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  • Uber says outside review shows customer data safe, private

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies says that if you catch a ride with one of its drivers, your personal and financial data are safe — from Uber itself. The ride-booking company on Friday used…

  • ‘Anonymized’ credit card data not so anonymous, study shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit card data isn’t quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says. Scientists showed they can identify you with more than 90 percent accuracy by looking at just four purchases, three…

  • Court hears appeal by Va. man detained after Facebook posts

    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A lawyer has urged a federal appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit by a Chesterfield County man who was detained in a psychiatric hospital after posting…

  • 5 ways to use LinkedIn to bolster your career

    LinkedIn is the best social media platform for your career. I should know, I started out using it incorrectly, remedied my faulty technique, and now use it to get 37 percent of our new business.…

  • GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl puppy ad

    WASHINGTON — GoDaddy pulled its Super Bowl commercial that featured Buddy, the impossibly cute Golden Retriever, after tens of thousands of people expressed outrage on social media. In the ad, Buddy gets lost and bravely…

  • Government health care website quietly sharing personal data

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s health insurance website is quietly sending consumers’ personal data to private companies that specialize in advertising and analyzing Internet data for performance and marketing, The Associated Press has learned. The…

  • SNL spoof of Bieber’s Calvin Klein ad draws laughs, buzz

    WASHINGTON — The Calvin Klein ads featuring Justin Bieber, which prompted allegations that the 20-year-old hearthrob’s chiseled body was enhanced by Photoshop, seemed made to be parodied on Saturday Night Live. SNL didn’t disappoint. Cast…

  • Selfie-posting men lean toward narcissism, psychopathy

    WASHINGTON — Does this photo make me look psychopathic? A new study of men who post many photographs of themselves on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram score higher on measures of anti-social…

  • Obama: With tech advances come privacy risks for US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday proposed strengthening laws against identity theft by requiring notification when consumer information is hacked and protecting students’ private data. Obama also called for more free access to…

  • Obama to call for laws on data hacking, student privacy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked, a move that follows high-profile breaches at retailers including Target,…

  • With the success of the selfie stick, here comes the BelfieStick

    WASHINGTON — Just when it seems the phone-loving public couldn’t get more self-absorbed than the selfie stick,  which helps a person take a photo of himself,  say hello to the BelfieStick. What’s a belfie? If…

  • Consumer Electronics Show reinvents itself for 2015

    By Steve Winter, special to wtop.com LAS VEGAS — To paraphrase Woody Allen from the legendary film Annie Hall, “a relationship is like a shark.  It has to constantly move forward —  or it dies.”…

  • Timeline of the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack

    It’s been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony Pictures Entertainment. In that time thousands of executive emails and other documents have been posted online, employees and…

  • Sony facing 2 suits by ex-workers over data breach

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures Entertainment now faces two lawsuits from four former employees who claim the company did not do enough to prevent hackers from stealing nearly 50,000 social security numbers, salary details…

  • Dutch watchdog demands privacy changes from Google

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch privacy watchdog on Monday ordered Google to make changes to the way it handles users’ personal data or face fines of up to 15 million euros ($18.7 million).…