Car-sharing service Uber, already under fire for a plan to attack journalists, appears to be scrambling to get ahead of another potential PR nightmare — this one related to its allegedly cavalier use of customers’ personal information.
Remember the 1990’s when companies rushed to brand their products as “enviro-friendly” to attract green-conscious consumers? A research firm suggests the same phenomenon could happen in response to how firms handle privacy and personal data.
A New York newspaper has come under fire for publishing a map with the addresses of registered gun owners — data that is legally public, but not often published. The incident raises a number of thorny questions about what personal information should be made public and when.
The US presidential election was further proof that 2012 has been a good year to be a quant — and being a data scientist has never been sexier. But data is nothing without trust, says former Last.fm executive Matthew Hawn.
Apple was probably hoping its statement Thursday about Carrier IQ, the software found to be installed on many devices that reports and records user activity, would be enough to reassure people any potential danger had passed. Some regulators, however, think Apple needs to do more reassuring.
On Monday at GigaOM’s Mobilize 2011 event, Fjord CEO Olof Schybergson discussed the thin line between love and hate that smart services tread when dealing with a customer’s personal data. How much shared info is too much, and how can we change where that line lies?
Macs are fairly dependable, but there will still be occasions when you have to take them in for service at an Apple Authorized Service Provider. This can take some doing, so here are three tips about things you might not think about when moving your Mac.