Privacy

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Esme’s Blog: Who’s Watching State Databases?

The news that DNR manager John Hunt made 19,000 queries of private driver’s license information is not only creepy, it raises serious concerns about how well the state is keeping our private information private.

01/26/2013

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DNR IDs Former Employee Behind Illegal Data Breach

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources identified John A. Hunt as the former employee who viewed the data of 5,000 Minnesotans while off-the-clock, and without any job-related purpose.

01/25/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Want Tighter Database Security

A week after more than 5,000 Minnesotans found out that a Department of Natural Resources employee had looked up their driving or motor vehicle records, state lawmakers Wednesday announced their plan to curb abuse of databases.

01/23/2013

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Good Question: Does Facebook Own What We Post?

On Cyber Monday, it wasn’t a Facebook status about a great deal on shopping sweeping the social networking site. It was a status update proclaiming copyright over content.

11/26/2012

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Good Question: When Can Your Boss Or The Cops Read Your Email?

Personal behavior led to the downfall of General David Petreaus. But so did emails. A FBI investigation into email led them to the affair. The situation has many wondering about when and who can have access to our emails.

11/12/2012

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3 Of 4 Students Plead Guilty In Photo Privacy Case

Three of four Lakeville middle school students have pleaded guilty to charges in a case involving cell phone photos and privacy.

06/27/2012

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4 Lakeville Students In Trouble For Locker Room Pics

Four Lakeville middle school students are facing charges for taking and distributing inappropriate photos of classmates.

06/12/2012

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Vikings Shield Books In $975M Minn. Stadium Deal

The Vikings stadium deal that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Monday involves plenty of public participation, but it also prevents the public from getting a look at the team’s finances during their partnership to build the $975 million stadium.

05/14/2012

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Charges: Shakopee Man Records 15-Year-Old Undressing

A Shakopee man hid a video camera in his bathroom in late September to record a 15-year-old girl undress, police said.

11/18/2011

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Good Question: How Much Is The Gov’t Watching Us?

On the new CBS show “Person of Interest,” a clever citizen comes up with a computer that analyzes all of the data the government is monitoring from its citizens. That’s the Hollywood version of government spying, but what’s the truth? How much is the government watching us?

09/23/2011

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Sen. Franken Leads Hearing On Phone Tracking

Sen. Al Franken will lead a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday about protecting your privacy while using mobile devices like smart phones and tablets.

05/10/2011

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Sen. Franken Expects Answers From Apple Soon

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has not replied to Sen. Al Franken’s letter about privacy concerns, but Franken expects answers soon.

04/24/2011

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