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How Facial Recognition Technology Can Be Used To Get Your Social Security Number   —  What does your face give away?  —  Those freaked out by facial recognition technology have fresh fodder: a study from Carnegie Mellon University in which researchers were able to predict people's social security numbers …
Aug 1, 2011, 12:25 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
How Banks Plan To Compete With Groupon   —  So much valuable data here!  —  Credit card companies are sitting on a wealth of information about their clients — they have a running record of everything they buy.  Due to strict rules entitling consumers to financial privacy, though, banks are limited in the secondary use of that data.
Jul 12, 2011, 1:55 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
How Embarrassing/Job-Threatening Facebook Photos Are Part Of Your Job Application   —  These privacy sunglasses are seeming like more of a necessity  —  Last week, the Federal Trade Commission gave a stamp of approval to a background check company that screens job applicants based on their Internet photos and postings.
Jun 20, 2011, 3:05 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Commerce Department: Recent Wave Of Cyberattacks Sounds An Urgent Wake-up Call   —  Cameron Kerry, Commerce Department's general counsel  —  The Commerce Department is understandably freaked out about cybersecurity.  After name-checking recent breaches at Citibank, RSA/Lockheed Martin …
Jun 14, 2011, 4:50 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Facebook Says There's Even More Fraud in Paul Ceglia's Past   —  Facebook goes on the offensive to protect its founder from a man it says is a scammer  —  When Facebook called Paul Ceglia — the man who claims to have a contract with Mark Zuckerberg for half of Facebook — an “inveterate scam artist …
Jun 2, 2011, 12:20 PMIn context
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Your Marital Status Is Worth $0.01 To Data-Buyers, Your Smartphone Is Worth $0.03   —  We often hear about how our personal information is being bought and sold on the Internet on a regular basis.  So you probably won't be surprised to get another reminder of that.
May 13, 2011, 11:45 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
The White House Offers Up A National Data Breach Law   —  Earlier this week, I asked, “how do we deal with data breaches?”  The White House has a response: legislation.  It's taken note of the rash of data breaches of late (Perhaps President Obama owns a Sony Playstation?) …
May 12, 2011, 3:00 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Facebook Responds To Julian Assange's ‘Spying Machine’ Allegations   —  It's possible that Julian Assange has been watching too much of the Onion News Network while cooling his heels in Britain.  The ONN recently satirically reported about how the “CIA's invention of Facebook has saved the U.S. government millions of dollars.”
May 3, 2011, 1:45 PMIn context
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Verizon Plans To Put Location-Tracking Warning Sticker on Phones   —  Verizon tells Congress that it plans to put warning labels on phones (illustration from Verizon letter to Markey and Barton)  —  Though Apple and Google have become the whipping boys for location privacy …
Apr 29, 2011, 1:55 PMIn context
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Google Privacy Lawyer's Fascinating (and Unofficial) Thoughts on the “Right to be Forgotten”   —  Here, in the U.S., many of us have accepted that “the Web means the end of forgetting.”  But Europeans are resisting this digital development, and talking of passing a privacy directive …
Mar 9, 2011, 5:25 PMIn context

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