San Francisco denizens are angry that facial-detection cameras placed in bars by nightlife startup app SceneTap go live on Friday.
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Privacy activists target pre-IPO Facebook for flash mob protests tomorrow in New York and San Francisco.
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CISPA authors and supporters have tried everything they can to avoid another SOPA protest - except tell the truth about their bill.
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