Jul 1, 2013 For the most part, strong encryption technology of our e-mails, texts, and phone calls has been the domain of the powerful and the paranoid. But that's starting to change.
Jun 27, 2013 Firefox moved forward with a plan last week to automatically block third party cookies. As you might guess, advertisers, who rely on those little crumbs of code, aren't happy.
Jun 26, 2013 The FTC has told two dozen Internet search engines to make sure online consumers can tell the difference between advertising and the 'natural' results of an Internet search.
Jun 21, 2013 Vine, on Twitter, lets you make a six-second video. Instagram, on Facebook, up to 15 seconds. What's nine more seconds worth?
Jun 21, 2013 Facebook is adding videos to its photo-sharing app Instagram. It's the company's answer to Twitter's Vine app.
Jun 19, 2013 Facebook is gearing up to hold a big press event tomorrow. So far the topic is under wraps, but the company says "a small team has been working on a big idea."
Jun 13, 2013 The Obama Administration successfully lobbied the EU to do away with a proposed data privacy measure, according to a report in the Financial Times. The exclusion would make it easier for the U.S. to spy on EU citizens.
Jun 12, 2013 The tech companies' sudden, overt concern about transparency in government surveillance may be as much about protecting themselves as consumers.
Jun 11, 2013 As of right now, it's not allowed to even acknowledge those requests, let alone how many of them there are and for what kind of data.
Jun 11, 2013 Can consumers really do anything to force Internet and telecommunications companies to fight back against government tracking of personal data?