The Data Economy: Introduction

Apr 10, 2018
Exploring how privacy, policy, advertising and politics led to a data crisis.
A mobile phone screen displays the icons for the social networking apps Facebook and Twitter, taken in Manchester, England on March 22, 2018. 

Zuckerberg says Facebook users still willing to trade data for relevant advertising

Apr 4, 2018
Facebook is making changes to its data sharing practices. But the company says users still want targeted ads.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California, on March 25, 2015. Zuckerberg introduced a new messenger platform at the event. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Cloudflare promises to keep users' web data from ISPs

Internet service providers track customers' web data and sell it, so is there a way to keep your information private?

Facebook rejiggers its privacy settings to make them easier to use

Mar 28, 2018
Facebook announced a group of changes Wednesday designed to make it easier for users to manage their privacy and find out how their data is being used. The changes are intended to rebuild users’ trust in the social network after…

Why Facebook thinks you know these random people

The social media platform is tracking more about your acquaintances than you might realize.
Facebook comes up with some interesting "people you may know" suggestions.
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To delete or not to delete

Mar 21, 2018
When it comes to Facebook, that is the question.
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Should a toy put your child’s privacy at risk?

Dec 22, 2017
With the holidays upon us, shoppers might want to take a look at the U.S. Public Research Interest Group’s annual report about dangerous toys. The group highlights, of course, toys with small parts that can be choking hazards, some fidget…

3 ways to protect your online privacy

Apr 21, 2017
Cybersecurity expert Ed Stroz advises on Wi-Fi, VPNs and pass codes.
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Cayla, the connected doll, is a spy and must be destroyed

Apr 14, 2017
Parents who do not destroy the doll could face two years in jail and a fine of $26,500
Jayla, aged 4, plays with a 'My Friend Cayla' doll at Hamleys toy shop in London, England. The doll connects to smart devices using Bluetooth and can interact with users.
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