Ohio Company Using Chip Implants to Track Employees

The Financial Times is reporting that CityWatcher.com, an Ohio-based public surveillance company, is experimenting with silicon chips implanted in two of its employees for identification and room access purposes. From the article — CityWatcher.com, a private video surveillance company, said it was testing the technology as a way of controlling access to a room where […]

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Data Mining, Google Searches & Privacy

Here is an interesting and informative article by Robert Boyd on the use of data mining to create profiles on people based on their past activities. Data mining is being used by both the public and private sectors to create personal and behavioral profiles on citizens / consumers. Everyone from government agencies to marketing professionals […]

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5 Tips For Keeping Your Google Web Searches Private

Information Week has published a quick, convenient list of 5 tips that you can use to keep you Google searches private and protect your online searching and surfing. The Google search privacy tips include: 1. Delete Your History 2. Clear Out Your Cache 3. Bust Your Cookies 4. Use an Anonymous Surfing Tool 5. Rethink […]

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ChoicePoint to Pay $15M for Data Security Breach

ChoicePoint Inc. agreed today to pay a $15 million settlement to resolve Federal Trade Commission charges that the company’s data security procedures violated consumers’ privacy rights, which allowed thieves posing as small business customers to access the ChoicePoint system and potentially compromised as many at 163,000 customer records at the beginning of 2005.

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Verizon Wireless Supports Cell Phone Privacy

TMCnet is reporting that wireless cell phone service provider Verizon has thrown its support behind a bill that would protect customer cell phone records from being illegally obtained by data providers. From the article — Verizon Wireless issued the following statement today from Steve Zipperstein, vice president of legal and extreme affairs: “As the first […]

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