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The growing debate of privacy in America (Audio)

There’s a growing debate about privacy in America. You’ve heard Donald Sterling’s private conversation, and you’ve seen the security video of Jay Z, Beyonce and her sister fighting in an elevator. But should those recordings […]


The White House, seen from the South Lawn in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Discrimination potential seen in ‘big data’ use

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House review of how the government and private sector use large sets of data has found that such information could be used to discriminate against Americans on issues such as […]


Newtown families ask panel to shield 911 tapes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are telling members of a Connecticut panel they don’t want the 911 tapes from that day released to the public. […]


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France to sanction Google over privacy rules

PARIS (AP) — France said Friday it will fine Google up to 300,000 euros ($402,180) for breaking rules on data privacy. The French agency that regulates information technology says Google Inc. hadn’t satisfactorily responded to […]


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Groups want details on license plate readers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two privacy rights groups have filed a legal action against the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department asking a judge to order them to provide more […]


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White House threatens veto on cybersecurity bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday threatened a veto against a House bill intended to improve cybersecurity through information-sharing, warning lawmakers that the president won’t sign the measure unless changes are made.


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Drones will require new privacy laws, Senate told

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal experts say privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect citizens from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so.


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FAA moves toward creating 6 drone test sites in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward opening U.S. skies to thousands of unmanned drones, federal officials Thursday solicited proposals to create six drone test sites around the country.


Traveler passes through full body scanner at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

TSA to remove controversial X-ray scanners

(AP) – Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away because the company that makes them can’t fix the privacy issues.


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Facebook poised to roll out more privacy controls

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Facebook is trying to make its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an effort to turn the world’s largest social network into a more discreet place.




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