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  • 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

  • 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.

  • Officials Defend Intimate Airport Security Methods Monday, 15 Nov 2010 | 8:46 AM ET

    Officials are defending new anti-terrorism security procedures at the nation's airports that some travelers complain are overly invasive and intimate.

  • Google Was in 'Significant Breach' of UK Data Law Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 8:11 AM ET
    The camera of a German Google Street View car

    Google violated Britain's data protection laws when its Street View mapping service recorded data from private wireless networks, the country's information commissioner said Wednesday.

  • US Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 8:59 AM ET

    Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” as people increasingly communicate online instead of by telephone.

  • Why Germans Want out of Google's Street View Saturday, 14 Aug 2010 | 6:30 AM ET
    Reichstag Parliment building, Berlin, Germany

    From next week, German households have four weeks to request to be deleted from Google's mapping service Street View; and there are signs that many of them will, amid worries about privacy and still-fresh memories of secret police surveillance.

  • For E-Data, Tug Grows Over Privacy vs. Security Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 10:21 AM ET
    Blackberry, Dubai

    The threat by the United Arab Emirates to shut down mobile services on BlackBerrys like e-mail and text messaging underscores a growing tension between communications companies and governments over how to balance privacy with national security. The NYT reports.

  • Connecticut Probes Google's Use of Private Data Monday, 7 Jun 2010 | 1:08 PM ET

    Connecticut's attorney general says he's investigating whether Google illegally collected data from personal and business wireless computer networks for its mapping service.

  • Price of Facebook Privacy? Start Clicking Thursday, 13 May 2010 | 11:47 AM ET
    Facebook

    Which is longer, the United States Constitution or Facebook’s Privacy Policy? If you guessed the latter, you’re right.