Two hundred million dollars sounds like a lot of cash, but it's just a drop in the bucket for many multinationals companies.
WSJ reporter Patience Haggin says this practice is being reviewed for possibly violating the European Union's recent data privacy regulation.
Between the tendency to spend what’s recouped and the surrender of personal data, it’s worth thinking about the quid pro quo.
While some are planning for compliance, others keep fighting to weaken it.
Mark Zuckerberg announced the company is in the process of creating a "digital living room," where communications will be private and encrypted.
Hundreds of companies you've probably never heard of are making billions by selling your data.
Some tenants prefer to keep their apartments dumb.
A new tech venture plans to let you, the reader, earn free articles by trading more data.
Do people just not care about privacy after all?
"You basically can't use the internet without interacting with them," Gizmodo reporter Kashmir Hill says.