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Police can your track cellphone's location, but you knew that already...didn't you?

Jul 31, 2013
If police want to track your movements using old calls you made on your cellphone, they can get the information from your cellphone company without a warrant.
Posted In: Cellphones, surveillance, data, privacy

Big Data developers nonplussed by Snowden

Jun 26, 2013
At a Big Data industry conference in London, many industry experts find Edward Snowden's information dump unsurprising.
Posted In: big data, Snowden, nsa, data

Should the NSA send you a check when they wiretap you?

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.
Posted In: nsa, data, online security

Storage scores: 90% of world's data produced in last two years

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.
Posted In: big data, data, Tech

How hard is it to opt out of third party data collection?

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.”
Posted In: data, privacy, opt out

Data is the economy's new oil

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.
Posted In: big data, data, consumer data

Apps transform cellphone users into citizen scientists

Jan 7, 2013
Scientists are looking to take advantage of the vast population of cellphone users to collect data.
Posted In: mobile apps, Science, data, big data

Cell phone location data raises protection/privacy issues

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.
Posted In: cell phones, data, privacy

A spike in government surveillance, and wine sales on Amazon

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.
Posted In: Tech, wine, aclu, surveillance, privacy, web privacy, data

AT&T's Mobile Share plan hammers customers for data overages

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.
Posted In: AT&T, Verizon, data, wireless, Facebook, according to a recent study

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