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Under a program proposed by the U.S. Travel Association, passengers such as these waiting at Reagan National Airport would zip through security checkpoints - in exchange for providing personal data.
Under a program proposed by the U.S. Travel Association, passengers such as these waiting at Reagan National Airport would zip through security checkpoints - in exchange for providing personal data.

Treating every airport passenger as a potential terrorist slows the security system and deters some people from flying, according to a new report.


Under a plan to modernize health care, federal officials would provide up to $27 billion over 10 years to encourage hospitals to go electronic.


Privacy Headlines

Supreme Court ruling: No 'personal privacy' for corporations (Post, March 1, 2011; 8:51 PM)

TSA debuts less-revealing software for airport scanners (Post, February 1, 2011; 10:06 PM)

Supreme Court hesitant to extend 'personal privacy' restrictions to corporations (Post, January 19, 2011; 9:29 PM)

Supreme Court rules federal contract workers must submit to background checks (Post, January 19, 2011; 5:51 PM)

Hacker breaches security at Pentagon Federal Credit Union (Post, January 17, 2011; 5:57 PM)

Banks allow ads in online checking accounts (Post, January 17, 2011; 12:02 AM)

Apple, app makers hit with privacy lawsuits (Post, December 28, 2010; 6:59 PM)

Are airport X-ray machines catching more than naked images? (Post, December 26, 2010; 12:00 AM)

Firms' lobbying push comes amid rancor on TSA use of airport full-body scanners (Post, December 24, 2010; 12:00 AM)

Full-body scanners: Exposing issues of privacy, and body image (Post, December 22, 2010; 10:13 PM)

Revamping of airport checkpoint system urged (Post, December 17, 2010; 12:00 AM)

FTC pitches do-not-track system to let consumers opt out of Web data collection (Post, December 1, 2010; 8:15 PM)

Scanner protests appear to fizzle among holiday travelers (Post, November 24, 2010; 3:06 PM)

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of Americans support full-body scanners at airports (Post, November 23, 2010; 12:44 AM)

Tips for keeping personal information safe when shopping online (Post, November 20, 2010; 6:21 PM)

FCC probes Google over Street View program's collection of personal data (Post, November 10, 2010; 8:40 PM)

Internet privacy could be priority in next Congress (Post, November 4, 2010; 12:10 AM)

Conservatives use Democratic phone bank for own purposes, raise privacy concerns (Post, November 1, 2010; 9:47 AM)

Promise by Google ends FTC's privacy-breach probe (Post, October 28, 2010)

Satisfied with Google's promise to restrain Street View, FTC drops privacy-breach probe (Post, October 27, 2010; 9:20 PM)

Armed with new treaty, Europe amplifies objections to U.S. data-sharing demands (Post, October 26, 2010; 6:46 PM)

How to soften the transition from sidewalk to front door (Post, October 15, 2010; 8:14 PM)

Supreme Court debates privacy rights and government's role as employer (Post, October 5, 2010; 11:01 PM)

With Tyler Clementi's death, let's try friending decency (By Kathleen Parker, October 3, 2010)

New lawsuit to challenge laptop searches at U.S. border (Post, September 7, 2010; 4:18 AM)

Montgomery to ID with finger vein scanners (Post, August 12, 2010)

'Debt tagging' by collection agencies a growing problem:  An agency's mistakes, harassment can become a consumer's nightmare (Post, August 8, 2010)

In Kandahar, U.S. tries the lessons of Baghdad:  U.S. tries tactics that helped turn Iraq war in an effort to win over Taliban stronghold (Post, August 3, 2010)

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity:  Administration wants more records available without court order (Post, July 29, 2010)

Va. activist can post officials' Social Security numbers on site, court rules:  Unredacted records of Va. officials 'integral to message,' court says (Post, July 29, 2010)

Facebook's test: Building on ad revenue:  Trade in information could run up against privacy constraints (Post, July 24, 2010)

NSA whistleblower now works at Apple store:  Thomas A. Drake blazed his own trail at the NSA, one that may ultimately lead to prison (Post, July 14, 2010)

Gates asks gays in military to respond to 'don't ask' survey:  Rights group warns of possible gaps in privacy protections (Post, July 9, 2010)

Adrian Johns's "Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars From Gutenberg to Gates" (Post, July 4, 2010)

Supreme Court rules on employer monitoring of cellphone, computer conversations:  Reasonable review of phone, computer communication allowed (Post, June 18, 2010)

Traffic stop video on YouTube sparks debate on police use of Md. wiretap laws:  Video of traffic stop sparks debate on whether police are twisting Md. wiretap laws (Post, June 16, 2010)

Apple's iPad security breach reveals vulnerability of mobile devices:  IPAD BREACH A CLARION CALL
Wireless technology's vulnerability revealed
(Post, June 12, 2010)

Yahoo to turn subscribers' e-mail contact lists into social networking base:  Based on e-mail contact lists Subscribers will have choice of opting out (Post, June 1, 2010)

What sites such as Facebook and Google know and whom they tell:  As Facebook and Google track every click you make, the data increasingly are the subject of subpoenas (Post, May 29, 2010)

Facebook CEO announces revamped privacy settings:  Changes come as Web firms face scrutiny over handling of user data (Post, May 27, 2010)

With credit scores, it should be equal access for all (Post, May 27, 2010)

Google tries its hand at influence in Washington:  MOVE TO EXPAND LOBBY EFFORTS
'A data-driven approach has served us well'
(Post, May 26, 2010)

In shoppers' online networks, privacy has no price tag (Post, May 22, 2010)

Kagan: A question of boundaries (By Howard Kurtz, May 13, 2010; 9:25 AM)

Conversations: Stephen Whitlock:  Stephen Whitlock's whistleblower office is ready to take your tax tips (Post, May 13, 2010)

Probe in failed Times Square attack focusing on Pakistani Taliban:  SUSPECT CHARGED IN FAILED BOMBING
30-year-old immigrant said to be cooperating with officials
(Post, May 5, 2010)

Eyewitness testimony in an imperfect world (Post, May 2, 2010)

A simple way to keep illegal immigrants from getting jobs (By Bruce A. Morrison and Paul Donnelly, May 1, 2010)

Accounts differ as Sarah Palin e-mail hacking case is sent to court in Knoxville (Post, April 24, 2010)

ATM users warned about credit card skimmers:  Device that could read encrypted data found at a Wachovia bank in Rockville (Post, April 22, 2010)

Supreme Court considers California law school's discrimination policy:  Accommodation of campus religious groups is at issue (Post, April 20, 2010)

Lawmakers, advocates push administration for appointments to privacy board:  Civil liberties watchdog has been dormant under Obama (Post, April 9, 2010)

The latest Facebook fracas: Your privacy vs. its profit (By Rob Pegoraro, April 4, 2010)

Navy took more than a year to announce personal data breach (Post, April 2, 2010)

Google and Facebook raise new issues for therapists and their clients:  Is it ethical to Google a patient? Or to read his Facebook page? (Post, March 30, 2010)

Ex-TSA pick Harding's firm got Army deal after he cited sleep apnea disability:  Harding's company got $100 million deal set aside for disabled vets (Post, March 28, 2010)

Biometric identity project in India aims to provide for poor, end corruption:  'Turbocharged' type of Social Security number planned for 600 million (Post, March 28, 2010)

What we can learn from the Christmas Day bombing attempt (By Brian Michael Jenkins, Bruce Butterworth and Cathal Flynn, March 26, 2010)

18- to 24-year-olds most at risk for ID theft, survey finds (Post, March 17, 2010)

White House declassifies outline of cybersecurity program:  Obama administration declassifies outline describing effort (Post, March 3, 2010)

Judge puts off ruling on Google's proposed digital book settlement:  Judge puts off ruling on proposed digital book settlement (Post, February 19, 2010)

When politics sound the alarm on national security (By Fred Hiatt, February 15, 2010)

A reporter faces the naked truth about full-body airport scanners (Post, February 7, 2010)

Commerce breach of personal data just the tip of the iceberg (By Joe Davidson, February 5, 2010)

Google to enlist NSA to help it ward off cyberattacks:  Firm won't share user data, sources say, but deal raises issue of privacy vs. security (Post, February 4, 2010)

If only Andrew Young had Salinger's sense of privacy (By Kathleen Parker, February 3, 2010)

Erroll Southers, Obama's choice to head TSA, withdraws nomination:  Errors in Southers's testimony prompted skepticism from GOP (Post, January 21, 2010)

In nation of exhibitionists, there's still a demand for privacy (By Michael Gerson, January 15, 2010)

International cooperation a challenge for air security:  Foreign governments may lack cash or will to meet U.S. standards (Post, January 9, 2010)

U.S. was more focused on al-Qaeda's plans abroad than for homeland, report on airline bomb plot finds:  SYSTEM FAILED
U.S. didn't 'connect' intelligence before bomb attempt, Obama says
(Post, January 8, 2010)

Republicans put new hold on TSA nominee Erroll Southers:  STATEMENTS CONFLICTED
Ex-FBI agent improperly searched database
(Post, January 7, 2010)

TSA tries to assuage privacy concerns about full-body scans (Post, January 4, 2010)

TSA nominee misled Congress about accessing confidential records:  Former FBI agent accessed confidential criminal records (Post, January 1, 2010)

Plugging a security gap (By Michael Chertoff, January 1, 2010)

Obama vows to repair intelligence gaps behind Detroit airplane incident:  AL-QAEDA LINK SEEN AS LIKELY
Disagreements over intelligence on suspect
(Post, December 30, 2009)

Many airport security improvements would require more intrusion, oversight:  NEW DEVICES, DATABASES
Experts say oversight would have to improve
(Post, December 30, 2009)

Equipment to detect explosives is available:  Cost, privacy concerns and logistics hamper use of scanning devices (Post, December 28, 2009)

Plane suspect was listed in terror database after father alerted U.S. officials:  FATHER HAD ALERTED U.S. Name was not added to TSA's registries (Post, December 27, 2009)

Tiger Woods should take this opportunity to grow up (By Sally Jenkins, December 24, 2009)

As attacks increase, U.S. struggles to recruit computer security experts (Post, December 23, 2009)

Despite the expense and the danger, deportees slip back in again and again (Post, December 18, 2009; 1:27 PM)

Supreme Court will decide whether employees' text messages are private:  Case involves messages sent on a pager owned by an employer (Post, December 15, 2009)

Posting of TSA manual leads to personnel actions (Post, December 10, 2009)

House Homeland Security Committee faces ethics inquiry:  Chairman received donations from firms appearing at hearing (Post, December 5, 2009)

Looking at Tiger Woods through fresh eyes (By Thomas Boswell, December 4, 2009)

Woods admits to ‘transgressions,' apologizes on his Web site (Post, December 3, 2009)

Laurel seniors team up with police to prevent crime (Post, December 3, 2009)

In Fort Hood aftermath, Pentagon opens two reviews:  Threat-identification policies, quality of casualty care assessed (Post, November 20, 2009)

Scientist accused of espionage described as gifted, ambitious:  Astronomer is described as brilliant, ambitious (Post, October 28, 2009)

States not protecting student privacy, study finds:  Collection systems for education appear vast and vulnerable (Post, October 28, 2009)

Coalition seeks investigation of Homeland Security privacy office:  Group says chief is enabling, not curbing, surveillance (Post, October 27, 2009)

Mobile print reader makes D.C. area crime-solving a snap:  More Washington area police using mobile print reader, but critics worry about privacy (Post, October 25, 2009)

Alan Charles Raul: Revive the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (Post, October 23, 2009)

VA. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:  Computer Data on 103,000 Va. Adult Ed Students Misplaced (Post, October 15, 2009)

A Better Way to Health Reform (By Martin Feldstein, October 8, 2009)

Prince William Regional Jail Steps Up Immigration Screening:  Homeland Security Database Is Added (Post, October 8, 2009)

Soldiers' Data Still Being Downloaded Overseas, Firm Says:  Sensitive Information Found by Using 'Peer to Peer' File-Sharing Software (Post, October 2, 2009)

Metro Gets Federal Funds for Cameras on Trains, Buses:  Surveillance Meant To Manage Crowds And Deter Crime (Post, September 29, 2009)

Own Sweat Has Become Alcohol Offenders' New Snitch:  Alcohol-Sniffing Anklet Saves Money but Stirs Privacy Fears (Post, September 25, 2009)

White House Seeks Renewal of Surveillance Laws, Perhaps With Tweaks (Post, September 16, 2009)

Agencies Worldwide Use Web to Encourage Citizens to Do Their Own Flu Tracking (Post, September 2, 2009)

Bush's Search Policy For Travelers Is Kept:  Obama Officials Say Oversight Will Grow (Post, August 28, 2009)

Privacy Coverage From the Wires
Dallas to release tape mayor tried to keep secret
(AP, March 23, 2011; 9:30 AM)

Google fined over Street View privacy breach
(AP, March 21, 2011; 10:54 AM)

Mich. Supreme Court sides with rapper Dr. Dre
(AP, March 19, 2011; 3:59 PM)

Familiar barriers slow Obama's transparency drive
(AP, March 18, 2011; 3:52 AM)

NM secretary of state checks licenses, voter rolls
(AP, March 15, 2011; 9:54 PM)
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