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Posted:
Sep 23, 2016

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Emily S

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How Should Companies Handle Data From Employees’ Wearable Devices?

Wearable electronics, like the Fitbits and Apple Watches sported by runners and early adopters, are fast becoming on-the-job gear. These devices offer employers new ways to measure productivity and safety, and allow insurers to track workers’ health indicators and habits. For employers, the...

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With Wearable Tech Deals, New Player Data Is Up for Grabs

The University of Michigan football team took the field for its season opener on Sept. 3 accompanied by Michael Jordan, the team’s honorary captain for the game, in uniforms bearing his signature Jumpman logo. Such pageantry is the fruit of a new apparel contract, worth about $170 million, between...

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Jun 27, 2016

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Remi

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US Customs Wants to Collect Social Media Account Names at the Border

Your Twitter handle may soon be part of the US visa process. Yesterday, US Customs and Border Protection entered a new proposal into the federal register, suggesting a new field in which persons entering the country can declare their various social media accounts and screen names. The information...

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Jun 3, 2016

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Emily S

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Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones – but you can delete the files

Google could have a record of everything you have said around it for years, and you can listen to it yourself.  The company quietly records many of the conversations that people have around its products.  The feature works as a way of letting people search with their voice, and storing those...

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May 31, 2016

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Deirdre

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Doctors fire back at bad Yelp reviews — and reveal patients’ information online

Burned by negative reviews, some health providers are casting their patients' privacy aside and sharing intimate details online as they try to rebut criticism. In the course of these arguments -- which have spilled out publicly on ratings sites like Yelp — doctors, dentists, chiropractors and...

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How to Check Which Apps Access Your Tweets--And Stop Them

THREE’S A CROWD. But when you go to a website it’s rarely a private line between you and your destination. There are often a few third parties there, too: reading your feed, accessing your data, and crunching your numbers. Maybe you gave them your blessing when you first downloaded them, but did...

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Apr 29, 2016

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Emily S

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Tech Execs See Consumers Drawing the Line on Privacy With Health

Consumers have willingly traded some of their personal details for access to social sites like Google or Facebook, and suffer an occasional ad as a result. But once that sharing gets too personal, as with health-care information, it could prompt people to retreat behind a wall of privacy, according...

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Robot Security Guards Are Patrolling Silicon Valley, Collecting Data

Welcome to Silicon Valley, home to the progenitors of our dystopian future, where you may now witness robot security guards patrolling the campuses of your favorite tech company.

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Former Apple CEO: Better health through tech

When former Apple CEO John Sculley first joined that seminal company, he was struck by co-founder Steve Jobs’ vision of changing the world through the “noble cause” of personal computing.  Now, he said, he’s “totally excited and passionate about” a new noble cause – using high-level technology to ...

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Health Apps Often Lack Privacy Policies and Share Users' Data

March 8, 2016 – CHICAGO (Reuters). Just because a health app has a privacy policy doesn’t mean the data will remain private, an analysis of mobile tools for diabetes suggests. In fact, privacy policies appear rare, and when they do exist, most state that user data will be collected and half warn...

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