Stacey Vanek Smith
May 1, 2013 Consumer data is becoming a commodity like oil and, like oil, it needs refineries so that companies can profit from it. Meet the data analytics industry.
Jan 7, 2013 Scientists are looking to take advantage of the vast population of cellphone users to collect data.
Oct 1, 2012 California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill over the weekend that would have made it harder for police use cell phones to track suspects' locations. Similar debates about protection versus privacy are happening around the country.
Oct 1, 2012 A new report says the U.S. Justice Department allowed law enforcement agencies to examine more private data in 2010-2011 than in the entire previous decade. And Amazon is planning online wine sales.
Jul 19, 2012 AT&T offers customers a simple and flexible world where they don’t get to use as much data as they might like.
Jun 11, 2012 Your personal data gets mined every time you do a Google search or browse Amazon. But now, some start-ups are trying to let consumers take control of their data -- and get something in return.
Apr 2, 2012 Visa has dropped card processor Global Payments after a big data breach on Friday. It compromised the credit card information of more than a million cardholders.
Mar 2, 2012 Company "throttles" or slows down data for users who hit the limit. To get back up to speed, they'll have to pay for more data.
Mar 2, 2012 It's the end of the line for truly unlimited data on your AT&T phone -- even for the folks who were grandfathered in.
If your wireless carrier had a pro wrestling alter-ego, it would probably be called “The Throttler.”
Feb 24, 2012 But would it win many matches?