Privacy

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…

Will Cortana Help Windows Phone?

Microsoft’s long-rumored digital assistant will supposedly make its debut with Windows Phone 8.1. continue…

Google’s Next Security Tool: High-Frequency Sound?

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Google just acquired SlickLogin, which logs in users via inaudible tones played through PC or tablet speakers. continue…

Facebook Shows Its Seriousness About Mobile Advertising

By ejecting two partners from its mobile ad-measuring program, Facebook demonstrates its desire to avoid privacy controversies. continue…

This Isn’t the First Time Microsoft’s Been Accused of Bing Censorship

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Every few years, it seems that Bing runs into significant controversy over the “sanitizing” of Chinese-language search results outside of mainland China. continue…

How I Lost Google Glass (and Regained Faith in Humanity)

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The saga of a lost Google Glass unit hints at the danger of storing so much of our data on wearable electronics. continue…

‘The Day We Fight Back’: How to Lock Down Your Data Online

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Edward Snowden showed us that the Web is a much-watched place. Some tools can help ordinary users safeguard their data. continue…