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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.
Oh, no! Favorites now appear in your Timeline like retweets. Here's why it doesn't matter.
The director of MIT's Center for Civic Media explains the trajectory of online advertising as we know it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Placemeter aims helps cities run more efficiently. But its tactics might creep you out.
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.
We never meant to upset you, said Facebooks Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.
Emotions are running high over an experiment where Facebook manipulated news feeds to see how users emotional states would be affected.
'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.'
If being spied on by an unmanned drone is up there on your list of worries, this Kickstarter project might be able to help.
All activity on the job search app will be private making it easier to search for a new job while at your current one.
The social giant is letting users modify their ad profiles while also gaining more information about them.
The sooner you get off the nonstop narcissism train, the better. Here's why.
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.
"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."
Rather than assuming that new users wish to share their feeds with the entire Internet, Facebook will now implement default sharing among 'Friends.'
Take these fast, easy steps to keep your mug out of Google ads.
Can't quite pull the trigger on unfollowing someone? Baby steps.
While Snapchat's snaps dont necessarily disappear as advertised, the company is also facing heat about the deceptive way in which it unknowingly culled user data.
Instead of turning a blind eye to the growing backlash against identity-based social media, Facebook wants in.
The company said it will soon make similar changes for all Google Apps customers.
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.
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