Privacy concerns The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Privacy concerns en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:57:00 GMT 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. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:57:00 GMT Laura Entis 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. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:30:00 GMT Jason Fell 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. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:30:00 GMT Spencer Blackman 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. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:20:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:46:00 GMT Wendy Frink 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.' Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:37:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:54:00 GMT Jason Fell 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. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:00:00 GMT Laura Entis 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. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:15:00 GMT Nina Zipkin 6 Reasons to Delete Your Facebook Account Right Now The sooner you get off the nonstop narcissism train, the better. Here's why. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:11:00 GMT Kim Lachance Shandrow Vodafone Discloses Widespread Government Spying Across Its 400 Million-Person Network The company's first ever 'Law Enforcement Disclosure' report details how government agencies are tapping customer lines to listen in on and record phone conversations. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:03:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Oh, Snap -- Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' by Vulgar Frat Emails "If I hear one more freshman tell me how much they love Kappa Sigma," wrote Snapchat's 23-year-old founder (in one of his milder moments), "I'll probably get so excited I'll punch them in the face." Thu, 29 May 2014 16:34:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Facebook Rolls Out Site-Wide 'Privacy Checkup,' Revamps Default User Settings Rather than assuming that new users wish to share their feeds with the entire Internet, Facebook will now implement default sharing among 'Friends.' Thu, 22 May 2014 17:23:00 GMT Geoff Weiss How to Stop Google From Using Your Name and Face in Ads Take these fast, easy steps to keep your mug out of Google ads. Mon, 19 May 2014 14:44:00 GMT Kim Lachance Shandrow It's Official: You Can Now Mute Loud Mouths on Twitter Can't quite pull the trigger on unfollowing someone? Baby steps. Mon, 12 May 2014 18:38:00 GMT Wendy Frink Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC While Snapchat's snaps don’t necessarily disappear as advertised, the company is also facing heat about the deceptive way in which it unknowingly culled user data. Thu, 08 May 2014 19:36:00 GMT Geoff Weiss Total Reversal: Mark Zuckerberg Embraces Web Anonymity in Facebook F8 Keynote Instead of turning a blind eye to the growing backlash against identity-based social media, Facebook wants in. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:27:00 GMT Kim Lachance Shandrow Google Changes Policy, Says It Won't Scan Student Gmail Accounts for Ads The company said it will soon make similar changes for all Google Apps customers. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:35:00 GMT Laura Entis Cutting the Cord: How One Woman Tried to Hide Her Pregnancy From the Internet In a world where digital patterns are meticulously and surreptitiously tracked by marketers, Janet Vertesi sought to conceal her pregnancy from the ever-watchful glare of big data. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:58:00 GMT Geoff Weiss With 'Nearby Friends' Feature, Facebook Stalking Is About to Take On New Meaning Facebook's latest feature allows you to see which of your friends are near your physical location in real time. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:25:00 GMT Wendy Frink