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 At a Big Data industry conference in London, many industry experts find Edward Snowden's information dump unsurprising.
Jun 17, 2013 Computer scientist Jaron Lanier has a market solution for the NSA's wiretapping needs -- and it involves taking out the agency's checkbook.
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 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?
Jun 6, 2013 When it comes to pleading the fifth, the digital age is making things complicated.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jun 3, 2013 According to the Chamber of Commerce, 90 percent of the world's data has been produced in the last two years. And that means, of course, that companies need a place to store it.
May 22, 2013 A lot of businesses are buying so-called third party data to add to what they’re already collecting on you. Of course, they all say, “you can always opt out.”