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Facebook Reportedly Developing App for Anonymous Social Interaction
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Facebook Reportedly Developing App for Anonymous Social Interaction

The move marks an about-face from the company's founding mission, which sought to establish a digital network of actual identities.
Geoff Weiss
Local Businesses: Facebook Now Offers Stalkerish Ads That Target Nearby Customers
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Local Businesses: Facebook Now Offers Stalkerish Ads That Target Nearby Customers

Oh, the places Facebook knows your customers go! And live.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Enforcing Your 'Right to Be Forgotten' May Get You Remembered
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Enforcing Your 'Right to Be Forgotten' May Get You Remembered

An article on Google's removals of links to Times articles puts privacy seekers back in the spotlight.
Roger Parloff
NYC Orders Ad Firm to Remove Tracking Beacons Installed in Public Phone Booths
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NYC Orders Ad Firm to Remove Tracking Beacons Installed in Public Phone Booths

The city initially gave the ad firm its approval to install tracking beacons in old-fashioned phone booths but reversed course when the public was made aware of the project.
Laura Entis
Facebook Plots First Steps Into Healthcare
Health Care

Facebook Plots First Steps Into Healthcare

The social network already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health.
Marissa Mayer: Privacy Fanatics Will Have a Less Awesome Life Online
Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer: Privacy Fanatics Will Have a Less Awesome Life Online

At an Advertising Week event this week, the Yahoo CEO addressed the hypercharged debate over how personal data should be used on the web.
Catherine Clifford
Facebook Makes Elusive Vow to Rethink User Experimentation
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Facebook Makes Elusive Vow to Rethink User Experimentation

The social network will give its researchers 'clearer guidelines' for future experimentations -- but just what these guidelines are is anyone's guess.
Geoff Weiss
U.S. Attorney General Criticizes Apple, Google Over Data Encryption
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U.S. Attorney General Criticizes Apple, Google Over Data Encryption

Joining a cry from law enforcement officials, big tech companies criticized over blocking law enforcement from access to people's data.
Hot New Social Network Ello Knocked Out By Cyber Attack... Already
Social Media

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Fast-Growing Ello a Facebook Killer? Not So Fast.
Social Media

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.
Matt Hunter
FBI to Apple, Google: Your New Privacy Policies Are Making People Less Safe
Smartphones

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.
Geoff Weiss
With iOS 8 Update, Apple Will No Longer Provide User Data to Police
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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.
Geoff Weiss
Protect Your Privacy With These Strange Anti-Surveillance Frocks and Fashions
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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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Transparency Can Overcome Consumer Resistance to Sharing Data
Big Data

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.
Joshua McClure
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