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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 Already…)

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.

EU Committee Calls 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Unreasonable

Should search engines be accountable for the data some people might want removed from the Internet? Members of a European subcommittee don't think so.

OkCupid Founder: 'If You Use the Internet, You're the Subject of Hundreds of Experiments'

The widespread outrage directed at Facebook for manipulating its users' emotions has the dating site, which has been routinely running experiments on its own users, perplexed.

Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take, This Startup Will Be Watching You

Placemeter aims helps cities run more efficiently. But its tactics might creep you out.

8 Tips for Staying Healthy in an Open Office

Working in close quarters without walls can result in more than ease of collaboration. Here's how to ward off the sharing of germs and infections.

U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

‘We never meant to upset you,’ said Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.

Tell Us: Will Facebook's Unethical User Experiment Make You Quit?

Emotions are running high over an experiment where Facebook manipulated news feeds to see how users’ emotional states would be affected.

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant

'The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which [America's] founders fought.'

This Startup Aims to Warn You About Spying Drones

If being spied on by an unmanned drone is up there on your list of worries, this Kickstarter project might be able to help.

LinkedIn Just Launched a Discreet, Standalone Job Search App

All activity on the job search app will be private making it easier to search for a new job while at your current one.

Facebook Lets Users Determine the Ads They Want to See

The social giant is letting users modify their ad profiles while also gaining more information about them.

6 Reasons to Delete Your Facebook Account Right Now

The sooner you get off the nonstop narcissism train, the better. Here's why.

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