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'We're All Hypocrites' on Privacy

Bill Keller: Where's the outrage over government, corporate invasions?

(Newser) - The public howled when a New York newspaper printed the names and addresses of locals with gun permits , and we'd probably be similarly incensed if a paper decided to publish legally-obtained lists of abortion clinic employees, food stamp recipients, and on and on. Yet we, for the most part,... More »

Man Slams Ex for Aborting His Baby—Via Billboard

After his ex-girlfriend allegedly aborted their child, Greg Fultz got drastic

(Newser) - Hell hath no fury like this guy: Greg Fultz lashed out at his ex-girlfriend with a billboard featuring a picture of him holding the outline of an infant reading, "This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our... More »

Apple Sued for Letting Our Apps Track Us

iPhone, iPad contain identifiers that can't be blocked: suit

(Newser) - Apple allows iPhone and iPad apps to send users' personal info to advertising networks without consent, according to a lawsuit filed last week. The suit says the gadgets contain identifying devices that let these networks track users' app downloads and usage, Bloomberg reports. Some apps also sell information like users'... More »

Creepy Google Engineer Stalked Teens Online

He was axed after accessing minors' accounts, spying on chats

(Newser) - An engineer has been fired after abusing his position at Google to spy on teenage chat transcripts and access their accounts. David Barksdale, 27, breached the privacy of at least four young teens of both sexes as a member of an elite tech group at the company, Gawker reports. He... More »

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