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  1. Press: How consumers can take action to protect themselves online
    With the recent rise in cyberattacks, consumers must employ the same tactics used by businesses to stay safe online. | Jun 15, 2018
  2. Press: Selling your data for profit? Here are arguments for and against
    If you could get paid for information about your likes, dislikes and other data, would you sell it? Our privacy and how our personal data are being used have become a huge issue since the… | Jun 15, 2018
  3. Press: Protecting privacy is a civil rights issue
    Sweeping privacy violations have the strange effect of revealing that the tracking of consumers by marketers affects everyone while hiding how that tracking hurts some people far more than others. People who value their privacy… | Jun 07, 2018
  4. Press: Facebook may face fines — again — for potentially mishandling users’ data
    Facebook’s arrangements with, Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung allowing their devices to access data from the social network’s users could further expose Facebook to steep fines and other penalties, experts said. The practice — which… | Jun 05, 2018
  5. Press: New privacy law makes Europe world’s leading tech watchdog
    The notices are flooding people’s inboxes en masse, from large technology companies, including Facebook and Uber, and even from parent teacher associations, children’s soccer clubs and yoga instructors. “Here is an update to our privacy… | May 25, 2018
  6. Press: If companies can protect user data in Europe, they can protect it everywhere
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. companies should adopt essentially the same data protection rules that are poised to go into effect in the European Union on May 25, Public Citizen, the Center for Digital Democracy and… | May 24, 2018
  7. Press: Amazon will deliver to your car—but you might pay for it in privacy
    First came in-home delivery. Now Amazon is offering to drop off packages straight to the trunk of your parked car. Package theft has long been a persistent problem for online shoppers, and Amazon says in-car delivery… | Apr 25, 2018
  8. Press: Tech giants brace for Europe’s new data privacy rules
    Over the past two months, Google has started letting people around the world choose what data they want to share with its various products, including Gmail and Google Docs.  The tech giants are preparing for… | Feb 02, 2018
  9. Press: Amazon has huge amounts of our data. What happens when you add health care? announced a joint partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan to create an independent health care company for their employees, putting an end to months of speculation that the technology giant was eyeing a foray into… | Jan 31, 2018
  10. Press: Data Privacy day: A reminder to safeguard your data
    This Sunday (Jan. 28) is Data Privacy Day, which marks the 1981 signing of Europe’s Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. But, more important, it’s a reminder… | Jan 28, 2018
  11. Press: Companies race to gather a newly prized currency: Our measurements
    Clothing companies now see body measurements as one of their most prized currencies, and millions of Americans are increasingly offering up their innermost personal data in search of customized pieces or a better fit. Algorithms… | Jan 17, 2018
  12. Press: Mysterious message is locking Google Docs users out of their files
    Imagine you're working on a Google Doc when, seemingly out of nowhere, your ability to edit the online file gets revoked. What you see instead is an error message indicating that you've violated Google's terms of service.… | Nov 02, 2017
  13. Press: Dust isn’t the only thing your Roomba is sucking up
    The company behind the Roomba vacuum, iRobot, has grand plans to one day sell the mapping data its robot cleaner collects to giant technology companies like Google, Apple and Amazon.  Two models of the tiny… | Jul 26, 2017
  14. Press: Lastest NSA leak: A reminder that you bosses can see your every move
    It took just days for authorities to arrest and charge a federal contractor with leaking classified intelligence to the media. What helped federal authorities link Winner to the leak were unrelated personal emails she had sent to the… | Jun 08, 2017
  15. Press: Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff
    Google has begun using billions of credit-card transaction records to prove that its online ads are prompting people to make purchases – even when they happen offline in brick-and-mortar stores, the company said. The advance… | May 25, 2017
  16. Press: What you should know about Wikileaks smart tv disclosure
    Samsung on Wednesday said that it is looking into reports based on WikiLeaks documents that the Central Intelligence Agency may have developed a way to access Samsung SmartTVs to control some features of the device and to record conversations… | Mar 09, 2017
  17. Press: Data could be the next tech hot button for regulators
    Now data — gathered in those immense pools of information that are at the heart of everything from artificial intelligence to online shopping recommendations — is increasingly a focus of technology competition.  But in the… | Jan 09, 2017
  18. Press: Surge of data from cars could be big money maker
    When cars exit the tunnel of the next 15 years, they’ll be like giant smartphones.Their sensors will capture sight, sound and motion and transmit the information to the Internet quickly and affordably. Among the possibilities:… | Nov 21, 2016
  19. Press: Your smartphone knows if you’re a good driver
    These apps look at information collected from a smartphone's GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope to sense if you brake or accelerate sharply, determine how fast you drive, and whether you make jerky turns. Not surprisingly, insurance… | Aug 18, 2016
  20. Press: Al Franken is worried about Pokemon Go players’ privacy
    The Democratic senator has written to the CEO of Niantic, the company that created Pokemon Go, concerned that the wildly popular game app is collecting a "broad swath of personal information" from users. "From a… | Jul 13, 2016
  21. Press: Businesses gather more information than they need from consumers
    Strong rules for collection and use of people's personal data should be enacted.   | Feb 02, 2014

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