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Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

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Fitness trackers are changing online privacy -- and it's time to pay attention

In the rush to get wearable devices to market, attention hasn't always been paid to security and privacy.

User beware -- that mobile app could be spying on you

A recent study of the 400 most popular iOS and Android apps reveals that nearly all free apps collect users' personal data.

Researchers reveal 3 devious ways online trackers shatter your privacy and follow your digital footsteps

The use of such tracking tools may be unknown to most users, according to a research paper

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Facebook 'Find Friends Nearby' Brings Privacy Concerns

It might be nice to know if one of your Facebook friends is nearby, but you don't really want to broadcast your present location to every random stranger with a Facebook app.

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Experts worry governments, 'commercial pressures' will undermine online freedom

What keeps Internet experts up at night? Pew Research Center's latest study gives us a glimpse.

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Google starts removing 'right to be forgotten' search results

European Google users may now see a warning when they search for a name

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Disconnect's new browser plugin translates complex privacy policies into simple icons

The Privacy Icons browser add-on translates websites' privacy policies into nine easy-to-grasp categories

on pcworld.com

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Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales: 'Right to be forgotten' is censorship

Wales sits on a committee advising Google on dealing with an EU court's ruling that people have the right to be forgotten online.

Is Siri Spying On You?

IBM has banned the use of Siri by employees over privacy concerns, but the policies employed by Apple are not really any different than the rest of the Internet and tech world.