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Invasion of Privacy

Spies in the Sky -- Is Your Privacy at Risk?

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Jeb Harrison

The uproar over the prying eyes in the skies has been sparking legal debate over the past year, and is reaching a fever pitch. Just recently sunbathers and picnickers at a public park in Tiburon, Calif. called for a ban on drone use.

Dances With Google Glass

Carla Escoda | Posted 10.08.2014 | Technology
Carla Escoda

Perhaps the outrage over Google Glass will finally provoke a radical shift in our culture of surveillance, with consumers spurring tech companies to innovate in ways that reinforce civil society, and regulators who vigorously back consumers.

Is It Worth Sacrificing Your Secrecy to Be Social?

Jamie Silverman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Technology
Jamie Silverman

The amount of access we're unknowingly granting to the seemingly innocent sites we visit on a daily basis is getting more and more invasive with no end in sight. How do we shield ourselves from this invisible line we didn't even know existed?

Tired of Being Asked Nosy Questions? _____ Yes _____ No (Why Marital Status Question Doesn't Belong on Forms)

Christina Pesoli | Posted 08.13.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Seriously, does the desk clerk at the gym really need to know that its newest member is separated from her husband? And does the massage therapist who's working out the tension in MeeMaw's shoulders really need to know that Pawpaw passed away?

50,000 Texts Handed Over In Maine Divorce Case

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Divorce

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine supreme court justice says a cellphone company turned over more than 50,000 text messages in a divorce case in which ...

The 'Deep Web' -- Got Secrets?

Eric Yaverbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eric Yaverbaum

If you think there's an awful lot in the real world to be disturbed about, wait until you see what's happening in the virtual world. It's as real as real can be.

Are You Ready For Google Glass? 3 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe

Sue Scheff | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

As Google Glass enters our society, we need to be sure that us as parents understand the anticipated effects on safety and privacy. Although we can't control others' behavior, we can be social media role models for our kids.

'Spying and Lying': How Our Constitution Is Under Attack... and Why We Should Be Outraged

Rick Collins | Posted 10.21.2013 | Crime
Rick Collins

When the true facts of an investigation's origin and development are withheld not only from defense lawyers but from prosecutors and judges, the rights to a fair trial and to confront one's accusers are rendered meaningless.

Man or Cyborg: Does Google Glass Mark the End of True Humanity?

Cassie Goldring | Posted 09.21.2013 | Technology
Cassie Goldring

Google Glass exemplifies how our present technological climate has enabled us to not only extend our physical selves, but our mental ones as well.

Hey, Apple! Get Off My Tail!

Stanley Bing | Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology
Stanley Bing

It's just the beginning, guys. Every breath you take. Every move you make. Every bond you break, every step you take, Apple will be watching you. Unless you find the well-hidden option, that is.

The Royal Peep Show

Suzanne Ely | Posted 11.20.2012 | Media
Suzanne Ely

The allure and thrill of the unknown ending in an over-scripted world and the visceral encounter with the unaltered has left us drunk and horny on communal media peep shows.

How Kate Middleton's Boobs Could Save the World (If Only She'd Let Them)

Keli Goff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Style
Keli Goff

Kate Middleton should embrace her newfound influence and platform with gusto and use it for good, something she has been slow to do so far.

Lawmakers Reject Color-Coded Student IDs By Test Score

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

California lawmakers have voted to prohibit a controversial practice by Kennedy and Cypress High Schools that required students to carry color-coded I...

Police: Man Says He Taped Co-Worker Breast-Pumping In Her Office

Posted 06.06.2012 | Parents

For a new mother who works at DeSales University in Center Valley, Penn., the simple act of pumping breastmilk at work led to extreme distress when sh...

Is Privacy Really THAT Special Anymore?

Joseph Rauch | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

Since privacy is a broad term and can be defined in many ways, it is not always clear what an invasion of privacy is. People can find out just about everything they want to know about you by using cookies and behavioral targeting since your Internet history is readily accessible.

Dharun Ravi And Tyler Clementi Timeline: Roommates In Dorm Room Spying Case

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 05.22.2012 | Crime

A timeline of events could be crucial to determining if Dharun Ravi is guilty of bullying and snooping on Tyler Clementi in the so-called "Roommate We...

Middle School Principal Accused Of Recording Boys Showering

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.28.2011 | Education

Patrick Lott, Bernardsville Middle School assistant principal, has been arrested for allegedly recording boys showering at Immaculata High School in S...

Don't Be His 'Bed Cred'

Matt Titus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Matt Titus

You remember the exact moment. You were both hot and heavy and the camera was an arm's length away. He was a stud. But now, six months later, the dud has been flashing nude pictures of you for all his bro's to see.

Rutgers Student Believed To Have Committed Suicide After Classmates Allegedly Recorded Him In Gay Sexual Encounter

The Huffington Post | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

UPDATE 5:46 p.m. EST: The Clementi family's lawyer, Paul Minardi, has released a statement confirming that Tyler committed suicide: "Tyler was a fi...

Is Social Networking Making Us Dumber?

Gregg Hurwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gregg Hurwitz

Is it a stretch to suggest that as people's capability for normal interaction atrophies, their judgment is weakened as well? Have we utterly forgotten our definition of privacy?

The National Biometric ID Card: The Mark of the Beast?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

When all is said and done, the adoption of a national biometric ID card serves one purpose only: to provide the government with the ultimate control over the American people.

A Guide to the Laws of Selling Celebrity Sex Tapes: Why Kendra Must Have Consented

Jeremiah Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeremiah Reynolds

Kendra has been widely quoted as supposedly being despondent over the release of the tape. But she had to consent to the release of the tape in order for a well-established company, like Vivid, to release it legally.

Elin and Tiger: A Just Invasion of Privacy

Ruth Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ruth Fowler

There is a huge difference between the woman who snoops on her man because of her own insecurity, and the woman who snoops because she knows something is wrong.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Welcome, Big Brother: Ondi Timoner on We Live in Public

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

In the documentary We Live in Public, director Ondi Timoner focuses on an experiment in which 100 people were shut into a Soho, NY basement with all the comforts of home, plus 24/7 surveillance.

Bozeman, MT: Want a Job? Give Us Your Passwords

Lisa Derrick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Derrick

If you want a job working for this city, be prepared to hand over the log in and password info to all your social networking and blogging sites.