Privacy

Privacy Advocates Challenge Facebook’s WhatsApp Acquisition

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The groups’ complaint asks the FTC to probe the $19 billion deal. continue…

Bitcoin Community Goes DEFCON-1 Over Nakamoto Reveal

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However Nakamoto’s story turns out, it’s worth taking a moment to examine how far Bitcoin’s come in the past few years. continue…

White House Officials Quiet on Data Privacy at MIT Event

Officials seemed reluctant to plunge into the weeds of privacy and security at the conference. continue…

Ultra-Secure Smartphones: The Next Big Thing?

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FreedomPop’s ‘Privacy Phone’ is the latest smartphone marketed as an ultra-private alternative to conventional mobile devices. continue…

Yet Another Bitcoin ‘Bank Robbery’

Who needs to pull off a conventional bank robbery when you can simply steal Bitcoin online? continue…

Eric Schmidt Thinks the Internet Will Kill Censorship

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But even in countries with “freer” governments, the Internet often remains restricted in some way. continue…

Google Fighting Potential Ban on Glass While Driving

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State legislators are considering whether to prevent the use of Google Glass behind the wheel. continue…

White House, MIT Hosting Big Data Event

In the wake of the NSA metadata controversy, the White House is publicly interested in exploring Big Data and privacy. continue…

Why Is Apple Taking So Long to Patch Mac OS X?

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The company’s habit of releasing as little information as possible could harm it in this situation. continue…

Dear Dropbox, Why Are You Back in the Chinese Market?

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Did Dropbox know it would regain entry to the Chinese market? If so, did it need to agree to certain conditions before the Chinese government would “flip the switch”? continue…