Feds probing how personal Medicare info gets to marketers

Feds probing how personal Medicare info gets to marketers

A government watchdog tells The Associated Press it will launch a nationwide audit that may shed light on how seniors’ personal Medicare information is getting to telemarketers, raising concerns about fraud and waste.

Google reportedly collecting health data, including lab results, on millions of Americans

Google reportedly collecting health data, including lab results, on millions of Americans

In this case, the WSJ reports, Ascension is the "covered entity" as a health care provider and Google is the "business associate."Notably, the press release says nothing about concerns regarding data privacy and questions of the legality of sharing such personal data without patient knowledge.

San Francisco becomes the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police

San Francisco becomes the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police

Associated Press The San Francisco board did not spend time Tuesday debating the outright ban on facial recognition technology, focusing instead on the possible burdens placed on police, the transit system and other city agencies that need to maintain public safety.

Washingtonpost.com: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers

Washingtonpost.com: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers

Enter symbols separated by a space: Look Up Symbols Portfolio Made Possible by: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers By Ted Bridis Associated Press Monday, March 8, 1999; Page A08 Microsoft Corp., which sells the software runs most of the world's personal computers, said yesterday that its latest version of Windows generates a unique serial number that partly is planted within electronic documents and could be used to trace the identity of authors.

Court filing links spy exposed by AP to Israel’s Black Cube

Court filing links spy exposed by AP to Israel’s Black Cube

LONDON (AP) — A Canadian attorney says he appears to have been targeted by the same undercover operative unmasked by The Associated Press at a New York hotel last month , drawing a line between the man and the notorious Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube.

Man sues over Google’s “Location History” fiasco, case could affect millions

Man sues over Google’s “Location History” fiasco, case could affect millions

Until the Associated Press story on August 13, Google's policy simply stated: "You can turn off Location History at any time.