SFSU professor accused of taking photos of students

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A former associate professor at San Francisco State University was arrested for taking photos of students from SF universities…

Tagged with “security risk”, UC researcher sues fed

Haiping Su, a Chinese national and US citizen heads to federal court in San Jose today to sue the federal government for publicly revealing his national security status without giving him a chance to clear his name, costing him his research role at NASA/Ames Research Center in Mountain View…

Google argues for right to continue scanning Gmail

Google’s attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people’s Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal…

US study finds online privacy concerns on the rise

Americans are sharing more personal information online than ever, but they also want to better control who can see it.

Google asks US secret court to lift gag order

Google is asking the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to lift its long-standing gag order on how often the company is asked…

Obama administration defends collecting phone records

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Britain’s Guardian newspaper is reporting that the NSA has been collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers…

Tips for social media users to protect privacy

How to protect your privacy using social media site…

Instagram says users’ photos won’t appear in ads

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Instagram says it will revise a planned update to its service agreement after confusion about its intent led to widespread user complaints…

Facebook – more privacy controls

Facebook is trying to make its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an effort to turn the world’s largest social network in to a more discreet place…

Facebook settles with FTC over deception charges

Facebook is settling with the Federal Trade Commission over charges it deceived consumers with its privacy settings…