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Facebook, Warner Bros. team up for in-network movie rentals

"The Dark Knight" may be a few years old now, but it's getting new life as the first title offered up for rent through a partnership between Warner Bros. and Facebook. For 30 Facebook credits, which converts to about $3, you can watch the movie in your browser. Warner Bros. plans to expand the titles available for rent and purchase in the coming months.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 8, 2011; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Facebook, Internet TV, Privacy, Security, Social media  
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Judge says Sony can see visitors to hacker's site

A judge has said its okay for Sony to get the IP address of every user who has visited a Web site containing a hack for the PlayStation 3.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 7, 2011; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Gaming, Privacy, Security  
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Should schools use GPS to track truant students?

Should schools use GPS to track truant students?

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 22, 2011; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Digital culture, Policy and politics, Privacy  
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It's National Data Privacy Day

January 28th may be the anniversary of the Challenger disaster, but it's got at least one other significance: It's National Data Privacy Day.

By Sarah Halzack  | January 28, 2011; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Privacy  
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Google CEO Eric Schmidt to step down, depriving Web of future quotes

This hasn't been a good week for Silicon Valley CEOs. Only three days after Apple chief executive Steve Jobs announced he was taking an undefined medical leave, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt announced that he would hand that job over to co-founder Larry Page. Schmidt broke the news in a...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 20, 2011; 4:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Policy and politics, Privacy, Search  
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Facebook address-sharing retreat provides further proof of law of unintended consequences

Your Facebook applications will no longer steal your home address or your mobile-phone number. Then again, they weren't going to do that in the first place. The Palo Alto, Calif., social network hit the pause button on plans announced Friday night to allow third-party applications to request access to that...

By Rob Pegoraro  | January 18, 2011; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Privacy, Social media  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Facebook, Google privacy 'breaches' that aren't , Rob Pegoraro , November 11, 2010
Latest Facebook privacy scare isn't so new, Rob Pegoraro , October 18, 2010
Facebook adds one-time passwords, remote logout, Rob Pegoraro , October 12, 2010
Checking into your own home? Count me out, Rob Pegoraro , August 23, 2010
Video: Facebook Places privacy settings, Rob Pegoraro , August 19, 2010
Facebook adds 'Places' check-in feature, Rob Pegoraro , August 18, 2010
Yelp ups ante on Foursquare check-ins, Rob Pegoraro , June 14, 2010
AT&T's iPad data breach: Don't panic, Rob Pegoraro , June 10, 2010
Facebook launches simpler privacy settings, Rob Pegoraro , May 26, 2010
Facebook meets the "Unlike" button, Rob Pegoraro , May 17, 2010
Facebook walks into a privacy problem, Rob Pegoraro , April 2, 2010
Google backpedals on Buzz, Rob Pegoraro , February 16, 2010
Thoughts on trying out Google Buzz, Rob Pegoraro , February 11, 2010
Yahoo adds ad-preferences manager, Rob Pegoraro , December 7, 2009
Facebook Faces Privacy Fears, Rob Pegoraro , February 19, 2009
 
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