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FTC Finalizes Privacy Settlement With Facebook

Among other things, Facebook agreed to periodic audits on how it handles the privacy of its users.
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Yes, There's Probably A Medical App For That

What can count calories, perform triage and make appointments, all at once? Medical apps are transforming the way patients and doctors understand health and monitor it.
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5 Ways To Avoid Being Hacked

Many of us take a fatalistic approach when it comes to online security — if you don't share much, you must be safe, right? With the proliferation of social networking sites, it's getting easier for the malicious to hack into our lives. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your data security.
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Report From The Drone Convention: Unmanned Vehicles Find New Uses

Drone makers and robotics manufacturers gathered in Las Vegas are optimistic that they will overcome civil liberties concerns about these gadgets, and make the leap from wartime to peacetime markets. Products include "throwable" robots that police can use for remote surveillance, and small aircraft to watch volcanic eruptions.
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Google Settles Over Safari Privacy Breach; Will Pay Record $22.5M Fine

The FTC came down on the company for putting "cookies" on computers after it told Safari users that wouldn't be done.
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Social Media At Work: Is A Facebook "Like" Protected Speech?

Facebook users post more than 50 million "likes" per day. Now federal courts are trying to figure out whether all those clicks are a form of constitutionally protected speech.

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ACLU, Facebook Argue A 'Like' Is Protected Speech

Government employees who were fired after they clicked "Like" on their boss's political opponent's Facebook page are appealing a decision from earlier this year that determined a Facebook "Like" is not constitutionally protected speech.

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Hackers Wreak Havoc On 'Wired' Writer's Digital Life

Within one hour, Wired.com senior writer Mat Honan's entire digital life was destroyed. Hackers got access to his Google account and chaos followed. Eight years of Gmail were deleted. His iPhone was wiped clean — as was his iPad and MacBook. Honan talks to Renee Montagne about how hackers were able to gain access to his accounts.

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