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The governor said a bill requiring mobile apps to seek users’ permission before collecting and sharing their geolocation data would cost the state jobs without “materially” improving privacy protections.

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Some 143 million Americans may have had personal information stolen in the cyberattack of credit-reporting company Equifax. What you need to do immediately.

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Of Illinois’ 12.8 million residents, an estimated 5.4 million may have been impacted by the Equifax data breach. We review what you can do to protect yourself from potential identity fraud.

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Should cellphone users be better notified when apps seek their location data? Proponents of a new bill say more transparency is needed, but opponents say the measure is bad for business.

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Buying a bag of chips or logging onto your computer with a wave of your hand will soon be possible at one Wisconsin company. 

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New technology lets police investigate whether drivers were using their cell phones moments before an accident. Could it curb texting while driving?

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President Donald Trump signed a law Monday night allowing internet providers to sell your browser history. How worried should you be?

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Patents recently issued to Northbrook-based insurance giant Allstate could allow the company to monitor your car for sources of distraction, collect health data on drivers, and even monitor what's going on around your vehicle. The company says any new technology will improve driver safety, but some are worried it could violate the privacy of drivers, passengers and passers-by. 

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Microsoft's latest campaign takes aim at Google's policy to scan all Gmails to tailor personalized ads to their email users.  We'll take a closer look at online and email privacy.

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Lori Andrews

Are you on Facebook? Twitter? Even if you aren't, more personal information about you is floating around out there than you might possibly imagine. We talk with a Chicago author who says you might be surprised by how much of your privacy you've already lost.