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  • The third-party ad on Facebook using Cheryl Smith's image.

    Peter Smith was browsing Facebook a couple of weeks ago when he stumbled upon an ad for hot singles. That's not unusual on social networking sites like Facebook, but what was unusual was the picture of the woman in the ad. It was his wife, Cheryl.

  • The Supreme Court says it will decide how much privacy workers have when they send text messages from company accounts.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Facebook Timeline

    Questions have been raised about the legality of the practice, which is also the focus of proposed legislation in Illinois and Maryland that would forbid public agencies from asking for access to social networks.