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"HeTexted," which launched in October is a place where women of all ages can submit cryptic text messages they've received from men for help with interpretation or to simply get 'He's into you' or 'He's not into you' votes.
Why did a small town rape case garner national attention?
The privacy community is up in arms this week about Texas student Andrea Hernandez "losing" a lawsuit which challenges her school district's RFID-enabled "student locator" program. She objected to John Jay School requiring students to wear ID badges with an RFID chip that allows them to be tracked at all times. Show More Summary
Disney Parks will introduce ID bracelets this spring that will make tickets, cash and credit cards as unnecessary for its visitors as pants are for Donald Duck.
So how did the older sister of ‘s CEO wind up oversharing a family photo on Christmas? Randi Zuckerberg found it “way uncool” that one of her subscribers on saw and tweeted a family photo that she had shared. “Not sure where you got that photo,” tweeted Zuckerberg. “I posted it to friends only on [...]
Family members of Facebook's founder are not immune from privacy breaches on the social network.
In order to get smartphone buyers' minds off of the iPhone, Samsung has been touting its phone's NFC technology, which gives people the ability to pass data -- including videos -- from phone to phone just by bumping them together.
Parrot just put its AR.drone on every kid's wish list.
Misinformation from law enforcement and the media's race to be first with breaking information resulted in one of the victims of Friday's tragedy, Ryan Lanza, being falsely identified as the shooter. His Facebook profile was parsed for clues, and his photo shared thousands of times on the social network, before he was able to delete his account.
This week, the Journal had an in-depth report about how the National Counterterrorism Center won the intel jackpot, giving it the right to store and monitor almost any government database. The Journal highlights dissent within the government about the program; the former privacy czar for the Department of Homeland said that new rules being set [...]
Senator Al Franken of Minnesota isn't the hugest fan of the fast and loose economy growing up around our location data, so he's pushing a location privacy bill that would require companies to get your permission to see where you are and to get your explicit permission to provide your whereabouts to third parties.
Despite the effort, late nights, stress and caffeine poured into the many papers and projects that we do in college, most are forgotten within a year of throwing our graduation hats into the air. But one Powerpoint presentation out of has serious lasting power: the infamous privacy landmine that was Duke 2010 graduate Karen Owen’s [...]
Snapchat has attracted users (and funders) with its offer of photo flashing: the opportunity to send a photo to someone but have it “self-destruct” within 1 to 10 seconds. The promise of consequence-free sexting is attractive enough that the app is currently the fourth most popular in the iTunes store. Teens are reportedly flocking in droves [...]
Facebook simplifies its privacy controls.
The Daily had an interesting report this week — picked up by Wired — about “government officials quietly installing sophisticated audio surveillance systems on public buses across the country to eavesdrop on passengers.” I know what you’re thinking: “Woo! More epic bus fight scenes that come with audio.” The Daily points to millions of dollars [...]
For the last few years, had a slightly odd nod toward corporate democracy. If a change to the agreements it made with its users sparked thousands of comments — indicating users were upset by the change — it would trigger a voting mechanism by which users could reject the change. The site, whose value is [...]
Computer security millionaire John McAfee's surreal flight from Belizean law enforcement came to an end this week when he was detained (and then hospitalized) in Guatemala, as has been widely reported. A piece of the story that hasn't...Show More Summary
“What crosses that creepy line? When are users going to reject a data collection or use as going too far? It’s more an art than a science to determine that.” – chief privacy counsel speaking at an FTC workshop on comprehensive data collection on Thursday, after commenting on surveys has commissioned to try to figure [...]