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Sen. Charles Schumer announces deal to let customers opt out of location tracking via smartphones in retail stores, Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Deal To Protect ‘Consumer Privacy’ Lets Shoppers Opt Out Of Wireless Tracking

Eight of 10 leading analytics companies have agreed to measures that will let shoppers nationwide know when retailers are using their smartphones to track their movements through a store.

10/22/2013

Najibullah Zazi arrives at the Byron G. Rogers Federal Building - Denver, CO - Sep 17, 2009 - Photo: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images

Intelligence Official: Phone Records Tracking Helped Foil Subway Bomb Plot

A senior U.S. intelligence official has said the secret program that tracked hundreds of millions of domestic phone records helped disrupt a 2009 terror plot to bomb the New York City subways.

06/08/2013

Footprints in Snow - File / Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Snow Footprints Helped NJ Cops In Thief Case

Police said the prints led to the doors of several cars in driveways and ultimately to the home of 18-year-old Joseph Schofield.

01/26/2011