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Mark Zuckerberg is 'Dictator' of Facebook 'Nation,' Says the Pirate Bay Founder
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is 'Dictator' of Facebook 'Nation,' Says the Pirate Bay Founder

'People in the tech industry have a lot of responsibilities but they never really discuss these things,' says Peter Sunde.
Arjun Kharpal
Ever Hear of Pii? What You Need to Know About Its Life Cycle in Business
Privacy Policies

Ever Hear of Pii? What You Need to Know About Its Life Cycle in Business

Pii means 'personally identifiable information.' It has nothing to do with the circumference of a circle.
Robert Siciliano
Microsoft Offers First Major Endorsement of New EU-U.S. Data Privacy Pact
Privacy Concerns

Microsoft Offers First Major Endorsement of New EU-U.S. Data Privacy Pact

The company's endorsement of the Privacy Shield comes amidst criticism of it by privacy groups for failing to address concerns about U.S. surveillance practices.
Apple's Trio of 'Privacy Czars' Grapple With Internal Conflicts Over User Data
Apple

Apple's Trio of 'Privacy Czars' Grapple With Internal Conflicts Over User Data

The iPhone maker's apparent willingness to sacrifice some profit for the sake of privacy bolsters its image as a company that protects customers.
Despite Social Media's Popularity, Most Americans Don't Want to Give Up Private Data
Privacy Concerns

Despite Social Media's Popularity, Most Americans Don't Want to Give Up Private Data

Clearly, the latest report from Pew shows we're conflicted, because we're still all on Facebook.
Laura Entis
Report: Uber to Pay $20,000 Fine and Update Privacy Policies
Uber

Report: Uber to Pay $20,000 Fine and Update Privacy Policies

After a 14-month long investigation, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is expected to announce on Thursday a settlement involving the ride-hailing company.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Austria's Supreme Court to Decide if a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Facebook Is Allowed
Legal

Austria's Supreme Court to Decide if a Class-Action Lawsuit Against Facebook Is Allowed

A law student is suing the social network over its privacy policies, and more than 25,000 people are signatories.
Why You Shouldn't Freak Out Over Spotify's New Privacy Policy
Spotify

Why You Shouldn't Freak Out Over Spotify's New Privacy Policy

There are valid reasons why the company has asked to collect info stored on your phone.
Aaron Souppouris
Facebook Faces Off With Belgian Privacy Commission Over Privacy Accusations
Social Media

Facebook Faces Off With Belgian Privacy Commission Over Privacy Accusations

A new study calls Facebook's privacy and data collection policies into legal question but the social giant says the authors of the research never reached out to them.
Nina Zipkin
The Guardian Backpedals, Says Whisper Doesn't Actually Spy on Users
Apps

The Guardian Backpedals, Says Whisper Doesn't Actually Spy on Users

The newspaper 'clarified' its coverage of Whisper and pulled an opinion piece that criticized the secret-sharing app's privacy policy.
Kate Taylor
10 Questions to Ask When Collecting Customer Data
News and Trends

10 Questions to Ask When Collecting Customer Data

What business owners need to know about gathering, using and protecting customer information.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Google Says 'Right to be Forgotten' Should be Limited to the European Union
News and Trends

Google Says 'Right to be Forgotten' Should be Limited to the European Union

In a committee report, the tech giant is putting its foot down about where people can be 'forgotten' online.
Nina Zipkin
Uber Will Improve Privacy, Data Security Following Report
Uber

Uber Will Improve Privacy, Data Security Following Report

The ride service said it will provide training for employees, making policies easier for customers to understand, and tightening access controls.
What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Laws Protecting Children Online
Legal

What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Laws Protecting Children Online

As the FTC cracks down on non-compliant businesses, understanding the importance of children's online privacy and protection is even more important for small businesses.
Peter Gasca