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Though it happens constantly in action movies and dystopian novels, most average citizens will live their entire lives without ever having to evade a car that’s tailing them. But for those unexpected encounters with jealous partners, private investigators or people with bad intentions, it’s important to know how to identify and shake a shadow.

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Kathy’s Law Passed – Restraining Orders to be Strengthened with GPS Tracking

San Diego’s state assembly committee has passed a bill that would place GPS tracking devices on domestic violence offenders. The bill is named for Kathy Scharbarth, who was strangled outside her home last year by an ex-boyfriend a few days after she obtained a restraining order against him. Had the restraining order been enforced and monitored via a GPS tracker, Kathy would still be alive today. This bill also orders the tracked offender to pay all GPS service fees.

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With the government shutdown of the popular file hosting website, Megaupload, cyber scammers have a new trick up their sleeves. It’s been reported that people in Germany have been receiving threatening emails accusing them of copyright infringement. To avoid a lengthy and expensive lawsuit, the victims are urged to pay a fee between 50 and 147 euros.

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Passwords: They’re our main source of security online, but they’re vulnerable to hackers and they’re easy to forget. Through its Chrome web browser, Google is developing a  new system of password management that promises to raise the bar for online security and make your life on the web easier to manage.

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A strong solar storm hit the Earth’s atmosphere this Thursday morning, March 8th. The radioactive particles that were launched from the sun are currently battling our planet’s electromagnetic field and don’t appear to be causing any major problems. However, NASA warns that this solar outburst will last until about Friday morning and that at any time, power grids or GPS service might be temporarily compromised.

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With last week’s Supreme Court ruling on GPS tracking by police, privacy in the digital age is getting more and more attention. The next issue the justices might have to tackle is whether or not it’s constitutional to use other forms of surveillance — including mobile body scanning technology, which the New York Police Department is set to begin testing this year.

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Trendnet, a manufacturer of IP security cameras, has recently found that some of its network cameras leave video they transmit over the web unencrypted, even if a password was used. What this means for the owners of these Internet-connected cameras is that anyone with the right know-how may be able to gain access to a user’s video feed. Potential hackers only need to know the IP address of the vulnerable camera to gain access.

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