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Our devices are listening to us all the time -- but do we care?

Once a thing dreamed about in sci-fi, voice-controlled computers are a reality. But consumers may not realize the price they pay for living in the future.

By November 16, 2014

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Apple's culture of secrecy delays security response -- again

Apple finally delivers a cure for the "goto fail" plague, but this isn't the first time that sluggish Apple response times have put its users at risk.

By February 25, 2014

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French could serve up fines to Google for privacy violation

Google might face hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines in France for privacy violations. Small potatoes to the company, but the ruling could portend a more difficult relationship between Europe and Google.

By September 27, 2013

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MaskMe guards your privacy like a vigilant angel

In a world that values data mining over privacy protections, the new MaskMe tool restores your ability to use the Internet without compromising your identity.

By July 22, 2013

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Facebook Home isn't where your privacy is

commentary Facebook's latest attempt to get you to spend more time with its services bodes ill for the privacy-minded, but not all hope is lost.

By April 6, 2013

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Your vote costs Obama and Romney about $22

My vote's worth $30 to the U.S. presidential campaigns, according to Abine's vote calculator, which puts a fun spin on several factors that determine the cost of online ads. How cheap will yours turn out to be?

By November 3, 2012

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Privacy experts to ask FTC to probe Facebook-Datalogix deal

Facebook wants to know which ads lead to buys, but experts worry the data aggregation may violate a recent privacy settlement.

By September 24, 2012

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Ad tracking 'blocker' comes to iOS 6

Apple's UDID is soon to be dead to advertisers, replaced by the Advertising Identifier. With it, you'll be able to limit targeted ads in iOS 6, but it won't be fully functional at first.

By September 14, 2012

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Berkeley Law's first Web Privacy Census is out and it's troubling

That Web site you love? It's tracking you. So is the other one. In fact, so are all of the top 100 sites, according to new research.

By June 27, 2012

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Seen that privacy chain letter on Facebook? Ignore it

A widely shared status update on Facebook claims you need to post a disclaimer to keep the site from ripping off your data. Too bad it's completely bogus.

By June 5, 2012