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  1. Press: Facebook is now in the data-privacy spotlight. Could Google be next?
    The quiet fear among the nation's tech elite, though, has been that extra attention on Facebook will reflect on everyone — Google, perhaps, most of all. The titan of search, smartphones and Web browsing makes… | Apr 12, 2018
  2. Press: Congress wants to drag Google and Twitter into Facebook’s privacy crisis
    A panel of Senate lawmakers aims to grill the top executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter next month, the latest indication that the controversy surrounding Facebook’s data privacy practices now threatens to envelop the whole… | Mar 27, 2018
  3. Press: Facebook questioned about pulling Android call, text data
    On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android… | Mar 26, 2018
  4. Press: The scary truth that Cambridge Analytica understands
    Cambridge Analytica, a London-based data firm that sold its services to political campaigns, has been thrust into the spotlight this week thanks to a number of startling exposés. Undercover footage, along with testimony and evidence… | Mar 22, 2018
  5. Press: Supreme Court to hear Microsoft case on mail privacy
    【新唐人北京时间2018年02月27日讯】2月27日,美国最高法院将开庭审理美国政府和微软公司(Microsoft)的重大隐私权案,就司法部是否有权依照美国法律原则要求微软交出存储在海外服务器上的用户资料进行审议。 | Feb 27, 2018
  6. Press: Data insecurity and data protection
    As consumers do and store more and more online, the threat of data breaches and privacy lapses is ever-present. Americans’ privacy rights are dictated by a spotty patchwork of federal and state laws that Consumer… | Feb 27, 2018
  7. 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
  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: 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. Chinese: Freeze Your Credit File (Chinese)
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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