Roger McNamee was an early investor in Facebook and still holds a stake in the social media giant--but he’s also become a vocal critic of its practices, especially around how it handles user data. McNamee offers his humble opinion on…
This week, Facebook revealed that security breaches on the social media site could expose personal data for approximately 50 million users. This comes as the company faces renewed criticisms for utilizing a hidden function to share users' contact information, like…
By PBS NewsHour
Eight in ten Americans are worried that some of their constitutional rights are being “diluted or taken away,” according to a new survey by the Montpelier Foundation.
By Alison Thoet
A year ago, Google’s Gmail said it stopped its practice of scanning users’ inboxes to personalize ads. But it still allows outside app developers to scan inboxes, according to a Wall Street Journal report. John Yang talks with tech reporter…
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press
The new law comes at a time when advances in technology make data more valuable, and therefore raise the stakes in protecting it.
By PBS NewsHour
As its co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress about a data, Facebook gave users access to the data it had shared with data brokers and advertisers, including login information, deleted friends and even offline activity. Brian Chen of…
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
By Menaka Wilhelm, Future of You
Doctors and drugmakers are looking at patients' experiences on social media for clues on problems.
By Anna Bernasek, D.T. Mongan
What happens when corporations become Big Brother? Anna Bernasek and D.T. Mongan paint a Orwellian future, where big data reigns. This data collection won’t just infringe on the privacy of real people, they argue, but also on market competition.
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