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|Archived Since:||February 24, 2011|
A group of researchers find a security flaw that lets them hack Nest, but they think the security flaw could be used to create better privacy from Nest's corporate data collection.
The original Luddites were worried the machines would take their jobs; the Neo-Luddites fear the machines will steal their privacy.
What happened after a Wall Street Journal writer handed his Twitter password out? The obvious: a lot of people tried to use it.
Robots aren't people and could be used to satisfy deviant sexual desires, but what are the legal and ethical ramifications?
Verizon is eating its competitors alive on Twitter.
Will there actually be any consequences for Facebook or changes to how consumer research happens?
The emotion contagion study is part of a history of sociological studies run at Facebook that date back to 2008.
Drones have a tendency to escape from their owners.
Bitcoins.com is expected by an auctioning site to sell for $750,000 (or 1,250 Bitcoin).
Andrew Ledvina, who used to be a data scientist at Facebook, inartfully defends the company's infamous emotion manipulation study.
In which Washington Post reporters read the embarrassing emails and messages hoarded by the NSA and leaked by Edward Snowden.
Venture capitalist Tim Draper has been talking up Bitcoin for months now. On Friday, he beat out all of the other bidders on 30,000 Silk Road Bitcoin auctioned off by Federal Marshals.
Every person in the world looks like he or she has something to hide when you search for them in a European version of Google.
Facebook is not sorry for doing the emotion contagion study. It is sorry that everyone is upset about the fact that it purposely made some users upset a few years ago.
Del Harvey wades through the darkest content on Twitter to decide what's legitimate free expression and what's abuse that gets the ax.
Facebook has grown up. The emotion manipulation study is a legacy scandal.
Facebook didn't actually have permission to do "research" on people when it ran its controversial emotional manipulation study.
In manipulating the emotional tone of users' News Feeds to see how it affected their moods, Facebook researchers shifted the platform from a fishbowl into a petri dish, and it's why people are flipping out about it.
Facebook's data scientists manipulated the News Feeds of 689,003 users, filling them with either positive posts or negative posts or posts devoid of sentiment in order to see how it affected their moods.
Facebook which usually gets grief for reducing the state of privacy in the world has been silently fighting in a New York court for the last year to try to protect it.