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The Wall Street Journal: The pros and cons of facial recognition

San Francisco has become the first city to forbid local agencies from using facial-recognition software. The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance, enacted Wednesday, asserts that the technology’s “propensity . . . to endanger civil rights and civil liber… Continue reading

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San Francisco becomes 1st major US city to outlaw police use of facial recognition technology

San Francisco is to become the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil-liberties advocates, as the liberal city’s supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and… Continue reading

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How to make your password more secure

Here are some best practices to keep your passwords safer. Continue reading

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Top Dem says Zuckerberg should be held ‘individually liable’ for Facebook privacy breaches

A top Democrat on Tuesday called for the Federal Trade Commission to hold Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg “individually liable for the company’s repeated violations of Americans’ privacy,” and charged that Zuckerberg’s status as majority shar… Continue reading

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Hidden AirBnB cameras, viruses attack Apple and more: Tech Q&A

I keep hearing about hidden cameras in AirBnb rentals. Is there a trick to spotting hidden spy cameras? Continue reading

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Millennials and men are more often fooled by scams and robocalls, report says

Phone scammers are making make more money than ever and their easiest targets are millennials and men, a new report says. Continue reading

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Watch out for these clever tax scams

In a few weeks, the dreaded tax season will be over. We loathe those oddly titled documents with the tiny print. We wonder what number – refund or remainder – those mysterious equations will spit out. As more of us sign up as part-time contractors,… Continue reading

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FTC bans four companies for making billions of robocalls

I think there is a universal hatred of robocalls, which are never useful and therefore always waste your time. Continue reading

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San Diego installs more than 3,000 cameras and sensors on street lights

The streetlights in San Diego are doing more than illuminating sidewalks. Continue reading

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Nude photos, tax statements and more: Old USB drives contain highly sensitive info

A whopping two-thirds of secondhand USB drives contain recoverable data from the previous owner, including some highly sensitive and personal information, according to a new study. Continue reading

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John Oliver tackles robocalls by flooding FCC with spam calls

Do you hate picking up your phone and hearing an automated voice on the other end? Continue reading

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Zuckerberg lays out vision for ‘privacy-focused’ social networking

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to develop new privacy-shielding messaging services as the social network comes under increasing pressure over its handling of user data. Continue reading

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China bans 23 million from traveling as part of citizen report card system

China has blocked millions of travelers from purchasing train or plane tickets as part of the communist country’s controversial “social credit” system, which has drawn the ire of privacy advocates who fear the surveillance-based system could lead to d… Continue reading

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Russia’s plan to disconnect from Internet raises Great Firewall fears

Russia is going to temporarily unplug from the internet as part of what the country is calling a planned experiment. Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald: Amazon one of the world’s biggest threats to privacy

After Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos went on the offensive against the National Enquirer and its parent company AMI, saying they threatened to release intimate photos of himself and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, many in the media lauded the billio… Continue reading

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Teens are creating fake identities on Instagram called Finstas. Should we worry?

An emerging trend on Instagram has experts raising a few eyebrows. Continue reading

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Is Skynet a reality? As Trump signs executive order on artificial intelligence, tech giants warn of danger

As President Trump gets set to sign an executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize research and development in artificial intelligence, tech giants such as Google, Microsoft and others are warning about the risks AI may hold. Continue reading

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7 ways to stop robocalls now

“Hello! Please don’t hang up… did you know that you could save a bundle on…? This is a robocall, another automated telemarketer. Nowadays, robocalls make up 50 percent of all phone calls made. Robocallers, according to one source, spammed us wi… Continue reading

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Kindle Fire tricks, giving the slip to Google and more: Tech Q&A

I go places with the guys that I don’t want my wife to know. I heard that Google still tracks you even if you turn off location services – and this means my wife knows. Is there anything I can do? Continue reading

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Hacked Nest security cameras watch Illinois family, hurl obscenities, as company blames ‘compromised passwords’

A family in Illinois was horrified when the Nest security system they’d purchased to give them peace of mind was taken over by a hacker — the latest example of what the tech company has called a “third-party hack.” Continue reading

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