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Google loses appeal in Street View snooping case

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys suing Google for enabling its camera-carrying vehicles to collect emails and Internet passwords while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant’s popular “Street View” maps look forward to resuming their […]

09/10/2013

A surveillance camera (AP Photo)

Police, politicians push surveillance post-Boston

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and politicians across the U.S. are pointing to the example of surveillance video that was used to help identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more […]

05/02/2013

US Homeland Security Police vehicles outside Federal Courthouse where a US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent shot and killed another agent, Long Beach, California. (AP Photo)

FBI says fed agent killing justified

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An immigration agent was justified in fatally shooting a colleague who opened fire on their boss in a federal office building last year, the FBI has determined.

03/15/2013

(AP Photo)

Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) Many motorists don’t know it, but it’s likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there’s a snitch along for the ride. The NHTSA proposed regs to include black boxes in new vehicles. But automakers have been doing this for years.

12/07/2012

Updating privacy laws

The Federal Trade Commission is asking Congress to pass legislation that will provide better protection of your digital data and it keep it from being misused or shared without your knowledge. In a new report, […]

03/27/2012