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FTC and Facebook Come to Privacy Agreement

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Facebook and privacy concerns have been walking hand in hand for years now, and now the social media giant has agreed to tighter controls by the Federal Trade Commission, including regular privacy audits conducted by an independent agency biannually for the next 20 years. The agreement comes between the FTC and Facebook on the heels […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 2nd, 2011 at 5:32 am

Posted in Internet Law,Privacy

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Privacy Advocates Sue Department of Homeland Security Over Full-Body Scanners

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has sued the Department of Homeland Security over full-body scanners currently being used in some United States airports. The scans are done by machines that use x-ray or radio frequency and produce somewhat blurred images of a person’s naked body; they are used to find hidden contraband, although some […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 5th, 2010 at 2:25 pm