PrivacyIssues

ATM Plus KGB? New Russian Cash Machines Detect Lies

A new Russian ATM makes customers pay for lying: A voice-measured polygraph installed in Russia's state-run Sberbank's electronic tellers can tell if patrons are talking truth or hogwash in applying for a credit card or loan -- an anti-fraud weapon with roots in the old Soviet Union.

South Korea Accuses Google of Privacy Violations

Google continues to face troubles over its inadvertent collection of personal data while mapping its "Street View." The latest country to accuse the company of privacy violations is South Korea.

How the Web Will Make Winners and Losers in 2011

A year ago, hardly anyone was expecting Angry Birds or Groupon to be among the stars of 2010, but the underlying trends that powered their success were plain enough. So while it's nearly impossible to accurately predict what the next big hits will be, here are five trends that may help separate 2011's winners from its losers.

U.K. Rules Google Street View Cars Broke the Law

Google%u2019s (GOOG) Street View cars breached UK data laws by collecting personal data. The UK Information Commissioner%u2019s Office reversed an earlier ruling that no data breach had occurred. The office asked Google to delete the data "as soon as it is legally cleared to do so," BBC News said.

Google wants to know all about you

You've probably noticed it if you've typed your name in Google lately. There, at the top of the screen, complete with a hyperlink, come the words,...