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Google: The Process of 'Forgetting' People Is Still Evolving
Privacy Policies

Google: The Process of 'Forgetting' People Is Still Evolving

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.
Laura Entis
EU Committee Calls 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Unreasonable
Privacy concerns

EU Committee Calls 'Right to Be Forgotten' Ruling Unreasonable

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.
Jason Fell
OkCupid Founder: 'If You Use the Internet, You're the Subject of Hundreds of Experiments'
Privacy concerns

OkCupid Founder: 'If You Use the Internet, You're the Subject of Hundreds of Experiments'

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.
Laura Entis
Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take, This Startup Will Be Watching You
Privacy concerns

Every Move You Make, Every Step You Take, This Startup Will Be Watching You

Placemeter aims helps cities run more efficiently. But its tactics might creep you out.
Jason Fell
8 Tips for Staying Healthy in an Open Office
Office Culture

8 Tips for Staying Healthy in an Open Office

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.
Spencer Blackman
U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment
Legal Center

U.K. to Investigate Facebook's 'Poorly Communicated' Psych Experiment

‘We never meant to upset you,' said Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in an apology that failed to acknowledge the polarizing content of the experiment itself.
Geoff Weiss
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Tell Us: Will Facebook's Unethical User Experiment Make You Quit?
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Tell Us: Will Facebook's Unethical User Experiment Make You Quit?

Emotions are running high over an experiment where Facebook manipulated news feeds to see how users' emotional states would be affected.
Wendy Frink
Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant
Privacy Policies

Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Police Can't Search Smartphones Without a Warrant

'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.'
Geoff Weiss
This Startup Aims to Warn You About Spying Drones
Far Out Tech

This Startup Aims to Warn You About Spying Drones

If being spied on by an unmanned drone is up there on your list of worries, this Kickstarter project might be able to help.
Jason Fell
LinkedIn Just Launched a Discreet, Standalone Job Search App
Linkedin

LinkedIn Just Launched a Discreet, Standalone Job Search App

All activity on the job search app will be private making it easier to search for a new job while at your current one.
Laura Entis
Facebook Lets Users Determine the Ads They Want to See
Privacy concerns

Facebook Lets Users Determine the Ads They Want to See

The social giant is letting users modify their ad profiles while also gaining more information about them.
Nina Zipkin
6 Reasons to Delete Your Facebook Account Right Now
Social Media

6 Reasons to Delete Your Facebook Account Right Now

The sooner you get off the nonstop narcissism train, the better. Here's why.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Vodafone Discloses Widespread Government Spying Across Its 400 Million-Person Network
Privacy concerns

Vodafone Discloses Widespread Government Spying Across Its 400 Million-Person Network

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.
Geoff Weiss
Oh, Snap -- Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' by Vulgar Frat Emails
Controversies

Oh, Snap -- Evan Spiegel 'Mortified' by Vulgar Frat Emails

"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."
Geoff Weiss