Thanks largely to the proliferation of smartphones, about one-quarter of all teenagers today spend nearly every waking moment of their lives online, often using social media, according to new research that should come as no surprise to many parents.
What’s the cost of being constantly connected through social media? A new book, “Terms of Service” examines the erosion of privacy in the digital era. Author Jacob Silverman sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss what data is being tracked, stored and sold. Continue reading
The New York Times reported this week that Facebook will start working with news organizations to publish content directly to the social network. Among those currently in talks are Buzzfeed, National Geographic and the New York Times.
Social media, email and bank accounts often remain active even after their owner dies, meaning valuable information can become vulnerable — especially when estate managers can’t access these accounts. While digital estate planning has its own set of complications, the drive to increase awareness for social media users of all ages has led to legislative action. And now, Facebook has introduced its own solution to the problem. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
SAN FRANCISCO — Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway bureaucracies. Continue reading
Facebook, the site where members carefully curate memories of life’s most important milestones, announced Thursday it will allow users to put their online affairs in order and decide what happens to their profiles once their status can no longer be … Continue reading
A hastily constructed Facebook page, titled “I am Kenji,” calls for Islamic State militants to free Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. His captors gave a deadline of sundown Thursday to work out a prisoner swap for a female attempted suicide bomber. Continue reading