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  1. Press: Your smart TV may be collecting more info than you realize
    Consumer Reports just analyzed smart TVs from the five biggest US TV brands — Samsung, LG, Sony, TCL and Vizio — and found several problems. All can track what consumers watch and two of the brands… | Feb 07, 2018
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Press: Your car company may know more about you than your spouse
    Daniel Dunn may consider his everyday driving habits mundane, but auto and privacy experts suspect that big automakers like Honda see them as anything but. By monitoring his everyday movements, an automaker can vacuum up… | Jan 16, 2018
  5. Press: Health data being used as evidence in murder investigation
    Health app data from an iPhone is being used as evidence in a rape and murder investigation in Germany, Motherboard reports. Details in the story also point to what may be the first known iPhone 6s… | Jan 12, 2018
  6. Press: What’s your citizen ‘trust score’?
    Take George Orwell’s 1984. Now sprinkle in that episode of "Black Mirror" where characters live in a world in which every aspect of their lives is dominated by ratings.  That’s one way to think about the… | Nov 13, 2017
  7. Korean: Freeze Your Credit File (Korean)
    신용 문서 "보안 동결"은 여러분이 신분도용의 피해를 당하지 않도록 하고 사기꾼들이 여러분의 개인 정보를 이용해 신용을 설정하는 것을 방지하는 데 도움을 주는 예방 도구입니다. 보안 동결은 여러분이 일시적 혹은 영구적으로 동결을 해제시키지 않는 한 여러분의 이름으로 새로운 크레딧이 설정되는 것을 방지합니다. 이 소책자는 여러분의 신용 문서를 "동결"시키는 방법을 설명하고 있습니다.
  8. Chinese: Freeze Your Credit File (Chinese)
  9. Spanish: Freeze Your Credit File (Spanish)
    El “congelamiento de seguridad” es una herramienta para ayudarle a prevenir el robo de identidad y evitar que impostores utilicen su información personal para establecer crédito. Esta publicación explica cómo “congelar” su crédito, lo cual… | Oct 06, 2017
  10. English: Freeze Your Credit File
    A credit file "security freeze" is a preventive tool to help you avoid identity theft and to block impostors from using your personal information to establish credit. This publication explains how to "freeze" your credit… | Oct 01, 2017
  11. Press: Wisconsin company to install rice-sized microchips in employees
    A Wisconsin technology company is offering its employees microchip implants that can be used to scan into the building and purchase food at work. Whether or not to get a chip is up to the employee… | Jul 25, 2017
  12. Press: Malware case is a major blow for the NSA
    “For half a century, N.S.A. pried into other people’s secrets,” said Amy B. Zegart, a Stanford University professor who studies intelligence agencies. “Now they’re suddenly sitting ducks who have their secrets stolen and used around… | May 17, 2017
  13. Press: House voted to wipe away FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections
    In a party-line vote, House Republicans freed Internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast of protections approved just last year that had sought to limit what companies could do with information such as… | Mar 29, 2017
  14. Press: Push for Internet privacy rules moves to statehouses
    As on climate change, immigration and a host of other issues, some state legislatures may prove to be a counterweight to Washington by enacting new regulations to increase consumers’ privacy rights.  Illinois legislators are considering… | Mar 27, 2017
  15. Press: Congress is about to give away your online privacy
    Congress is poised to roll back FCC privacy protections in a way that could seriously compromise our online lives. The protections require internet service providers to secure consumer data and obtain consumers’ consent before mining… | Mar 24, 2017
  16. Press: Alas, Senate votes to slam broadband privacy rules
    The Senate today voted along party lines to pass a resolution that would overturn a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that requires internet service providers to get customers’ permission before they sell sensitive consumer data.… | Mar 23, 2017
  17. Press: Congress vote may overturn Internet privacy rules
    The rules, which would have required Internet service providers to ask customers' permission to collect, use and sell personal information, were passed Oct. 27, 2016 by the FCC, then chaired by Democrat Tom Wheeler. But Republicans… | Mar 23, 2017
  18. Press: Crossing the border? Here’s how to safeguard your data from searches
    Travelers, beware: When you take your gadgets abroad, maintaining the security of the data on your devices is just as important as protecting yourself from muggers. | Mar 22, 2017
  19. 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
  20. Press: WikiLeaks releases trove of alleged C.I.A. hacking documents
    In what appears to be the largest leak of C.I.A documents in history, WikiLeaks released on Tuesday thousands of pages describing sophisticated software tools and techniques used by the agency to break into smartphones, computers… | Mar 08, 2017
  21. Press: Verizon’s takeover of Yahoo is all about user data
    Verizon Communications and Yahoo have come to terms on the telecom giant’s takeover of the seen-better-days Internet company. Now, millions of Yahoo users have something else to consider: Verizon’s aggressive use of customer information. Put… | Feb 24, 2017
  22. Press: What are your rights if border agents want to search your phone?
    Before you travel, here’s some information on what border agents can and cannot do, along with recommendations from lawyers. | Feb 15, 2017
  23. Press: Medicaid’s data gets an internet-era makeover
    A San Francisco start-up has built a cloud-computing database of the nation’s 74 million Medicaid patients and their treatment. Andrew M. Slavitt, acting director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, described the cloud… | Jan 11, 2017
  24. Press: Bid for access to Amazon Echo audio raises privacy concerns
    In a move that promises to raise new questions about electronic privacy, detectives investigating a murder in Arkansas are seeking access to audio that may have been recorded on an Amazon Echo electronic personal assistant.… | Dec 29, 2016
  25. Press: A 10-digit key code to your private life
    The next time someone asks you for your cellphone number, you may want to think twice about giving it. The cellphone number is more than just a bunch of digits. It is increasingly used as… | Nov 13, 2016
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