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Privacy

United States made 13x more requests for Twitter users’ data than the next highest country, new transparency site shows

Twitter launched its redone transparency site in honor of Data Privacy Day today, publicizing how often law enforcement and others ask for user data and content takedowns. The site shows that Twitter got 1,858 requests for its users’ data in 2012. This data can include IP address, the GPS location of tweets, username, a user’s […]

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5 tips for email more private than Petraeus’

Petraeus’s emails weren’t private, and neither are yours. That should be the biggest takeaway from the Petraeus affair scandal, uncovered through a trail that circled back to a Gmail account that Petraeus and his mistress, Paula Broadwell, shared. People are saying Petraeus wasn’t a good CIA director because he couldn’t keep his emails secret, but […]

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The top 6 FAQs about facial recognition

With the FTC currently focusing on facial recognition, we figured it was a good time to  provide answers to the 6 biggest questions about this technology and how it affects you. 1.  What is facial recognition? 2.  How is facial recognition being used today? 3.  Can I be recognized?  How? 4.  What can I do […]

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