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  • Microsoft beefs up customer privacy policy Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 5:29 PM ET

    SEATTLE, March 28- Microsoft Corp, under fire for accessing an employee's private Hotmail account to prove he was leaking computer code to a blogger, has said it will now refer all suspicions of illegal activity on its email services to law enforcement.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, March 27- Canada's largest oil producer, Suncor Energy Inc, said on Thursday it will appeal a legal decision preventing the company from carrying out random drug and alcohol tests on workers at its northern Alberta oil sands sites.

  • UPDATE 1-Google won't face email privacy class action Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    March 19- Google Inc won a significant legal victory as a U.S. judge decided not to combine several lawsuits that accuse the Internet search company of violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users into a single class action.

  • Google won't face email privacy class action Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    March 19- Google Inc won a significant legal victory as a U.S. judge decided not to combine several lawsuits that accuse the Internet search company of violating the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of email users into a single class action.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The seemingly intractable problem of identity theft led the list of top consumer complaints once again in 2013, with U.S. consumers reporting that they lost over $1.6 billion to various types of fraud, the Federal Trade Commission said in a report released on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The seemingly intractable problem of identity theft once again led the list of top consumer complaints in 2013, with U.S. consumers reporting that they lost $1.6 billion to various types of fraud, the Federal Trade Commission said in a report released Thursday. Florida had the highest per capita rate of identity theft.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Data thefts at U.S. retailers have rekindled enthusiasm in Congress for a single federal law on how customers should be notified about such breaches, but those efforts face the same roadblock as in the past: dozens of overlapping state laws already in place.

  • OTTAWA/ WASHINGTON, Feb 5- Canada and the United States on Wednesday unveiled a tax information-sharing pact, advancing the Obama administration's fight against tax dodgers, although challenges remained to implementing a U.S. international tax transparency law.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Texas and Florida bankers' groups are appealing the dismissal of a lawsuit they brought last year challenging rules meant to help the government implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, a law aimed at combating offshore tax evasion.

  • Jan 14- In the wake of a massive data breach that affected up to 100 million shoppers over the holidays, Target Corp has offered all of its customers- whether or not they were directly affected- a year of free credit monitoring. Q: What is Target offering?

  • Jan 14- In the wake of a massive data breach that affected up to 100 million shoppers over the holidays, Target Corp has offered all of its customers- whether or not they were directly affected- a year of free credit monitoring. Q: What is Target offering?

  • Senator Ron Johnson filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging the way President Barack Obama's healthcare law is being applied to Congress, part of a larger Republican strategy to draw attention to what they see as critical flaws in Obama's signature domestic policy.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration already had approved limited use of drones in the United States for law enforcement, surveillance, atmospheric research and other applications. They also are a growing business for companies such as Boeing Co, Northrop Grumman Corp, Lockheed Martin Corp and AeroVironment Inc..

  • BOSTON, Dec 20- Top executives and directors at some major U.S. companies may have less sway over votes on chief executive officer compensation and other shareholder matters if a campaign by a number of investor activists succeeds.

  • MADRID, Dec 19- Spain's privacy watchdog on Thursday fined Google for breaking the country's data protection law when combining personal information from its many different online services and failing to inform users clearly on how it uses their data.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 18- The task force appointed by the White House to review controversial surveillance programs and other operations by the National Security Agency has recommended policy shifts that emphasize cybersecurity defense. For the entire system to work, encryption software itself must be trustworthy, "the panel wrote to the White House.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- A judge's bid this week to stop the U.S. government from collecting Americans' phone records raises a question that the U.S. Supreme Court has confronted before: at what point should modern technology force judges to revisit legal precedents?

  • Twitter reverses privacy rule Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 4:02 PM ET

    Twitter backtracked on blocking changes one day after imposing the rule. Tech Yeah discusses the potential impact.

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Dec 5- JPMorgan Chase& Co is warning some 465,000 holders of prepaid cash cards issued by the bank that their personal information may have been accessed by hackers who attacked its network in July. JPMorgan said on Wednesday it had detected that the web servers used by its site www.ucard.chase.com had been breached in the middle of September.

  • AMSTERDAM, Nov 28- Google's practice of combining personal data from its many different online services violates Dutch data protection law, the country's privacy watchdog said on Thursday after a seven-month investigation.

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