electronic privacy

US spies could be tracking you on Twitter


December 28th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) The US department of homeland security reportedly makes fake Twitter and Facebook profiles in a bid to track down people who use "sensitive" words.If anyone ... Read more...

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Facebook could be taken to court over alleged tracking


November 17th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook could be dragged before the US Congress following reports that the social networking site tracks users even after they have logged out. After months of ... Read more...

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Facebook To Permit The Advertisers To Republish The Users’ Posts


January 27th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 27, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Facebook’s consumers, who sign on to a store or click the `like'’ button for a brand name, may soon discover that those acts have been ... Read more...

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Facebook to let advertisers republish user’s posts


January 27th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook users will now be able to see commercials that their friends like.The website has announced that as part of the “Sponsored Story”, users will see ... Read more...

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‘Genitalia-revealing scanners’ cause uproar in US over ’stored images’


August 11th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 11 (ANI): A privacy group in US has filed a lawsuit to end controversial airport body scanning after claims that thousands of images were being reportedly stored or recorded.The ... Read more...

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New York airports to install full-body scanners


August 7th, 2010 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 7 (DPA) New York region's three major airports will next month install full-body scanners, which critics said would violate constitutional rights of American people, news reports said Friday. The Port ... Read more...

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Federal Agency Admits To Saving Body Scan Images


August 5th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The controversy surrounding the full body scanners has just intensified as the US Marshals Service admitted this week that they have saved thousands of images from ... Read more...

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Facebook Privacy Concern Grows


May 10th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar San Francisco, May 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook's privacy rules are bothering millions of people along with some bureaucrats who are now opposing the website's privacy polices fearing that it makes ... Read more...

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Justice Department Seeks Cell Phone Details Without Warrant


February 15th, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Philadelphia, Feb 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States government has reiterated during a court hearing on Friday that it should be given the right to retrieve the cell phone records ... Read more...

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Organization Lodges Complaint Against Facebook To FTC


December 18th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec. 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The new privacy settings introduced by the popular social networking site Facebook has alarmed the users as they are now worried about the privacy of the ... Read more...

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FTC gets Facebook privacy setting complaint


December 18th, 2009 - 8:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Dec 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Many privacy groups have complained about the latest Facebook privacy settings to FTC. One of them is The Electronic Privacy Information Centre. It has asked ... Read more...

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Privacy activists condemn ‘virtual strip search’ security system at airport


May 19th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Privacy activists are planning to call for a ban on the use of whole-body imaging, the airport security technology that they say performs 'a virtual strip search' and ... Read more...

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EU Commission to probe UK’s failure to protect citizens from secret surveillance


April 15th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.15 (ANI): Britain's failure to protect its citizens from secret surveillance on the Internet is to be investigated by the European Commission.According to The Independent, the move will fuel claims that ... Read more...

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Facebook backtracks changes after user outcry


February 19th, 2009 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Popular social networking site Facebook said Wednesday it will return to its previous terms of service regarding user data after widespread opposition to its new terms under ... Read more...

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US, UK, China and Russia are endemic surveillance societies


January 8th, 2008 - 4:45 pm ICT by admin
London, January 8 (ANI): While the trend of government surveillance is on the rise across the world, the US has emerged as the country whose citizens enjoyed privacy protection the least last ... Read more...

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Google’s ‘My Location’ a Threat to Privacy?


December 1st, 2007 - 12:47 am ICT by admin
In light of recent reports that federal agents routinely request cell phone tracking data from cellular companies, the announcement by Google of its new "My Location" feature for the mobile version of ... Read more...

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