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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.

08/06/2014

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New Car Technology Leads To Concerns About Invasion Of Privacy

From TVs to automobiles, buying new often means getting the latest technology, from touch screens to wi-fi capability. But is there a price for this accessibility?

07/24/2014

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Seen At 11: Some Families Use Security Cameras For More Than Just Safety

These days, in-home security cameras are being used for more than just safety. New technology has made it easier for families to stay in touch than ever before.

04/15/2014

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Kean Working To Ensure ‘Upskirt’ Photos Are Illegal In New Jersey

State Sen. Tom Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) is taking a second look at New Jersey’s privacy laws to see if a legal loophole like the one uncovered in Massachusetts exists in the Garden State.

03/11/2014

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City Bill Would Ban Bosses From Demanding Facebook Access To Current, Potential Employees

The City Council held a hearing Wednesday on an Internet privacy bill that would ban employers from demanding access to the social media accounts of current or prospective employees.

09/25/2013

The government uses drones for any number of reasons. But what happens when everyday citizens use them? (Photo: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Investigation: Beware Of Domestic Drones — The High-Flying Spies

In the world of warfare, the drones are guided on combat missions remotely by pilots and computers thousands of miles away. But now, anyone can buy a drone — without the weapons — to fly here at home.

05/01/2013

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Parents Irate Over NYC DOE Plan To Give Student Data To Nonprofit Organization

Furious parents gathered on Monday night to blast the New York City Department of Education’s plans to allow a nonprofit organization to collect student data, including personal and health information.

04/29/2013

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Gov. Christie Signs Measure That Bars ‘Spying’ On N.J. Students Via School-Issued Laptops

Districts that provide students with laptops, cell phones or other electronic devices will now have to provide written notification that the device may track them.

04/15/2013

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NJ Health Department Apologizes After Privacy Breach In Email To Medical Marijuana Patients

The state health department apologized for the error and said it has taken steps to prevent the error from happening again.

12/19/2012

Zappos.com was notifying some 24 million customers Monday that a hacker had gained entry to its computer network, but said credit card data was not affected. Zappos, which claims to have more than $1 billion in annual sales of shoes and other merchandise, said it had invalidated the current passwords of customers, requiring them to reset their accounts. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Online Shoe Retailer Zappos.com Says Customer Info May Have Been Accessed By Hackers

An outline retailer loved by many in New York – and across the United States – says they’ve been hacked.

01/16/2012

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‘BeenVerified’ Co-Founder Discusses Relaunch Of Controversial Background Check App

When two guys from Marlboro, New Jersey launched BeenVerified, a million people suddenly knew a lot more going into that blind date or Craigslist purchase.

08/01/2011

Facebook is now offering some help with a family safety center, where parents can visit for tools and tips on safety and privacy. (credit: facebook.com)

Facebook Unveils Family Safety Center To Fight Bullying, Privacy Concerns

Some much-needed tech support has come to Facebook for concerned parents. If you have questions or concerns about keeping your teens safe from cyber bullies, there are new online tools to help.

04/20/2011

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NY’s New Voting Process Already Questioned

More than a decade after the 2000 presidential election forced states to toss out century-old voting technology, the League of Women Voters says New York’s new machines are fine, but some improvements are needed.

12/30/2010

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Facebook VP: Simple Privacy Settings Land Tomorrow

NEW YORK (CBS) ― Facebook’s vice president of product privacy Chris Cox announced that starting Wednesday, May 26, Facebook will be launching “drastically simplified” and improved privacy controls. Cox made the announcement at TechCrunch Disrupt, […]

CBS 2–05/25/2010

Social Networking Sites May Be Monitored By Security Services

Fight Back Against Facebook Privacy Fears

Ever notice how when you get onto certain websites they seem to direct you to pages that have the things you already like? As though it’s being targeted directly to you? That’s because it is.

CBS 2–05/21/2010