When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress last week, several lawmakers grilled him on Facebook’s failures to comply with a 2012 consent decree that required the social media company to submit routine privacy audits to the Federal Trade Commission.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a strict set of laws governing what data tech companies can collect on users, requiring them to seek explicit opt-in consent before doing so, and promptly disclose breaches, goes into effect on May 25th, 2018. Currently, the GDPR would require Facebook to…
Lots of people have been freaking out in the wake of the massive Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal that broke weeks ago because we live in a world where people cherish the idea of keeping some parts of their lives to themselves. Anon happens in a world where it’s the opposite and all our data is public.
TaskRabbit, the handyman-for-hire app, is back online after being intentionally taken down on Monday following an apparent data breach.
A bipartisan group of US lawmakers are pressing the Department of Homeland Security to release what they say are unclassified records related to the potential foreign government use of cellphone surveillance devices in the nation’s capital.
Lea Kissner is back at her alma mater, the University of California at Berkeley, armed with a crisp gray blazer, a slide deck, and a laptop with a ‘My Other Car Is A Pynchon Novel’ sticker on it. Since graduating in 2002, she’s earned a PhD at Carnegie Mellon in cryptography and worked her way up at Google, where she…
TaskRabbit, the mobile marketplace that matches freelance labor with local demand, has apparently been hacked.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a personal security and private flight budget that likely eclipses that of anyone but the highest-profile celebrities and government officials, CNN reported on Saturday.
A Reddit post that reached the front page of the popular news aggregation site this week raised concerns that Comcast will give out its customer’s home addresses to anyone with their phone number, but it’s a half-truth at best.
Earlier this week, news leaked about Google’s plan to revamp Gmail sometime in the next few weeks, and from what we’ve seen so far, it looks pretty good. The interface seems cleaner and more intuitive to use, and a new sidebar on the right should make multi-tasking easier too.
For more than a decade now, FBI directors have been ranting about investigators being cut off from prized intelligence sources thanks to the widespread adoption of digitally encrypted communications. The truth, of course, is that humanity’s ever-increasing reliance on the internet has given today’s Federal Bureau of…
In a move that is surely in no way related to Mark Zuckerberg getting grilled by Congress for two days over the company’s flippant approach to user privacy, Facebook is backing off its opposition to a piece of legislation in California that would strengthen privacy protections for citizens of the state.
On Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg faced some tougher questions from the House than he did in yesterday’s Senate hearing. And one GOP Congressman decided to throw Zuck a bone by bringing up his original sin: Facemash. Mark didn’t seem happy.
Congresswoman Anna Eshoo just asked Mark Zuckerberg a really great question. Was Zuck’s own personal data sold to third parties like Cambridge Analytica? The one word answer: Yes.
Facebook has spent the past few weeks barfing bucket-loads of information onto the world in an effort to get out ahead of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal that has rocked the social network to its soulless husk of a core. But it has remained obnoxiously mum on one key bit of information: the name of the hapless…
Dubai is piloting “smart” digital license plates embedded with collision detecting-sensors and GPS trackers, the BBC reports.
New research from the Center for Democracy and Technology aims to help security researchers decide what level of risk is acceptable for them and their work.
Roughly 87 million people had their Facebook data stolen by the political research firm Cambridge Analytica. And starting today, Facebook will finally notify the people who had their information scooped up. About 70 million are in the US, while the rest are primarily in the UK, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Facebook screwed over most of its users, and people are now waking up to the notion that the social network may not have had their best interests in mind after all. But Facebook’s chief technical officer, Mike Schroepfer, assured the Financial Times that the company will now do more to identify the possible downsides…