The revelation that the NSA piggybacks on commercial cookies to track individuals’ web habits could spread the economic fallout from the spying disclosures much more widely, by drawing attention to the very thin and fuzzy line separating commercial and government surveillance.
Many expect American cloud companies to suffer in the aftermath of the PRISM controversy, but will European cloud providers come out ahead?
AT&T is joining the rest of the tech world in selling anonymous, aggregated information about its customers usage habits. The surprising thing is it didn’t do this sooner.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told EU commissioner of justice Viviane Reding that the NSA is primarily targeting U.S. citizens and suspected foreign terrorists in its data collection efforts.
How exactly will Facebook be using your data if you download the new Home launcher on Android or buy the HTC First phone? Facebook says it won’t be collecting your data any differently than it does with the traditional app.
Preserving consumer trust gets a lot of lip service. But a new report from the World Economic Forum actually attempts to translate its value into dollars and cents.
Twitter today gave a nod to user privacy, announcing that it would support the Do Not Track privacy feature in Mozilla’s Firefox browser.
Reports this weekend suggest that Facebook is about to face a new crackdown from European authorities over the way it collects data on users — but closer inspection suggests that it is just the latest episode in an ongoing struggle between EU officials and technology companies.
Forget the division between structured and unstructured data. For the benefits of the big data era to reach businesses bottom lines or to change behaviors, companies will have to figure out how to bring the results of Hadoop analytics to HR and middle managers.
It’s been a little over a week since Apple started rolling out iAd, its new advertisement feature for iOS 4. The first ads started to appear on July 1. However, for some, iAd brings up a privacy concern, so we show you how to opt out.