New tech toys abound at the Consumer Electronics Show

New tech toys abound at the Consumer Electronics Show

Love it or hate it, technology is here to stay, and this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the place to see what will be making your life easier -- or more frustrating -- in coming months.

States 'not doing enough' to track and prosecute cybercrime

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- State authorities are not doing enough to protect consumers from online fraud and other cybercrimes, despite skyrocketing numbers of complaints from the public, according to a new survey.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Tracking consumers online stirs debate

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Trade Commission guidelines for Internet advertising have stirred debate among consumers and companies, industry observers said.

Google won't keep your searches forever

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15 (UPI) -- Search engine giant Google says it will limit how long it keeps information on Internet users' searches.

For FTC, e-commerce means managing 'mice'

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Only on the Internet could a site hawking dancing hamster animations, accompanied by hamster-sung harmonies, be paid advertising royalties from corporate giants like Wal-Mart and American Express. But the future earning power of the darlings on Hamsterdan
DAVID GRANT, UPI Correspondent

States going digital to improve services

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Long waits in line and inefficient state government bureaucracies may not be around much longer thanks to the unexpectedly rapid digitization of state government records and services, says a new think tank report.
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Privacy bill passes Senate committee

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- A pro-consumer privacy bill to regulate the collection and use of personal data passed the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Friday afte
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Bill would push driver's license with chip

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- Legislation to standardize state-issued driver's licenses across the United States, and to mandate that those licenses carry a computer chip and incorporate som
DEE ANN DIVIS, UPI Science and Technology Editor

Analyst: Federal privacy promising

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- A draft report on federal privacy policies makes several promising recommendations, including a government-wide privacy board, an analyst said Tuesday.

Today's Consumer: News you can use

?SMART CARDS? A simplified approach to embedding small computer chips into identity cards, in order to hold fingerprints and other data, could be a way to meet heightened security in the post-Sept. 11 world ...
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'Fingerprint' cards could help privacy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A simplified approach to embedding small computer chips into identity cards, in order to hold fingerprints and other data, could be a way to meet heightened sec

Living-Today: Issues of modern living

SAFEGUARDING OUR FOOD The government and the private sector took steps Friday to head off a potential nightmare -- a terrorist attack on the nation's food supply.
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National Control of Telemaketing Proposed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The Center for Democracy and Technology said in a recent report that a federal law should allow all consumers to block their phone numbers from unwanted telemar
LISA TROSHINSKY, for United Press International

Democrats revamp national Web site

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The Democratic National Committee opened the doors to its new Web site Friday, part of an ongoing effort to bring the party up to speed technologically.
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Ari M. Schwartz is the vice president and chief operating officer of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) in Washington, D.C. in the United States.

Schwartz is from the Detroit, Michigan area and was formerly a CDT senior policy analyst and subsequently the center's deputy director. Prior to joining CDT he specialized in information issues for OMB Watch and was a member of the New England-Israel chamber of commerce in Boston, Massachusetts. Schwartz holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Brandeis University.

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