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Justin Bieber dropped from Facebook

Oct 8, 2010
But it's a different Justin Bieber. A guy with the same name as the teen pop star says he has had his Facebook account deleted without warning or...
Posted In: Entertainment, Facebook, Justin Bieber, privacy, social media

Facebook Groups tripped up by the old opt-out problem

Oct 8, 2010
So we know Facebook set up this new thing where you can make groups and sort your friends into those groups. The idea is that you can keep your...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, social media, Web Culture

D.C. electronic voting system attacked by Wolverines!

Oct 5, 2010
Imagine you're in charge of a new electronic voting system in Washington, D.C. You're confident that it's secure so you challenge hackers of the...
Posted In: gadgets, government, privacy

Yikes! Android apps covertly sending user data to advertisers

Sep 30, 2010
According to a new study by Duke University, Penn State University, and Intel Labs, several popular free Android apps have been sharing personal...
Posted In: android, mobile, privacy

Google has been found guilty of libel in France.

Sep 27, 2010
A convicted sex offender who is appealing his conviction objected to the word "rape" coming up in a search of his name. The French court said he's...
Posted In: Google, government, Law, privacy, search

Status Update: The Facebook Phone - It's Complicated.

Sep 23, 2010
Is a Facebook Phone in the works? The company denied it over the weekend, but turns out this all might depend on what the definition of is is....
Posted In: business, privacy

Facebook quietly launches de facto follow feature

Sep 21, 2010
So I noticed this last night when I was Facebook friended by one of my kids' friends. He's a nice kid but I didn't want to have that kind of...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, Web Culture

Google engineer fired for snooping

Sep 15, 2010
Google has fired engineer David Barksdale for accessing private information from users' Google Voice, Gmail, and instant messaging accounts. The...
Posted In: Google, privacy

Microsoft used as tool of repression by Russian government

Sep 13, 2010
A New York Times article got plenty of buzz in tech circles over the weekend. It's about how the Russian government is using the construct of the...
Posted In: Law, privacy, world

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