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  • Irish Fight Against Facebook Privacy Policies     Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 10:46 AM ET

    European regulators are pressuring Facebook to improve its privacy practices, with Billy Hawkes, Ireland Office of the Data Protection commissioner.

  • Facebook

    Privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter may not be enough to keep employers or universities from viewing your private posts.

  • Apple Loophole Gives Developers Access to Photos Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 9:52 AM ET
    Apple's iPhone 3Gs

    The private photos on your phone may not be as private as you think.

  • Susan Molinari Named Google's Lobbyist in Washington Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 3:58 PM ET
    Google

    Google has named Susan Molinari, a former Republican congresswoman from New York, as the company's new representative in its Washington office.

  • Will Google's new privacy policy lead to the end of anonymity on the Internet? CNBC's Jon Fortt, weighs in. Also, Twitter's new "micro-censorship" policy, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Europe Weighs Tough Law on Online Privacy Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 6:06 AM ET

    Europe is considering a sweeping new law that would force Internet companies like Amazon.com and Facebook to obtain explicit consent from consumers about the use of their personal data, delete that data forever at the consumer’s request and face fines for failing to comply. The New York Times reports

  • Google Tackles Online Privacy in Unusual Ad Blitz Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 8:37 AM ET

    Google is focusing on the importance of protecting personal information in an unusual marketing campaign for a company that has been blasted for its own online privacy lapses and practices.

  • New US Law-Enforcement Tool: Facebook Searches Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 12:33 PM ET

    New US Law-Enforcement Tool: Facebook Searches

  • Electronic Health Records Go Global     Friday, 27 May 2011 | 4:23 PM ET

    The U.S. government is paying doctors to go online. A look at the new technology, and growth opportunities in the industry, with Glen Tullman, Allscripts CEO.

  • Facebook Admits Secret PR Move Against Google Friday, 13 May 2011 | 12:56 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook has admitted that it secretly hired a public-relations group in the US with the aim of generating stories critical of Google's approach to privacy.

  • Privacy Invasion Blame Game Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | 9:57 AM ET

    The issue of mobile phone privacy reverberated in the halls of Congress Tuesday when Senator Al Franken (D-Minn), Chairman of the new privacy and technology subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, heard testimony from both Apple and Google to get the 411 on just how much information has been collected.

  • Too Much Information?     Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:40 PM ET

    Weighing in on Google's latest attempt to break into the world of social networking and invasion of privacy, with Noah Kravitz, TechnoBuffalo and Michael Fertik, Reputation.com

  • A Privacy Warning for Smartphone Users Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 4:29 PM ET

    In today's high-tech age, your smartphone can be your concierge, navigator, websurfing device and of course a phone. Your gaming devices, are a conduit where you can communicate with other gamers all over the world as well as order movies. But with this "freedom" and "technological advances" your privacy could be in jeopardy.

  • Big Brother's iSpy     Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 2:10 PM ET

    Is your iPad spying on you? A disturbing new report claims the new iPhone or iPad is tracking your every move. Weighing in on the pros and cons are George Spatz, McGuire Woods attorney; Brian Chen, Wired reporter; and CNBC's Simon Hobbs.

  • Right to Disappear Online?     Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 10:41 AM ET

    The moment you put your personal data - or a photograph - on Facebook or Twitter - it instantly no longer belongs to you. But do you have the right to "disappear" online? CNBC's Simon Hobbs, and Carlos Moreira, Wisekey CEO discuss.

  • After Breach, Companies Warn of E-Mail Fraud Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 8:44 AM ET

    Security experts said Monday that millions of people were at increased risk of e-mail swindles after a giant security breach at an online marketing firm. The New York Times reports.

  • Facebook Prepares to Add Friends in Washington Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 8:13 AM ET

    Facebook has layered its executive, legal, policy and communications ranks with high-powered politicos from both parties, beefing up its firepower for future battles in Washington and beyond., and is looking to add more, reports the New York Times reports.

  • Car Keys and Money

    With a modest amount of expertise, computer hackers could gain remote access to someone’s car — just as they do to people’s personal computers — and take over the vehicle’s basic functions. The New York Times reports.

  • Lawmakers examining the Federal Trade Commission’s recommendation for a “do not track” mechanism to restrict the monitoring of Internet users said that they supported stricter safeguards for consumer privacy, but raised questions on how the system would work. The New York Times reports.

  • Agency Proposes ‘Do Not Track’ Option for Web Users Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 2:04 PM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission advocated a plan on Wednesday that lets consumers on the Internet choose whether they want information about their browsing habits to be collected, an option known as “do not track.” The New York Times reports.