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Schools Allowing Apple To Spy On Your Kids — MN Lawmakers Act

Schools Allowing Apple To Spy On Your Kids — MN Lawmakers Act
You know that iPad your school has given your kid to use? Apple is using it to collect data on your children and market to them, according to privacy advocates. “It’s a goldmine to be able to use that (data),” said Rep. John Lesch (DFL). “You get them young, that’s really worthwhile. You know their prime spending years for technology are going forward.”
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Scared for All the Wrong Reasons: Opponents Lobbying Hard Against CA Prescription Database Proposition

Scared for All the Wrong Reasons: Opponents Lobbying Hard Against CA Prescription Database Proposition
Opponents of California's Proposition 46, a law requiring doctors to enter prescriptions into a centralized database, have come up with a doozy of a smear ad.
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Like This Post: Facebook CEO Summoned by Iranian Court

Like This Post: Facebook CEO Summoned by Iranian Court
A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported Tuesday.
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How a Telecom Company Helped the Government Spy on Me

How a Telecom Company Helped the Government Spy on Me
Over the past several months, the Obama Administration has defended the government’s far-reaching data collection efforts, arguing that only criminals and terrorists need worry. The nation’s leading internet and telecommunications companies have said they are committed to the sanctity of their customers’ privacy.
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New Yorker Uses MLK and RFK Assassinations for Snowden Character Assassination

New Yorker Uses MLK and RFK Assassinations for Snowden Character Assassination
Under the guise of applauding the good results achieved from the very deeds that forces a person into exile, Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker has cobbled together a bizarre attack on Edward Snowden. And he does so by using the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy as an analogy for Snowden's guilt. Really.
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Court: Authorities Don't Need a Warrant to Track You Via Cell Phone

Court: Authorities Don't Need a Warrant to Track You Via Cell Phone
Authorities only need a court order and not a more stringent search warrant to obtain cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
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Europe Threatens Google With Meek Fines Over Privacy Concerns

Europe Threatens Google With Meek Fines Over Privacy Concerns
France is giving Google three months to be more upfront about the data it collects from users — or be fined. Other European countries aren't far behind.
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Angela Charlton and Thomas Adamson
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FBI Director: Agency Uses Drones, Privacy Concerns 'Worthy of Debate'

FBI Director: Agency Uses Drones, Privacy Concerns 'Worthy of Debate'
The FBI uses drones for surveillance of stationary subjects, and the privacy implications of such operations are "worthy of debate," FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday. He said the law enforcement agency very seldom uses drones now, but is developing guidelines that will shape how unmanned aerial vehicles are to be used.
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The AP
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Roger Clemency: Will NSA Director Face Charges for Lying to Congress Like Baseball Players Have?

Roger Clemency: Will NSA Director Face Charges for Lying to Congress Like Baseball Players Have?
When baseball legend Roger Clemens told a congressional committee in 2008 that, no, he never used steroids, he was slapped with a federal indictment on multiple counts. What about Director of National Intelligence James Clapper then, who told Congress earlier this year that the NSA never collects data on unwitting Americans?
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Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records?

Remember When the Patriot Act Debate Was All About Library Records?
In the months following the Patriot Act's passage in October of 2001, there was a heated public debate about the very provision of the law that we now know the government is using to vacuum up phone records of American citizens on a massive scale. But the consternation didn’t focus on anything like that. Instead, the debate centered on something else: library records.
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Justin Elliott
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