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Path’s newest update fixes its privacy problem, and includes an apology from the CEO

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In the wake of yesterday’s privacy concerns over Path uploading the address books of users without their consent, the company’s CEO Dave Morin has today come back with an apologetic blog post and explanation: “Through the feedback we’ve received from all of you, we now understand that the way we...
Path’s newest update fixes its privacy problem, and includes an apology from the CEO

Believe It Or Not, There's An Upside To Diminished Online Privacy

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Sunday's New York Times was a Luddite's dream. Tthe paper's Sunday Review section had three lengthy opinion pieces dedicated to "Life Under Digital Dominance" (their words, not mine), including Evgeny Morozov's lengthy treatise that social media will kill originality because we're all too afraid to publicly "like" something on Facebook...
Believe It Or Not, There's An Upside To Diminished Online Privacy

Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com Gives a New Look to Search

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With Facebook’s acquisition of Face.com reportedly a done deal, all of the focus is on what the merger will do for Facebook’s mobile efforts. But there may be more to the deal than just mobile. “Give us 14 images of you,” Google’s Eric Schmidt famously told the Technology Conference in...
Facebook's Acquisition Of Face.com Gives a New Look to Search

LinkedIn investigates hacking claims

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Business social network examines claims by security analysts that more than 6 million users' details have been posted onlineLinkedIn has launched an investigation into reports that its password database has been compromised with more than 6 million users' details posted online.The business social network is examining claims by security analysts...
LinkedIn investigates hacking claims

Facebook to experiment with access for under-13s

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Facebook is exploring options to connect kids to its social network, while ensuring it obeys federal laws. According to the Wall Street Journal, the social network is pushing for a more formalized structure for under-13s in an effort to curb users registering under a false age. Consumer Reports currently...
Facebook to experiment with access for under-13s

Facebook Explores Access for Younger Kids

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Facebook is developing technology that would allow children younger than 13 to use the social-networking site under parental supervision, a step that could help the company tap a new pool of users for revenue but also inflame privacy concerns....
Facebook Explores Access for Younger Kids

White House Criticizes CISPA, Though Meekly And For Partially Wrong Reasons

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With next week's vote on CISPA looming, the White House has made an official statement that implicitly criticizes the bill without mentioning it by name. The Hill reports that National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden issued the statement after a cybersecurity briefing in Congress: "The nation’s critical infrastructure cyber vulnerabilities...
White House Criticizes CISPA, Though Meekly And For Partially Wrong Reasons

Chill Out, Eh. Canada Commends Facebook’s Privacy Progress

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You can put down your pitchforks and torches. An investigation by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada found three recent complaints against Facebook were either unfounded, resolved, or both. Considering most government privacy audits end with demands for specific changes, this looks like a win for the folks at 1 Hacker Way....
Chill Out, Eh. Canada Commends Facebook’s Privacy Progress
Phorm taking even more money for ad targeting dream, now in China

Students voice privacy concerns with Facebook

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Following a meeting on Monday with representatives of the social networking giant, a group of students plan to continue voicing their concerns over Facebook’s handling of privacy matters with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC).The Irish Data Protection Commissioner, Billy Hawkes, first appeared in the media when a full audit was completed...
Students voice privacy concerns with Facebook

CISPA’s fate may be determined today as its amendments are weighed

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If you have followed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) at all, today is likely going to be an important day. Now, claw your eyes away from the livestream of the TNW Conference, here’s what we are expecting at the moment: the amendment dance for CISPA should come to a...
CISPA’s fate may be determined today as its amendments are weighed
UAV industry promises 'safety, professionalism, respect' with new privacy guidelines
InMobi launches free mobile ad tracker with real-time analytics, no UDID

NYT: Google to sell Android-based heads-up display glasses this year

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It's not the first time that rumors have surfaced of Google working on some heads-up display glasses (9 to 5 Google first raised the possibility late last year), but The New York Times is now reporting that the company is not only working on them, but that it's set...
NYT: Google to sell Android-based heads-up display glasses this year

Microsoft takes Bing Streetside offline in Germany, privacy complaints to blame

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Germany is notoriously privacy-minded, and services like Facebook's Friend Finder and Google's Street View have come under scrutiny in the country's courts. The latest offender to raise Germany's ire is Bing Streetside, a Street View-style photo service. Microsoft took the feature offline in the country following complaints about how...
Microsoft takes Bing Streetside offline in Germany, privacy complaints to blame

European activists meet with Facebook to discuss privacy concerns

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Facebook meets with student activists in Europe regarding concerns over how it handles users' personal information....
European activists meet with Facebook to discuss privacy concerns

Microsoft patent application could match online moods with emotionally-targeted ads

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It's a match made in marketing heaven: users let their guards down within the internet's virtual walls and ads are served up to complement their fickle mental states. At least, that's one possible version of your hyper-targeted digital future, if a patent application, filed by Microsoft back in December...
Microsoft patent application could match online moods with emotionally-targeted ads

Google’s New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services

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Google is launching a new feature today called Account Activity that will help users gain more insight into their usage of Google services. Available to those who opt in, the utility will offer monthly reports detailing your account activity, like your number of sign-ins, how many emails you sent and received,...
Google’s New Account Activity Feature Shows Your Shocking Addiction To Google Services

Congress Decides To Ignore Privacy Concerns, Refuses To Even Consider Key CISPA Amendments

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Remember how we said that there were a few key amendments that were necessary to make CISPA even close to palatable? Yeah, well, the House Intelligence Committee issued its rules for the House debate over CISPA... and basically barred the discussion on all of those key amendments. In other words,...
Congress Decides To Ignore Privacy Concerns, Refuses To Even Consider Key CISPA Amendments
LinkedIn responds to calendar data privacy concerns, updated iOS app on the way

Google+ Profiles gets personal, now includes address book information from Google Contacts

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The march towards merging all of Google’s products continues, and this time it’s Google Contacts that’s getting the social treatment. The Google Contacts team announced last night that address book information will start being displayed on your friends Google+ profiles, if you have them stored. This is a pretty handy...
Google+ Profiles gets personal, now includes address book information from Google Contacts

How to hide emails from government snooping

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Despite coalition proposals to monitor public email, there remain numerous free or low-cost methods to keep messages privateYou already know how to keep messages private: you just encrypt the contents using a password. But although this kind of technology has been freely available to PC users since Phil Zimmermann launched...
How to hide emails from government snooping

Staying Off Facebook Won't Protect Your Privacy

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Stay away from social networks and people won't know who you're hanging out with or what you're doing, right? Wrong. When it comes to social networking, a recent study suggests, you can run but you can't hide.  A paper published last month in the journal PLoS One shows how researchers were able to...
Staying Off Facebook Won't Protect Your Privacy

Eric Schmidt: Google search will continue to become more personalized

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Google’s former CEO Eric Schmidt spoke at the Mobile World Congress today about the future of technology in developing countries and how its services will play a role in ecosystems who rely solely on the Internet for business, information, and communication. During Schmidt’s keynote, he didn’t speak specifically about Google...
Eric Schmidt: Google search will continue to become more personalized
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CISPA Sponsor Mike Rogers Says Protests Are Mere 'Turbulence' On Landing

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It appears that Congress still doesn't get it. Rep. Mike Rogers, the sponsor of the bad CISPA bill that puts your privacy at risk, really doesn't seem particularly concerned about the protests that have been happening online this week. He referred to them as being "like turbulence on the way...
CISPA Sponsor Mike Rogers Says Protests Are Mere 'Turbulence' On Landing

Why All the Facebook Rumors? Company's Slumping Share Price Could Have Something to Do With It

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It’s not surprising that Facebook is developing a phone, as reported last week by The New York Times. What is surprising is how the story has been covered with a sense of awe, and no one has bothered to question how news of the Facebook phone - as well as...
Why All the Facebook Rumors? Company's Slumping Share Price Could Have Something to Do With It
SceneTap cameras hit San Francisco bars, use facial recognition to find parties and privacy concerns

UT Dallas researchers seek to imbue your smartphone with X-ray superpowers

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If anybody ever told you that the future would be awesome, they were right. A new bit of research has emerged from the University of Texas at Dallas, which describes equipment that may allow people to see through walls -- and if that weren't wild enough, creators of the...
UT Dallas researchers seek to imbue your smartphone with X-ray superpowers
FamilyLeaf Brings Your Kin Together In Its Own Private Social Network
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