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Internet users wary of backdoor snooping


March 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 19 (IANS) Internet users are uneasy about websites collecting personal information on behalf of advertisers and how they might commercialise it, according to a survey.Mark Andrejevic from ... Read more...

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Google to close down Google Buzz


October 15th, 2011 - 5:02 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) Google Friday announced to shut down the highly-controversial social networking product Google Buzz, along with several other services in the coming weeks, Xinhua reported.Google on ... Read more...

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Privacy concerns on Natgrid unwarranted: Chidambaram


June 11th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Allaying fears that the National Intelligence Grid (Natgrid) may encroach on individual privacy, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said high safeguards would be in place ... Read more...

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Now websites can track your IP address


April 25th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A new online tracking system will allow websites to pinpoint your location to within a few hundred metres, without your permission.Internet sites will be able to ... Read more...

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Facebook testing instant ads feature based on user status updates


March 25th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 25 (ANI): Facebook has confirmed it was testing a new programme that will instantly display ads based on users' status updates.According to the New York Post, the social networking ... Read more...

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US government’s onboard data recorder for cars sparks privacy concerns


February 10th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A government proposal that would require new cars to have onboard data recorders is pitting safety concerns against privacy concerns.The Department of Transportation and the National Highway Transportation ... Read more...

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Oz politicians to protect workers’ privacy from spying bosses


February 6th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 6 (ANI): It is no secret that a vast majority of employers monitor workers' Internet use or personal emails - a practice that goes almost completely unregulated.However, Australian politicians are ... Read more...

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Two-thirds of Americans support intrusive full-body scanners over terrorism concerns


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Despite recent controversies being raised about full-body scanners at airports, nearly two-thirds of Americans support the new scanning machines, saying that they are more concerned about fighting terrorism ... Read more...

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US seeking privacy-security balance over airport security: Robert Gibbs


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): White House spokesman Robert Gibbs has said the US airport security agency is working to balance travellers' privacy concerns with security needs, adding that the controversial new ... Read more...

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NYC swingers’ sex parties feeling recession pinch


November 13th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 13 (ANI): A survey has found that the recession has affected even New York City swingers' sex parties, as the scene has remained relatively tame.A couple lingering near the ... Read more...

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Naked wedding pictures as memento latest fad in China


November 12th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 12 (IANS) Naked wedding pictures as memento of the big day have become a hit among young Chinese couples, although this latest fad has irked some who vowed to push ... Read more...

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‘Full-body scanners’ unveiled at New York’s JFK Airport


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 23(ANI): New hi-tech 'full-body scanners' have been unveiled at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to help security officials to better detect weapons and explosives.U.S. Department of Homeland ... Read more...

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Pilot refuses to go through full body X-ray scanner at airport, walks off job


October 21st, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): A Houston-based pilot walked off his job because he didn't want go through a full body scanner every time he had to report to work.ExpressJet Airlines first officer ... Read more...

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Makeover of ‘naked’ airport scanners may address privacy concerns


September 9th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 09 (ANI): Travellers will no longer feel humiliated by the controversial airport scanners, which currently see through clothing and reveal clear outlines of a person's anatomy.The "naked" airport scanners ... Read more...

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Google’s German Street View to go live after privacy row


August 10th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 10 (DPA) Internet giant Google is set to make images of 20 German cities available online through its controversial Street View technology after reaching agreement with data protection officials, the ... Read more...

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Feds and the TSA admit that they store the body scans and also save them for future use


August 6th, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Aug 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This might be some alarming news because the feds and the TSA has finally admitted that they store the body scans and apparently that is ... Read more...

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Facebook founder’s photos published in privacy protest


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 02 (ANI): Intrusive photographs of Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg have been published to highlight privacy concerns on the social networking site.Zuckerberg's photographs have been published by ... Read more...

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Novel procedure uses stem cells in windpipe transplant for cancer patients


July 31st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): In what could be called an innovative procedure, surgeons have performed a windpipe transplant with stem cells to treat a patient with trachea cancer.Doctors have successfully transplanted windpipes ... Read more...

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Walmart’s New Smart Tags Raise Privacy Concerns


July 25th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development, Wal-Mart Stores Inc which is one of the biggest retailers of the USA is planning to put new electronic identification tags in ... Read more...

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Privacy Concerns Generated As Wal-Mart Resolves To Position Smart Tags On Males’ Attires


July 25th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Wal-Mart Stores Inc. happens to be the globe’s biggest retailer. It is now going to place electronic classification tags on males’ attires such as jeans. ... Read more...

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Internet privacy could be improved by fading data


June 17th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Privacy concerns among Internet users could be reduced if data was allowed to fade over time, suggests research.Dutch researcher Dr Harold van Heerde from the Centre for Telematics ... Read more...

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Only 2% of Facebook users to quit on “Quit Facebook Day”


May 29th, 2010 - 5:34 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – A new study from interactive research and technology firm Vision Critical was released on Friday and it uncovered recent privacy issues with Facebook and consumer reaction ... Read more...

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Facebook faces fresh trouble over privacy concerns


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 22 (IANS) With millions of users worldwide quitting Facebook to protest its privacy policies, the social networking web site faces fresh legal trouble in Canada which was instrumental in ... Read more...

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Over 50 pct Facebook users could delete accounts over privacy worries


May 20th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): A security firm has suggested that more than half of Facebook users are considering deleting their profile from the site because of privacy concerns.According to Sophos, a ... Read more...

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Man arrested at Canadian Airport due to suspicious items


April 21st, 2010 - 5:12 am ICT by BNO News
TORONTO (BNO NEWS) -- Canadian police on Tuesday arrested a man who was found in possession of 'suspicious' items at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, police said.Officers with the Peel Regional Police ... Read more...

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Brit MPs warn terrorists one step ahead of airport security chiefs


March 24th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): British parliamentarians have condemned airport security chiefs for failing to keep ahead of terrorists, and said 'overseas weak points' in airport security posed a serious risk to the ... Read more...

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Two Pak women barred from boarding plane for refusing UK airport body scan


March 4th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Manchester, Mar 4(ANI): Two Pakistani women were barred from boarding a flight to Islamabad after they refused to undergo a full-body scan at Manchester Airport, citing religious and medical reasons.According to reports, ... Read more...

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There is a lot of negative buzz around the Google Buzz


February 16th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mountain View, Feb 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a lot of buzz about the new product from the Google’s stables – Buzz. People were happy and also had a lot of ... Read more...

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German group ‘Fleshmob’ strip to protest against body scans at airports


January 14th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 14 (ANI): A German group, which calls itself 'Fleshmob', have stripped down to their underwear to protest against the planned introduction of body scanners at airports.The scanners have been ... Read more...

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Low-flying Pelican led to a car crash


November 15th, 2009 - 2:57 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
La Marque, Nov 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was a car crash that couldn’t be blamed much on human error as a low flying Pelican was the root cause of the crash. ... Read more...

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Warhol’s Dollar bills painting sells for $43.8 million


November 13th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Andy Warhol painting ‘200 One Dollar Bills’ sold for an amazing $43.8 million. The highest presale estimate was of $12 million, but it sold for ... Read more...

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Warhol Painting Sells for $43.8 Million


November 13th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Andy Warhol painting ‘200 One Dollar Bills’ sold for an amazing $43.8 million. The highest presale estimate was of $12 million, but it sold ... Read more...

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Google Street View expands to include Toronto


October 7th, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by BNO News
By Michael van PoppelTORONTO (BNO NEWS) -- Google Maps on Wednesday morning expanded its street view feature to include the photographic landscapes of Toronto city streets.In the past few years, as ... Read more...

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Liskula Cohen wins right to unmask blogger


August 19th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by IBNS
Aug 19 (IBNS) A Vogue cover girl has notched up victory in a precedent-setting court battle to unmask an anonymous blogger who dubbed her “skank” on the internet.In a case, Liskula Cohen ... 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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