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Documents Uncover NYPD's Vast License Plate Reader Database

Mariko Hirose | Posted 01.25.2017 | Technology
Mariko Hirose

Surveillance is about power. Vigilant gives the NYPD power to monitor our whereabouts. By demanding answers to critical questions about NYPD's use of surveillance tools, New Yorkers can begin to take back the power imbalance created by the new era of mass digital surveillance.

Google Just Took Another Small Step Toward Replacing Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

We've known for years that search engines like Google change how humans remember information -- so what happens when we use online services to keep tr...

For Sale: My Data

Ishani Banerji, Ph.D. | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Ishani Banerji, Ph.D.

Would I be willing to sell my online social media activity? What about my location? What about my financial information? These questions led to further questions.

Know Everyone in the Room Instantly: How SocialRadar Is Disrupting Networking

Ondi Timoner | Posted 07.06.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

Imagine being able to walk into a room and your phone will, "Tell you about how you are connected to those people around you and how they [are] relevant to you."

How Some Retailers Are Tracking You With Your Phone

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

Privacy advocates have an entirely new worry to keep them awake at night. National retailers like Nordstrom and Home Depot, working with a company ...

Yes, It's True: Location and Consumer Privacy Can Co-Exist

David Rush | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
David Rush

Location-based technologies are allowing businesses to create meaningful engagement with consumers. Used properly, there are some revolutionary ways to deepen the relationship that will benefit both groups without compromising privacy.

The Legal Battle Over Cell Phone Location Privacy

Larry Bodine | Posted 12.24.2012 | Crime
Larry Bodine

Did you know that every time you use your cell phone to check email, send a text or make a call, your cell phone relays your location to the cell phone company? And that the company keeps your data for months?

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.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Bank Moves To Track Customer Locations, Raising Privacy Concerns | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.02.2011 | Business

A major U.S. bank is now tracking customer locations, raising concerns about online privacy. Ally Financial now requests to track the locations of ...

Microsoft Sued By Customers

Posted 10.31.2011 | Technology

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft allegedly tracks the location of its mobile customers even after users request that tracking soft...

Be Digital to the Core

Naomi Troni | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology
Naomi Troni

What we've learned in the past decade is that brands that want momentum, relevance and reach must ensure they are digital to the core. That means a lot more than having a cool website.

iPhone User Sues Apple Over Location Tracking--And Wins

Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

SEOUL | Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:48am EDT (Reuters) - Apple Inc's Korean unit has paid compensation to a user of its popular iPhone after collecting loca...

New Bill Could Make Secret Location Tracking Illegal

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.15.2011 | Technology

Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced on Wednesday legislation that takes aim at location-aware devices and apps a...

Senator Urges Privacy Policies For Apps

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 07.25.2011 | Technology

Following a heated row over smartphone location tracking that culminated in Apple and Google representatives appearing before a Senate Judiciary panel...

FCC Invites Google, Apple To Location-Tracking Forum

Posted 07.17.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In its first look at the growing controversy about location tracking by smartphones, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission...

Senators Grill Apple, Google Over Privacy

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology

At a senate hearing today, Apple and Google defended themselves against allegations that the companies do an inadequate job of protecting user privacy...

Mobile Phone Tracking Highlights Need For Baseline Privacy Law

Leslie Harris | Posted 07.10.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Using mobile devices should not mean that consumers are forced to relinquish control of data about them to a weak and unclear legal environment.

Apple, Google To Face Lawmakers In Privacy Tussle

Posted 07.09.2011 | Technology

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tech companies such as Apple and Google are hoping the tracks of millions of mobile device users will lead to...