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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

Google agrees to record $22.5M fine on privacy

(AP) – Google is paying a record $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who use Apple’s Safari browser. The penalty announced Thursday […]

08/09/2012

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