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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.'
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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.
Facebook's latest feature allows you to see which of your friends are near your physical location in real time.
Pluto Mail lets you 'unsend' messages, edit unopened ones and choose a shelf-life for all your email transactions.
Despite the time saving promise, job seekers may avoid linking their personal accounts due to privacy concerns.
Oh, so, Google Glass won't turn you into a creepy, intrusive eyeborg? Right.
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.
The search could be over for a more private way to search the Internet.
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.
In the wake of the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches, startups and small businesses should realize they aren't immune.
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 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.
When news broke regarding a massive theft of customer information, dozens of top executives at South Korean financial companies tendered their resignations.
Agencies warn that malicious software that targets POS units has 'potentially infected a large number' of retailers.
Today, the President announced a plan to overhaul the way the National Security Agency handles cell phone metadata, among other security policy changes.
Members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress and activists at large will mobilize on Feb. 11 to protest the NSA's surveillance tactics.
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.
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