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Restaurant Fires Worker After Customer Says She Caught Him Taking Photos Of Her Breastfeeding

As if it’s already not hard enough to find a private moment to breastfeed a baby in public, a woman nursing her 2-month-old son at a Texas restaurant says she saw an employee of the eatery snapping photos of her during the breastfeeding session. [More]

No more of these backscatter images.

TSA Replaces Backscatter Airport Scanners With Technology That Won’t Show Your Private Bits

We’ve come a long way, baby, and it seems the days of worrying over whether or not Transportation Security Administration agents were snickering at your nude image on an airport scanner are over. The backscatter scanners are gone — so now we can get back to worrying about what kind of funk we’re picking up in our socked feet during the security line walk instead. [More]

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Microsoft Trying To Get A Grip On Customers’ Online Privacy Concerns With New Campaign

In a time when almost any aspect of our lives can be translated into online terms and our personal information collected, tracked and used like so much currency, many people are understandably concerned about privacy in the virtual world. Microsoft is attempting to show its customers that it’s on top of things with a new campaign dedicated to discussing online privacy. [More]

Facebook Agrees: Employers Should Definitely Not Be Asking For Your Passwords

Facebook Agrees: Employers Should Definitely Not Be Asking For Your Passwords

We weren’t the only ones shocked to find out that employers have been asking job applicants or in some cases, actual workers, for the passwords to their Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts. Facebook has issued a statement addressing that practice, calling it “alarming.” [More]

FTC Commissioner Puts Verbal Smackdown On Facebook & Google Over Privacy

FTC Commissioner Puts Verbal Smackdown On Facebook & Google Over Privacy

Aww, snap! Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill doesn’t care that her speech opening a forum on Data Privacy Day was being streamed on Facebook and likely Googled by many — she still put the verbal smackdown on those two companies for their problems protecting user privacy. [More]

Walgreens Lets My Ex-Husband Change My Account Information And View My Prescription History

Walgreens Lets My Ex-Husband Change My Account Information And View My Prescription History

Walgreens seems to think the “ex” in “ex-husband” is just a funny little arbitrary word that doesn’t mean much. Alice says she’s been divorced for three years, and separated for more than that, has moved twice and changed her phone number twice, and yet Walgreens still allows her ex-husband to change her account information to link with his. [More]

Facebook Agrees To Settle With FTC Over Privacy Violation Charges

Facebook Agrees To Settle With FTC Over Privacy Violation Charges

Three years after the Federal Trade Commission leveled charges against Facebook, claiming the social networking site violated users’ privacy, a settlement has been reached. Part of the terms of the proposed settlement requires Facebook to undergo audits for 20 years. [More]

Obamacare Provides A Room To Pump Breast Milk In

Obamacare Provides A Room To Pump Breast Milk In

Whether you are a proponent of breastfeeding or not, the reality is that working mothers who do nurse their children need a place to pump during the workday, and the bathroom just might not do. Luckily for them, the new health care bill signed by President Obama includes provisions for nursing women in the workplace. [More]