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How to respond to a data-breach notification

When a company contacts you about a potential loss of your personal data to hackers, you may be left wondering what information was stolen and the potential consequences.

By August 20, 2013

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Internet tax bill targets all digital downloads

The U.S. Senate is set to vote Monday on a tax bill that would levy new fees on people who download digital products including movies, music, apps, and even WordPress themes.

By May 6, 2013

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How to prepare for your last log-off

From will templates to postmortem e-mails, free and low-cost Web services help you put your affairs in order, send messages from the afterlife (sort of), and ensure your online accounts are properly laid to rest.

By May 2, 2013

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Don't Glass and drive -- lawmakers seek to ban Google Glass on the road

West Virginia lawmakers are already pouncing on the existence of Google Glass and introducing a bill that would prohibit drivers from making a spectacle of themselves.

By March 23, 2013

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GSA vulnerability highlights dangers of SSNs as IDs

A recently fixed vulnerability at the U.S. General Services Administration highlights the dangers of using your Social Security Number for identification. Federal and state laws restrict use of SSNs by public and private organizations.

By March 23, 2013

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How to participate in the open-government movement

In his first term, President Obama started to make good on his pledge to improve government transparency. But a truly open government depends on citizens actively ensuring that all public agencies share information and respond to feedback.

By January 22, 2013

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The Great Privacy Debate takes place tomorrow in D.C.

Join us for a debate moderated by CNET's Declan McCullagh at the National Press Club tomorrow. The topic for debate is timely: Consumer privacy can be adequately protected without new legislation.

By July 17, 2012

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Why Supreme Court's GPS ruling will improve your privacy rights

Supreme Court's ruling against warrantless GPS tracking is likely to enhance Americans' privacy rights in other hot-button disputes, including warrantless cell phone tracking.

By January 23, 2012

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How to know when your private data is lost or stolen

Don't wait until a collection agency is dunning you for payment of an account a crook opened using your stolen identity. To reduce the risk, monitor all your financial accounts for unauthorized purchases or transfers.

By November 8, 2011

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Supreme Court will set rules for warrantless GPS tracking

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Obama administration's argument that cops have the right to track the whereabouts of Americans' automobiles without obtaining search warrants.

By June 27, 2011