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Google And Privacy: Is It Time To Give Up?

For many, trying to maintain privacy in contemporary America seems just too time consuming, too complicated, too exhausting. The latest frustration: Google's new privacy policy, which goes into effect Thursday. Privacy advocates say that Internet users should demand protections and not give up their rights.
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Protecting Your Privacy Amid Google Policy Changes

Starting Thursday, when you sign into Google and use its dozens of popular services, it will combine that personal data to produce more targeted ads. Host Michel Martin and Washington Post national technology reporter Cecilia Kang discuss what concerned users can do.
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How To Adjust Your Privacy Settings, Before Google's Big Shift

Not everyone who relies on Google's products is concerned about pending privacy changes. Some don't care; others don't know the change is looming. But for those who are concerned, the idea that Feb. 29 is their last chance to change these settings seems to have lit the fire of urgency.
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Murdoch's Son To Change Posts At News Corp.

Media baron Rupert Murdoch's son James, 39, is leaving his job as executive chairman of News Corp.'s newspaper arm, the company said Wednesday. He'll focus instead on the international TV business at the company, which has been embroiled in a scandal over phone and e-mail hacking in Britain.
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Feds Seek Tough Message In Mine Disaster Sentence

Prosecutors want the 60-year-old former Massey Energy security chief to serve 25 years in jail. His defense teams says that would amount to a de facto life sentence.
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Texas Doctor Indicted In Record Medicare Fraud Case

A massive Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme has been shut down by federal authorities. One doctor in Texas, Jacques Roy, was allegedly responsible for nearly $375 million in fraudulent billing.
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Users Can Control What Google Knows About Them

Starting Thursday, Google is changing its privacy policy. The change means Google will be able to combine information it collects and use it to shape ads or create new services in combination with other things it offers like maps.
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English Restaurant Offers Leap Day Special

Traditionally, in many European countries, Leap Day was considered the only day a woman could propose to a man. At the Beefeater Grill, ladies can order the special and get down on one knee. It's a 7 ounce steak branded with the words Will You Marry Me?

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