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Court affirms protection of Google/NSA communicationsupdated: Fri May 11 2012 15:52:00

U.S. authorities are not required to release any internal National Security Agency communications it had with Internet giant Google Inc. after a 2010 cyber attack in China, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

The government is reading your tweetsupdated: Fri Mar 09 2012 09:08:00

There were once seven words you couldn't say on television, as the late comedy icon George Carlin famously lampooned 40 years ago.

CNNMoney: In the future, can you remain anonymous?updated: Fri Jan 13 2012 06:22:00

Face recognition and detection technology is becoming cheaper, faster, and much more commonplace, raising the question of whether people will be able to remain anonymous in the near future.

Person can stay on FBI watch list after being cleared, document showsupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:45:00

Newly released FBI documents say a person's name could be on the U.S. government's terror watch list even if terror charges have been dismissed or if the person has been acquitted in a trial.

Federal court OKs controversial full-body scans, orders public reviewupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 19:35:00

A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Transportation Security Administration can still use full-body scanners at airports, but said the agency erred in how it deployed the controversial machines.

CNNMoney: Facebook facial recognition draws ire of Connecticut Attorney Generalupdated: Fri Jun 17 2011 16:00:00

Facebook's facial-recognition feature for automatically tagging uploaded photos with the names of those pictured sparked a backlash from privacy advocates. Now it's coming under scrutiny from Connecticut's attorney general, who sent a letter to company officials this week requesting a meeting.

Less graphic body scanning machines tested at 3 airportsupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 08:58:00

Tests are beginning on a software change in airport passenger scanning machines that will discontinue the display of personal body characteristics while still promising to catch questionable objects, the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.

Judge says government need not disclose air traveler security imagesupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 13:51:00

A federal judge in Washington has ruled the Department of Homeland Security can keep from public view 2,000 "whole-body" images taken to test the machines used to screen travelers at airport checkpoints.

Body scanners, pat-downs violate law and privacyupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 09:31:00

Body scanners that peer through clothes are deployed in airports across the country. Travelers who object are subject to "enhanced" pat-downs. Parents watch as their children are groped before boarding a plane.

Sen. LeMieux concerned about pat downsupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 09:31:00

Sen. George LeMieux of Florida is bothered by pat down screenings at airports.

CNNMoney: FCC investigating Google data breachupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 11:43:00

The Federal Communications Commission is investigating whether Google broke the law by collecting personal information from Internet users while gathering data for its Street View mapping technology.

Pilots refuse 'intrusive' body scannersupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 09:28:00

Patrick Smith, a commercial pilot who has refused full body scanners, explains their health risks for pilots.

Fliers debate airport prodding, scanningupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 09:28:00

Increased scanning and prodding at airport checkpoints have many in the sock-footed parade of American air travelers up in arms about security screening.

Full-body scans stored at courthouseupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 10:31:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports that about 35,000 full-body scan images have been kept despite assurances to the contrary.

Agency stored body images from Florida courthouseupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 10:31:00

The U.S. Marshals Service is confirming that it has stored more than 35,000 "whole body" images of people who had entered a U.S. courthouse in Orlando, Florida.

Anatomical ridicule raises body-scanning concernsupdated: Fri May 07 2010 15:29:00

Full-body scanning machines may reveal a little too much, if an incident of workplace violence this week among Transportation Security Administration screeners is any indication.

Groups ask DHS to suspend full-body imagersupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 14:04:00

More than 30 privacy and civil liberties groups are asking the Department of Homeland Security to suspend the use of full body imagers at airports, saying there is evidence that privacy safeguards don't work and the devices are not effective.

Body scanners can store, send images, group saysupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 12:01:00

A privacy group says the Transportation Security Administration is misleading the public with claims that full-body scanners at airports cannot store or send their graphic images.

Disarray at the TSAupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 12:01:00

CNN's Randi Kaye takes a look at a series of embarrassing headlines and gaffes at the TSA.

Wallet of the future? Your mobile phoneupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 09:51:00

These days, it seems that most Americans carry three things in their pockets or purses at all times: keys, a wallet and a phone.

Airport security bares all, or does it?updated: Mon May 18 2009 13:37:00

Privacy advocates plan to call on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to suspend use of "whole-body imaging," the airport security technology that critics say performs "a virtual strip search" and produces "naked" pictures of passengers, CNN has learned.

Machine scans bodies at airportsupdated: Mon May 18 2009 13:37:00

Passengers who set off screening alarm may be asked to step inside x-ray machine.

DHS now collecting 10 fingerprints from foreign travelers updated: Mon Dec 10 2007 14:37:00

The Department of Homeland Security is now collecting scans of all 10 fingerprints from foreign travelers entering the United States at Dulles International Airport, and plans to extend the program to all international airports in the country by the end of next year.

Fortune: No such thing as a free connectionupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 14:38:00

Privacy watchdogs are scrutinizing Google's plan to deliver free WiFi to San Francisco--and they don't like everything they're seeing.

CNNMoney: You want a piece of me? Pay me.updated: Fri Mar 17 2006 10:51:00

NEW YORK ( - Would you ever agree to work overtime for free, indefinitely, creating profits for someone else?

CNNMoney: Breaches: Federal law on the way?updated: Wed Jul 06 2005 15:31:00

If we've learned anything from the massive consumer data breaches that have been reported this year, it's this: There isn't much protecting us from having our personal information exposed, traded or stolen.

Social Security privacy rules eased for FBI after 9/11updated: Wed Jun 22 2005 19:47:00

The Social Security Administration allowed the FBI to search its files as part of the terrorism investigation after the September 11, 2001, attacks, according to government documents released Wednesday by a privacy group.

Money Magazine: HOW TO SHOP THE INTERNET TO FIND THE HIGHEST YIELDSupdated: Thu May 01 1997 00:01:00

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Dear Annie: How private is an employee's e-mail? What can an employee do if he or she suspects that the company is snooping around in the e-mail? --Sleepless in Cyberspace

Fortune: TAXES IS BIG BROTHER BACKING DOWN?updated: Mon Mar 20 1995 00:01:00

Tucked in the back of the December 20 Federal Register was a brief notice of a proposed IRS program called Compliance 2000. Out to cut cheating, the IRS proposed compiling a massive new database, f...

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