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Report: Hundreds Of LA Bus Benches Outfitted With ‘Beacon’ Technology

A Southland bench advertising firm says it has partnered with city officials to test out the use of a signal-emitting technology on a “small percentage” of local bus benches.

10/22/2014

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Malware Affected 56M Payment Cards In Home Depot Breach

Home Depot says 56 million payment cards affected by data breach between April and September.

09/18/2014

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SoCal PF Chang’s Restaurants Linked To Nationwide Security Breach

Customers of P.F. Chang’s restaurants across Southern California were notified Monday of a security breach involving involving credit and debit card data, company officials said.

08/04/2014

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Report: 200M SSNs Exposed In Data Breach At Experian Unit

Investigators are looking into allegations of a major data breach linked to an Orange County-based credit reporting agency, according to reports Friday.

04/04/2014

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168K Patients’ Records Compromised After County Contractor Computer Theft

The Department of Auditor-Controller said Thursday the equipment was stolen February 5 from the Torrance office of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a firm that contracts with the county.

03/06/2014

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Calif. Data Breaches Hit 21.3 Million Accounts

California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/27/2014

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Watchdog Alleges Google Leaked Personal Data To App Developers

A consumer advocate group on Monday urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate whether alleged privacy violations by Google were in violation of state law.

02/25/2013

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Push For Mandatory Black Boxes In Cars Raises Privacy Concerns

A proposal from federal regulators to require automakers to install devices that record driving data has some privacy advocates wondering exactly how the information might be used.

12/10/2012

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LAFD Ambulance Riders Warned Of Possible ID Theft Risk

If you’ve ever taken a ride in a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance, officials say your personal data could be at risk.

11/29/2012

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Jobless Numbers Uneven In March; Lawmaker Calls For End To ‘False’ Data

Are you frustrated with misleading and seemingly contradictory unemployment data? So is Rep. Duncan Hunter.

04/19/2012

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10 Million Cardholders Possibly At Risk In ‘Massive’ Visa, MasterCard Breach

The breach at a third-party vendor that processes transactions for Visa and MasterCard may affect primarily merchant customers.

CBS Los Angeles–03/30/2012

The LAPD publishes detailed biographical information about some of its command staff and captains on its own website, but other personal information is not publicly disclosed. (LAPDOnline.org)

LAPD Probes Leak Of Officers’ Property Records, Family Member Names

A privacy breach that exposed personal data for more than two dozen officers — including command staff — is now under investigation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/07/2011

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Verizon Wireless Admits To Selling Customers’ Data

Verizon Wireless has confirmed that it actually sells customers’ information directly to other businesses, including data about where its users live and what Web sites they visit.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/01/2011

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AT&T Reports 1,000 Of Their Towers Are Out Affecting Cell Phone Service Throughout LA

AT&T reports that nearly 1,000 of their cell towers are down affecting countless customers throughout the Los Angeles area.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/24/2011

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Verizon Rolls Out Limited Data Plans For Smartphone Customers

Verizon Wireless is rolling out limited data plans that include monthly usage caps.

07/06/2011

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