Privacy

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. […]

10/30/2013

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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 […]

09/27/2013

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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 […]

05/06/2013

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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.

04/16/2013

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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.

03/20/2013

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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.

02/14/2013

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.

01/18/2013

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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.

12/12/2012

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FTC scolds Apple, Google and developers over (lack of) kids’ privacy

The Federal Trade Commission released its second report on mobile apps for kids, finding “little progress” on privacy issues. Listen to an expert in online media discuss the thorny issue with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee.

12/11/2012

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Government investigating makers of cellphone apps

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is investigating software companies that make cellphone apps to learn whether they are violating the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from their phones then sharing it.

12/10/2012

Santa Monica passes strict no-smoking law

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Smokers will find it tough to light up in Santa Monica residential areas. The City Council voted Tuesday night to make it illegal for new apartment and condominium dwellers to […]

10/03/2012

A third of public fears police use of drones

WASHINGTON (AP) – A national poll shows a third of Americans worry their privacy will suffer if drones like those used to track U.S. enemies overseas become the latest police tool for tracking suspected criminals […]

09/27/2012

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