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User vote on Facebook privacy policies hasn't stemmed criticism

Facebook is conducting a massive user referendum this week, asking its 900 million-plus users to approve or reject changes to its privacy policy that it first proposed in May.

LinkedIn privacy issues: Possible password breach; iOS app data leak

Two privacy problems cropped up for LinkedIn over the past 12 hours: Its iOS app submits potentially private calendar data to the company's servers, and a hacker may have stolen 6.5 million passwords.

Emergency workers scan QR codes to access health information

QR codes are being used for more than just advertisements in Marin County, California. There, paramedics hope the stickers could help save lives in an emergency.

Privacy group wants Google's driverless cars kept off the road

A privacy group is calling on the California Assembly to keep Google's self-driving cars off the road.

Gartner predicts huge rise in monitoring of employees' social media use

A new study by market-research firm Gartner claims corporations are starting to embrace technologies used to monitor employee Internet use, with 60 percent expected to watch workers' social media use for security breaches by 2015.

Lawmakers call on feds to reopen investigation into Google Wi-Fi spying

Two U.S. lawmakers have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen its investigation into Google's snooping on Wi-Fi networks in 2010 after recent questions about the company's level of cooperation with federal inquiries.

Bug bounty hunters reveal eight vulnerabilities in Google services

Security researchers unveiled eight vulnerabilities in Google services during the Hack in the Box conference in Amsterdam on Thursday.

Facebook proposes more changes to privacy policy

Facebook intends to make further changes to its privacy policy in order to respond to an audit by the Irish government, but privacy advocates called the move an inadequate attempt to quell privacy concerns prior to Facebook's planned initial public offering.

California moves to stop employers demanding Facebook passwords

The California assembly passed a bill on Thursday that prevents employers from demanding job applicants' passwords for accounts on Facebook or other social networking sites.

Twitter resists subpoena to release user's data without warrant

Twitter is contesting a court order requiring it to turn over private data on a user charged with disorderly conduct during the Occupy Wall Street protests.