April 29, 2011 A security analyst says hackers are trying to sell 2.2 million credit card numbers they say come from Sony's database.
April 29, 2011 Bids to buy Myspace from News Corp. are due Friday. The parent company will likely be selling the site for hundreds of millions of dollars less than it originally paid. MySpace, the one-time social network powerhouse, was eclipsed in recent years by Facebook.
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TomTom manufactures GPS navigation devices like this one from its competitor Garmin.
April 28, 2011 Using data they bought from a maker of GPS navigators, Dutch police set up speed cameras where drivers were most likely to break the limit.
April 28, 2011 Critics are up in arms since learning that the Apple iPhone keeps records of everywhere the mobile devices go. Technological tracking, in general, has increased as mobile devices, GPS systems, and Internet services such as Facebook and Amazon.com find new ways to gather and use consumer data. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sree Sreenivasan, dean of Student Affairs and Digital Media Professor at Columbia Journalism School. He says this tracking is neither new nor necessarily bad.
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs demonstrates the company's FaceTime app in October.
April 27, 2011 The company explained that the location data collected and saved by iPhones was caused by a programming error.
April 27, 2011 Sony is not the only major company to have faced a massive data breach recently. Just three weeks ago, dozens of well-known retailers and banks — including Citibank and Target — alerted some of their customers that their names and email addresses may have been stolen. Michele Norris talks with Kevin Poulsen, a senior editor at Wired.com, about data safety on the Internet and whether consumers are safer making purchases at brick-and-mortar stores versus online.
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If Greta Garbo — the iconic movie star who famously wanted to be left alone — were around today, she might be a prime customer of the online privacy industry.
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April 27, 2011 Every step we take, every move we make, somebody's watching us. If Greta Garbo — the iconic movie star who famously wanted to be left alone — were around today, she might be a prime customer of the online privacy industry.
April 27, 2011 Today's tweeted poem comes from Summer Beretsky of Phoenixville, Pa. Summer works as an analyst at a marketing company and blogs about anxiety and panic for PsychCentral.com.
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Actress Reese Witherspoon is among a number of celebrities who yearn for privacy.
April 26, 2011 Reese Witherspoon is among celebrities who yearn for privacy. But with the proliferation of cellphone cameras, community-building websites, photo-sharing apps and ever-expanding companies dedicated to exposing as much of our lives and predilections as possible, we are all becoming public figures, whether we want to be or not.
Gary Vaynerchuk reviews wines, including the official champagne of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding, for the Daily Grape. Vaynerchuk began video blogging wine reviews in 2006.
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April 25, 2011 Gary Vaynerchuk used social media and offbeat video commentary to turn his family's New Jersey wine shop into a major Web retailer — and turn himself into a cult figure for wine enthusiasts. His new book, The Thank You Economy, is part memoir and part handbook for success.
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April 22, 2011 Two days after researchers discovered Apple's iPhone keeps an unencrypted log of everywhere you go, new research shows Google is also collecting location data from Android phones.
April 21, 2011 It should come as no surprise that smart phones can track their own locations. If you've ever used your phone to find, say, the nearest sushi restaurant, you know your phone knows where you've been. But two computer researchers say the iPhone continues to keep track of you even when you think you've turned off the location services — and no one is sure why.
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April 21, 2011 Moviegoers and critics have been revealing plot twists for years, but the proliferation of blogs and social networking have made it even harder to keep an ending under wraps. The New York Times' John Anderson says spoiler creep can ruin the movie going experience for many viewers, and is making film marketing more difficult.
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April 21, 2011 Two computer researchers say the new iPhone quietly keeps track of everywhere you take it — even if you turn off the GPS function. The iPhone 4 is constantly recording its location relative to nearby cell phone towers and WiFi signals. In other words, it's all the information needed for a detailed map of everywhere the phone's owner has been.
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April 21, 2011 Surging iPhone sales sent the tech giant's profits more than $1 a share higher than analysts' predictions. And that came despite lower-than-projected iPad sales.
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