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From Snapchat to Whisper: Blindly Trusting Companies With Your Privacy Is Stupid

If our privacy is so important to us, why aren't we more skeptical of the services we give our information to?

From a Legal Standpoint, Should You Go With Google Docs or Office Online?

Forget the features list and ease of use. There are some serious implications to consider with the companies privacy policies.

'The Snappening' Really Happened: 100,000 Snapchat Photos and Videos Leak Online

Because the 'The Fappening' wasn't horrifying enough, enter 'The Snappening,' reason number 1,729 not to snap selfies in the buff.

Facebook Reportedly Developing App for Anonymous Social Interaction

The move marks an about-face from the company's founding mission, which sought to establish a digital network of actual identities.

Local Businesses: Facebook Now Offers Stalkerish Ads That Target Nearby Customers

Oh, the places Facebook knows your customers go! And live.

Enforcing Your 'Right to Be Forgotten' May Get You Remembered

An article on Google's removals of links to Times articles puts privacy seekers back in the spotlight.

NYC Orders Ad Firm to Remove Tracking Beacons Installed in Public Phone Booths

The city initially gave the ad firm its approval to install tracking beacons in old-fashioned phone booths but reversed course when the public was made aware of the project.

Facebook Plots First Steps Into Healthcare

The social network already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.

Marissa Mayer: Privacy Fanatics Will Have a Less Awesome Life Online

At an Advertising Week event this week, the Yahoo CEO addressed the hypercharged debate over how personal data should be used on the web.

Facebook Makes Elusive Vow to Rethink User Experimentation

The social network will give its researchers 'clearer guidelines' for future experimentations -- but just what these guidelines are is anyone's guess.

U.S. Attorney General Criticizes Apple, Google Over Data Encryption

Joining a cry from law enforcement officials, big tech companies criticized over blocking law enforcement from access to people's data.

Hot New Social Network Ello Knocked Out By Cyber Attack... Already

Just when we were saying our first hello to Ello, it said goodbye. Here's why. And, yes, the buzzing ad-free social magnet is back up and running.

Fast-Growing Ello a Facebook Killer? Not So Fast.

There's no denying the network was launched, at least partially, in reaction to all the data Facebook collects on its users. But don't expect the nascent company to really threaten Facebook's dominance.

FBI to Apple, Google: Your New Privacy Policies Are Making People Less Safe

In making vast troves of smartphone data only available to each device's owner, the FBI argues, a critical crime-solving tool has been compromised.

With iOS 8 Update, Apple Will No Longer Provide User Data to Police

The vast record of information stored on Apple devices will only be available to users who possess a four-digit passcode.

Protect Your Privacy With These Strange Anti-Surveillance Frocks and Fashions

Big Brother is watching you, but you don't have to take it lying down. Don these stealthy countersurveillance frocks and styles to fool the all-seeing eye.

Transparency Can Overcome Consumer Resistance to Sharing Data

People become squeamish about the idea of user information being analyzed so as to target, retarget and market to them. Sellers can handle this situation with care.

Texting and Driving? Not So Fast -- General Motors is Watching You

The automobile company is reportedly installing monitoring devices in its cars to ensure drivers keep their eyes on the road.

6 Steps to Create an Effective BYOD Plan (Infographic)

Increase employees' productivity and protect your company's data with these tips for building a safe 'bring your own device' plan.

Kids Under 13 Could Soon Get Their Own Gmail, YouTube Accounts (As If They Didn't Have Them AlreadyÂ…)

Kids already use Gmail and they're obsessed with YouTube. Now Google wants to make it legit, as in legal.

Chill, People. Why You Shouldn't Hate Twitter For Adding Favorites to Timelines.

Oh, no! Favorites now appear in your Timeline like retweets. Here's why it doesn't matter.

The Creator of the World's First Pop-Up Ad Apologizes for Everything

The director of MIT's Center for Civic Media explains the trajectory of online advertising as we know it.

John McAfee: You Should Care That Your Privacy Is Disappearing

The former fugitive and computer antivirus software tycoon warned that, by letting the Googles of the world intrude on our privacy, we are giving up our freedom as human beings.

Google: The Process of 'Forgetting' People Is Still Evolving

In response to questions raised by EU data protection agencies, Google published a point-by-point response explaining how it is currently processing the 91,000 removal requests it has already received.

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