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Microsoft sniffed blogger's Hotmail account to trace leak

The company's legal department determined that it had the right to go through a private e-mail account, citing a leak of proprietary Microsoft code.

By March 20, 2014

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Bacteria-sniffing wand could help prevent foodborne illnesses

Researchers hope their real-time detection system that uses a magnetoelastic sensor can speed up testing at food processing plants.

By October 22, 2013

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London tosses out Wi-Fi-sniffing 'smart bins'

The rubbish receptacles were all about serving up targeted ads -- a trick that required them to track phone data of passersby.

By August 12, 2013

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Laws on Wi-Fi sniffing still up in the air, say specialists

Legal and tech specialists debate whether open Wi-Fi networks should be fair game for sniffing, but they agree that the law is currently unclear on the issue.

By July 28, 2012

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NYPD creates Twitter-sniffing, Facebook-frisking unit

The New York Police Department decides it must have a specific unit that will spend its time looking for trouble on social networks.

By August 10, 2011

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Eek, a (bomb-sniffing) mouse!

System out of Israel employs smell-sensitive rodents to detect drugs or explosives in public venues like airports and malls. Don't worry: they won't crawl all over you.

By March 30, 2011

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YouPorn sued for sniffing browser history

A lawsuit accuses the operator of a porn site of checking whether a visitor had been to other Web sites using "history sniffing." UCSD researchers say YouPorn isn't alone.

By December 6, 2010

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Ep. 1308: Maladjusted mustache guys sniffing your data

On today's show, it turns out that people and not just computers are looking at some of the super-private data you give to Google. And some of those people are hipsters in ironic t-shirts. Yeah, scary. Also, the new Twitter debuts, and it's better than the iPad version. Plus, IE 9 and Nokia's new attitude (and personnel): too little too late?

By September 15, 2010

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Buzz Out Loud 1308: Maladjusted mustache guys sniffing your data (podcast)

On today's show, it turns out that people and not just computers are looking at some of the super-private data you give to Google. And some of those people are hipsters in ironic t-shirts. Yeah, scary. Also, the new Twitter debuts, and it's better than the iPad version. Plus, IE 9 and Nokia's new attitude (and personnel): too little too late?

By September 15, 2010

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Sniffing keystrokes via laser and keyboard power

Researchers prove they can spy on a computer by using laser beams and by sniffing the electrical socket, bringing the James Bond world of espionage to everyday geeks.

By March 19, 2009