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Privacy, Disclosure Issues Cloud Facial Recognition Future

Providers of facial recognition technology find themselves in an awkward quandary: their product is in demand by retailers who nevertheless don't …

Virginia State cops have blown a fortune on useless cellphone spying gear

Muckrock has been sending Freedom of Information requests to state police forces to find out how they're using "cell-site simulators" (AKA IMSI …

Surveillance

Google is tracking students as it sells more products to schools, privacy advocates warn

In public classrooms across the country, the corporate name that is fast becoming as common as pencils and erasers is Google.<p>More than half of K-12 laptops or tablets purchased by U.S. schools in the third quarter were Chromebooks, cheap laptops that run Google software. Beyond its famed Web …

Parents Using Spyware To Combat Against Free Apps Hiding Children's Texts, Phone Calls

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Parents are using spyware in an effort to monitor their children’s social media interactions.<p>CBS2’s Emily Smith reported …

The two most important things protesters can do to secure their phones

People across the country are protesting police violence and white supremacy. Over the past few days, hundreds have been arrested in cities across …

Short film shows personal information you give away each time you 'like' a Facebook page

A short film highlighting the risk of fraud on social media shows how much personal information can be obtained about a person each time they like a …

The Palio di Siena in Pictures

Marketing

2015 National Geographic Photo Contest | National Geographic

Maps Made 'From the Mind,' Not From GPS

A designer relies on exploration and the knowledge of locals to create a unique series of maps.<p>When we aren’t sure how to get somewhere, our first instinct is to plug the address into a GPS gadget and let the program figure out the rest. But by relying so much on GPS, we miss out on the thrill of …

Will Google Sell All Your Emails to Your Grandchildren?

In 40 years will Google, Facebook and Visa sell all your emails, photos, and purchase history to your grandchildren? The Sony hack has reminded us …

Own a Vizio Smart TV? It’s Watching You

TV makers are constantly crowing about the tricks their smart TVs can do. But one of the most popular brands has a feature that it’s not advertising: …

California Is Winning The Digital Privacy Fight

Starting in 2016, tech companies can tell law enforcement in California to get a warrant if they want access to digital data.<p>That’s because California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA), a landmark digital privacy law that requires …

Privacy

When Students Become Patients, Privacy Suffers

0<p>SHARES<p>During her senior year at Yale University, Andrea faced spiraling depression and anxiety. She sought treatment at the campus health center, …

Led Astray: Online Lead Generation and Payday Loans

<b>Lead generation</b>, the production and sale of evidence of consumer interest, is marketing in its most concrete and individualized form. It is the …

Why Can't Americans Find Out What Facebook Knows About Them?

In a country that prizes the individual's right to privacy, data protections are practically nonexistent.<p>It was so creepy, the moment I realized how well Big Data knew me. I was sitting in the newsroom, some ordinary afternoon. Idly, I clicked over to Facebook, where an advertisement caught my …

People's Deepest, Darkest Google Searches Are Being Used Against Them

On the Internet, search queries are used to target vulnerable consumers.<p>Google knows the questions that people wouldn’t dare ask aloud, and it silently offers reams of answers. But it is a mistake to think of a search engine as an oracle for anonymous queries. It isn’t. Not even close.<p>In some …

Here's Where To Celebrate Día De Los Muertos Across The United States

From October 31 until November 2, Mexicans and Mexican-Americans will commemorate <b>Día de los Muertos</b>, a holiday that pays tribute to our beloved deceased. Day of the Dead celebrations usually involve the building of <i>ofrendas</i>, plenty of spirits and food, and colorful, vibrant decorations like …

United States

The Story of the Terra Cotta Warriors | The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Researchers use Wi-Fi to see gestures, identify individuals through walls

MIT has created a device that can discern where you are, who you are, and which hand you’re moving, from the opposite side of a building, through a …

Interview: Stunning Infrared Portraits Document Indigenous Tribal Cultures of the World

Barefoot nomads roaming the desert; tribe members laughing together, their faces covered in paint; youths on horseback galloping across Tibetan plains—these are the subjects of <i>Still Points in a Turning World</i>, a fascinating series by photographer Terri Gold that documents the few indigenous tribal …

Indigenous Peoples

California Adopts New Strict Digital Privacy Law

Law enforcement authorities in California will have to get a warrant from a judge most of the time to compel phone and Internet companies to turn over digital customer information.

Privacy

Outsource Your Stalking to the Northern Virginia Police

A county attorney's legal defense of local law enforcement's automatic license plate reader policies makes it sound like the cops will honor a FOIA …

UK ending aid to India: Where does the money go?

Justin Rowlatt<p><b>For many years India was the biggest recipient of British overseas aid. Not any more. Britain will be ending bilateral aid to India by the end of this year.</b><p>The official line is that India's "rapid growth and development progress in the last decade" has made British aid unnecessary, …

Digital citizenship is more important than ever

A lot has changed since <i>Digital Citizenship in Schools</i> was first published four years ago. But one thing has remained constant: the importance of …

Schools around the world | The Wider Image | Reuters

Story<p>Worldwide, the number of schools is growing rapidly - both private schools for the middle class and wealthy and cash-strapped government schools in places like Kenya, where poorly paid teachers have downed tools to demand more pay.<p>Many schools lack teachers, chairs, electricity or books. …

The Truth Behind Your State's High School Graduation Rate

The nation's high school graduation rate is at an all-time high — 81 percent. It was such big news, President Obama touted it in his State of the Union address.<p>So what's the truth behind this number? Our months-long investigation into how states are raising their rates, with reporters from 14 …

25 Ways to Save Time & Take Less Work Home

Do you find yourself taking home hours of work each night? Is your family time being eaten up by grading and lesson prep? If so, you’re not alone.<p>So …

5-Minute Film Festival: Inspirational Teachers

Dr. Chris Emdin, a science educator and professor at the Columbia Teachers College, started the #HipHopEd movement to help teachers connect science …