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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
Privacy concerns

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
Privacy concerns

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
Legal Center

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
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With iOS 8 Update, Apple Will No Longer Provide User Data to Police
Privacy concerns

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
Next Big Thing

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
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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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Texting and Driving? Not So Fast -- General Motors is Watching You
Cars

Texting and Driving? Not So Fast -- General Motors is Watching You

The automobile company is reportedly installing monitoring devices in its cars to ensure drivers keep their eyes on the road.
Nina Zipkin
6 Steps to Create an Effective BYOD Plan (Infographic)
Productivity

6 Steps to Create an Effective BYOD Plan (Infographic)

Increase employees' productivity and protect your company's data with these tips for building a safe 'bring your own device' plan.
Nina Zipkin
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Kids Under 13 Could Soon Get Their Own Gmail, YouTube Accounts (As If They Didn't Have Them Already…)
Google

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.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Chill, People. Why You Shouldn't Hate Twitter For Adding Favorites to Timelines.
Twitter

Chill, People. Why You Shouldn't Hate Twitter For Adding Favorites to Timelines.

Oh, no! Favorites now appear in your Timeline like retweets. Here's why it doesn't matter.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Creator of the World's First Pop-Up Ad Apologizes for Everything
Advertising

The Creator of the World's First Pop-Up Ad Apologizes for Everything

The director of MIT's Center for Civic Media explains the trajectory of online advertising as we know it.
Nina Zipkin