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Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC

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.
Total Reversal: Mark Zuckerberg Embraces Web Anonymity in Facebook F8 Keynote

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.
Google Changes Policy, Says It Won't Scan Student Gmail Accounts for Ads

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.
Cutting the Cord: How One Woman Tried to Hide Her Pregnancy From the Internet

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.
With 'Nearby Friends' Feature, Facebook Stalking Is About to Take On New Meaning

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.
Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.

Ever Want to 'Unsend' an Email? Now You Can.

Pluto Mail lets you 'unsend' messages, edit unopened ones and choose a shelf-life for all your email transactions.
Hourly Job Seekers Bypass Logging Into Social Network on Applications

Hourly Job Seekers Bypass Logging Into Social Network on Applications

Despite the time saving promise, job seekers may avoid linking their personal accounts due to privacy concerns.
Google Gets Defensive About Google Glass 'Myths'

Google Gets Defensive About Google Glass 'Myths'

Oh, so, Google Glass won't turn you into a creepy, intrusive eyeborg? Right.
After Assault Footage Goes Viral, Perpetrator Sues Google for $200 Million

After Assault Footage Goes Viral, Perpetrator Sues Google for $200 Million

Twenty-four-year-old Antonio Ynoa is suing Google, YouTube and Dailymotion over video footage that captured him drunkenly attacking a JetBlue airline attendant in 2011.
6 Things You Should Know About 'Anti-Google' Search Engine DuckDuckGo

6 Things You Should Know About 'Anti-Google' Search Engine DuckDuckGo

The search could be over for a more private way to search the Internet.
French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

French Courts Force Google to Air Indiscretion on Homepage

Following a failed appeal, Google was ordered by French courts post a notice on its Google.fr homepage informing users that it would be paying a 150,000-euro fine over privacy violations.
Why Your Small Business Is at Risk of a Hack Attack

Why Your Small Business Is at Risk of a Hack Attack

In the wake of the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches, startups and small businesses should realize they aren't immune.
Extortion Over $50,000 Twitter Handle Sets a Chilling Precedent

Extortion Over $50,000 Twitter Handle Sets a Chilling Precedent

A California web developer with the Twitter handle @N was forced to give it to a hacker who compromised both his PayPal and GoDaddy accounts
Neiman's Hack Attack Is Looking More and More Like Target's

Neiman's Hack Attack Is Looking More and More Like Target's

Neiman Marcus reported that a more-than-expected 1.1 million shoppers may have been affected by a hack job that employed similar malware to the kind that compromised Target.
37 South Korean Bank Execs Offer to Resign Over Breach. Should Target Execs Follow Suit?

37 South Korean Bank Execs Offer to Resign Over Breach. Should Target Execs Follow Suit?

When news broke regarding a massive theft of customer information, dozens of top executives at South Korean financial companies tendered their resignations.
Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Target, Neiman Marcus Credit Card Hacks Could Be More Widespread, Experts Say

Agencies warn that malicious software that targets POS units has 'potentially infected a large number' of retailers.
Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

Obama Changes Rules for NSA Data Collection

Today, the President announced a plan to overhaul the way the National Security Agency handles cell phone metadata, among other security policy changes.
Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance

Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance

Members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress and activists at large will mobilize on Feb. 11 to protest the NSA's surveillance tactics.
Soon You Won't Be Able to Buy Sponsored Stories on Facebook

Soon You Won't Be Able to Buy Sponsored Stories on Facebook

Beginning April 9, ads that showcase when a friend happens to 'like' or check into a sponsored page or location will no longer be available for purchase.
Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads

Facebook Sued for Allegedly Using Your Private Messages to Trigger Ads

How much access is Facebook giving advertisers to your 'private' messages?
100 Things You Should Be Talking About in 2014

100 Things You Should Be Talking About in 2014

Here's advertising agency powerhouse JWT's annual list of what's going to be on the top of everyone's tongue this year.
Tell Us: Are Anti-Google T-Shirts a Good Look for Microsoft?

Tell Us: Are Anti-Google T-Shirts a Good Look for Microsoft?

Google responds to Microsoft's line of anti-Google merchandise.
Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?

Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?

Identified collects and organizes people's public information to create the largest professional database on the internet, with one billion profiles and counting.

Facebook Allows Teens to Make Posts Public

In a move that could change the way companies market to teens online, Facebook will give teens the option of making their content public.
Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature

Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature

As Facebook makes it more difficult for users to maintain privacy, its co-founder is taking drastic measures to protect his own.

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