Facebook is spending $60 million to recognize your face

Jun 20, 2012
The social giant bets big on facial recognition software, but what is it using that information for?
Posted In: Facebook, facial recognition, privacy, Kindle, Amazon, harry potter

The LinkedIn hack: What you need to do about it

Jun 7, 2012
And are we just stuck with the current problematic password system forever? Yes. Yes, we are.
Posted In: linkedin, privacy, security, Facebook, video

How young is too young to be on Facebook?

Jun 4, 2012
In order to increase its reach, Facebook is now developing a system that would allow children under the age of 13 to play games and use the social network.
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, kids, psychology

'Chipping' our kids: Can we fight truancy with technology?

Jun 1, 2012
Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?
Posted In: RFID, Radio Frequency Identification, schools, privacy, data security, Education, gps, neuroscience, backyard brains

Are you leaving your Facebook house unlocked?

May 7, 2012
A new report says millions of us are making life easier for thieves and snoops.
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, security

Google street view car collected private data

Apr 30, 2012
When it came out that Google was gathering data from people's wifi links as it cruised the streets mapping the neighborhood, Google blamed a lone engineer. The Federal Communications Commission has now looked into this and it wasn't just one guy.
Posted In: Google, privacy

A window into Facebook's data

Apr 13, 2012
Facebook wants to share your personal data, this time with you.
Posted In: Facebook, privacy

U.K. considers broad national surveillance plan

Apr 2, 2012
Many British citizens are used to being watched via camera by the government, but now a new plan to monitor all phone calls, emails and web traffic to keep up with hackers and other criminals is causing privacy advocates to stir.
Posted In: Britain, U.K., privacy

Google's search changes not all that dramatic

Mar 16, 2012
Plus, the FBI wants Google’s help unlocking a phone, and the iPad battles a robot vacuum cleaner.
Posted In: Google, search, privacy, FBI, android, iPad

Google privacy policy challenged in the EU

Mar 2, 2012
One of the European Union's most senior officials says the new Google privacy policy breaks European law.
Posted In: Google, European Union, privacy