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3 privacy violations you shouldn't worry about

There are many major threats to our privacy that we should be up in arms about, but iBeacons, Gmail scanning and Google Glass are not among them, says Mike Elgan.

Evan Schuman: Social media endangers corporate secrets

Employees can unintentionally share more than their employers want anyone to know.

Ad tracking: Is anything being done?

Online tracking is on the rise, but efforts to create a practical Do Not Track policy have slowed to a crawl. Meanwhile, users and browser companies are taking matters into their own hands.

The paranoid's survival guide, part 3: Opting out, and how to protect your personal data offline

We've rounded up a bunch of experts' tips about how to retain your privacy.

Ron Miller: NSA can track every email, but it can't find a plane

When a world that's characterized by ubiquitous data collection and surveillance can lose sight of a jumbo jet, you start to question the worth of all that spying on us.

The paranoid's survival guide, part 2: Protect your privacy on social, mobile and more

We've rounded up a bunch of experts' tips about how to retain your privacy when messaging and using apps, and while on social media.

Evan Schuman: Is MasterCard's fraud program just another data grab?

It offers slightly greater payment convenience, but at what cost?

Trust issue looms large for tech companies capitalizing on personal data

As tech companies increasingly rely on analyzing and selling user data to boost revenue, trust is emerging as one of the defining issues of the year for the IT sector.

Evan Schuman: Mobile IT Roach Motel: Data checks in, but it won't check out

Even if a company were willing to expunge personal data that it had been authorized to collect, the realities of IT systems mean it probably could never completely do that.

The paranoid's survival guide, part 1: How to protect your personal data

We've rounded up a bunch of experts' tips about how to retain your privacy -- as much as possible, anyway -- and how to surf the Web silently, among other things.

Evan Schuman: Transparency about data retention requires knowing what you have

A new call for transparency about what data mobile apps are retaining sounds fine and noble, but too many companies don't even know what their apps know about consumers.

Jay Cline: U.S. takes the gold in doling out privacy fines

EU privacy regulators say U.S. privacy laws are too weak to protect EU personal data. But a new analysis of 358 privacy-enforcement actions paints the opposite picture.

Evan Schuman: Get ready, IT; here comes the Internet of Things

You might see security and privacy pitfalls, but the advantages of the Internet of Things mean there's no stopping it. Your smart fridge is going to miss you when you're working every night.

5 reasons we're losing the fight for online privacy

The evidence is all around us that the battle will eventually be lost.

Ron Miller: After Snowden, what kind of country does America want to be?

The really important question right now isn't what to do about Edward Snowden; it's how much surveillance is tolerable in a free society.

Ira Winkler: The RSA Conference boycott is nonsense

The outrage is more about media hype, hypocrisy and grandstanding than firm principles.

Kenneth van Wyk: After Snowden

Restoring trust in our information systems after Edward Snowden's NSA revelations will take years -- if it can be done at all.

Evan Schuman: What to include in your mobile privacy policy

If your company doesn't yet have a mobile-specific privacy policy, it's time to get to work.

Jay Cline: Is privacy dead?

Revelations in 2013 about NSA surveillance and the power of big-data analytics suggest the age of privacy is over. But a new 'privacy death index' places us far from the tipping point.

2014: Time to rethink privacy

Companies have to fully confront the privacy issues they face and rethink their policies from the bottom up.

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