Privacy

1:58pm

Thu October 3, 2013
All Tech Considered

Your Digital Trail: Data Fuels Political And Legal Agendas

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 9:38 am

Private attorneys are easily getting access to defendants' emails and texts. All it takes is a subpoena, which any attorney can do.
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4:05pm

Wed October 2, 2013
All Tech Considered

Calif. Bans Jilted Lovers From Posting 'Revenge Porn' Online

Originally published on Thu October 3, 2013 10:08 am

After a breakup, raw feelings can set off a desire for revenge. Some jilted lovers have taken to posting intimate pictures of a former partner on the Internet. It's a phenomenon known as "revenge porn," and on Monday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law making it a crime.

The new law is a victory to Holly Jacobs, who was a victim of revenge porn. Jacobs went through what sounds like a typical boy-meets-girl story of falling in and out of love. The first year of the relationship, Jacobs and her partner lived in the same city, but she left to go to graduate school in Miami.

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11:03am

Wed October 2, 2013
All Tech Considered

Your Digital Trail: Does The Fourth Amendment Protect Us?

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 5:56 pm

The Bill of Rights as seen at The National Archives in Washington, D.C.
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This is the third story in our four-part series examining your digital trail and who potentially has access to it. It was co-reported by G.W. Schulz from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Yesterday, we examined how data-tracking companies are monitoring your online behavior. Today we look at your Fourth Amendment rights.

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12:03pm

Tue October 1, 2013
All Tech Considered

Your Digital Trail: Private Company Access

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 1:21 pm

Private companies are collecting your personal data.
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This is the second story in our four-part series examining your digital trail and who potentially has access to it. It was co-reported by G.W. Schulz from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Yesterday, we examined how data can be collected as you go through your everyday life. Today we look at how data-tracking companies are monitoring your online behavior.

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9:00am

Mon September 30, 2013
All Tech Considered

Your Digital Trail, And How It Can Be Used Against You

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 2:43 pm

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While the collection of private information by the National Security Agency is under scrutiny worldwide, a remarkable amount of your digital trail is also available to local law enforcement officers, IRS investigators, the FBI and private attorneys. And in some cases, it can be used against you.

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