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Electronic Privacy Information Center

Matt Sledge

The Supreme Court Just Punted On The NSA's Most Controversial Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

The Supreme Court denied a request from a pro-privacy group for a quick review of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone rec...

Google's Latest Privacy Snafu

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic and Michael Sin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic and Michael Sin SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's privacy practices are drawing heat after an Australian softw...

Some Privacy Watchdogs Are Pretty Unhappy With Facebook Now

Reuters | Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 01.26.2013 | Technology

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two privacy advocacy groups urged Facebook Inc on Monday to withdraw proposed changes to ...

Andrea Stone

Lawmakers Enraged Over DHS Program To Monitor Online Comments On Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers looking into homeland security officials' practice of monitoring social media sites seized on a report Thursday by a civil lib...

Gerry Smith

Facebook Not The Last To Face Privacy Scrutiny

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology

Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are reportedly near a settlement over the company's privacy policies. But Facebook is not the first socia...

Electronic Privacy Information Center Calls TSA Body Scanners An 'Unreasonable Search'

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON -- A privacy rights advocacy group is telling appellate judges that the use of full-body scanners as a first line of defense at airports vi...

Smile! Aerial Images Being Used To Enforce Laws

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — On New York's Long Island, it's used to prevent drownings. In Greece, it's a tool to help solve a financial crisis. Municipali...

EPIC Complains While Google Tries to Fix Buzz Privacy Snafus

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

By exposing your Buzz followers, Google was exposing the people you communicate with. That could be a problem if that list included a potential employer you were negotiating with while still at your current job.