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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

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Is Your Android Watching You? Software Tracks Private Data On 150 Million Phones

Federal regulators want to know why millions of Americans may be using cell phones loaded with software that tracks every single key stroke they make.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/15/2011

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


Making A List, Checking It Twice: Temecula Mall Tracking Christmas Shoppers’ Habits

If you’re headed for the malls for some Christmas shopping on Black Friday, you may want to consider turning off your cell phone.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/23/2011

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Google To Index Facebook Comments As Search Results

If you’re finding it tough to stay off of Facebook, you may soon find it even harder to keep your words off of Google.


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Is Your Privacy Being Compromised In Local Dressing Rooms?

Do you ever feel like you’re being watched while trying on clothes in a store dressing room?

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/20/2011


La Canada To Install Surveillance Cameras To Cut Down On Campus Thefts

Should school districts faced with budget cuts and layoffs consider investing in improved security cameras to crack down on widespread property theft?

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/16/2011

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Judge Tosses Engineers’ Lawsuit Against Metrolink Video Cameras

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen argued that the commuter rail system infringed on their privacy rights by installing cameras to monitor engineers.


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Facebook, Google: ‘Plain Language’ Privacy Settings Unconstitutional

A letter from Facebook and other firms calls SB 242 “unnecessary,” claiming that the bill would not only hinder growth in the state’s tech sector, but that it may potentially violate First Amendment rights.


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Lawmakers Mull Action To Stop ‘Criminal’ Phone Location Tracking

Representatives from firms like Apple and Google testified on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary subcommittee tapped to investigate what’s being called “Locationgate”.


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Apple Updates iPhones To Address Privacy Concerns

Apple is updating the iPhone to reduce the amount of time the device stores information about its users’ whereabouts.


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Reese Witherspoon Says She Misses Her Privacy

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon says she sometimes sits in her car crying because she cannot go out in public as much as she’d like.


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Lawmakers Eye ‘Do Not Track’ Bill To Protect Online Data

A proposed law to keep your online habits private may face strong opposition from online advertisers and trade groups.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/06/2011

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Banks, Retailers Warn Customers After Email Database Hacked

If you’re a customer of banks like JPMorgan Chase & Co., and retailers like Best Buy Co. or Walgreen Co., be on the lookout for a new email scam likely headed your way.


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Report: Facebook Apps Transmitted Personal Information

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users’ personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies.