Privacy

Instagram

Instagram To Users: We Can Sell Your Photos Without Notice

Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.

CBS4–12/18/2012

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Facebook Poised To Roll Out More Privacy Controls

Facebook is trying to make its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an effort to turn the world’s largest social network in to a more discreet place.

CBS4–12/12/2012

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Information About You May Be Stored In Secret Databases

It’s possible information about you, where you’re going and places you stop, is being recorded and saved in secret national databases.

CBS4–11/29/2012

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App Allows Users To Get Paid Watching TV

It’s the ultimate fantasy for couch potatoes: being paid to watch TV. That’s what Viggle does in the form of reward points and gift cards.

CBS4–02/13/2012

cellphone app

Tattletale Smartphones Track Your Every Move

What’s the one electronic device you have with you everywhere you go? Probably it’s your smart phone. Cell phone companies know you can’t leave home without your phone and based on what you do with that phone… they know a whole lot more about you than you may realize.

CBS4–01/09/2012

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The Perils of Public Computers Exposed

We have a warning for anyone who ever uses a public computer at places such as a hotel, coffee shop or library. Criminals have found ways to swipe all your personal information from these unsecured, public computers.

CBS4–12/01/2011

surveillance cameras

CBS Investigates: Who’s Watching You?

The CBS hit drama “Person of Interest” certainly has the interest of those who love suspense based on cutting edge technology. But how much of it is real? CBS4 Investigates decided to track those who can track you and discovered that these days fiction isn’t that far from reality.

CBS4–11/03/2011

(Courtesy: Apple)

Security Flaw Discovered In iPhone 4S “Siri” Feature

Just as Apple breaks a record by selling four million iPhone 4S devices in a weekend, there’s news of a security flaw.

CBS4–10/19/2011

(Source: AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)

Experts: Paperless Receipts May Hinder On Privacy

Paper or e-mail? That’s the new question consumers may be asked the next time they’re paying for something and the clerk offers a receipt. But aside from being a convenience, some experts say the new option may be a hindrance to privacy.

CBS4–09/06/2011

Shoes and small liquid containers are placed in bins to be screened by TSA Supervisor Jennifer Haslip at the x-ray machine at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

TSA Introduces New Technology At MIA To Protect Privacy

The Transportation Security Administration said it’s installing new technology in some U.S. airports so when a traveler goes through checkpoint security, a generic outline of a person’s body will be shown instead of the image of a naked body.

CBS4–07/21/2011

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