Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and AOL call for sweeping changes to US government surveillance.
Cell Tower Dumps are used in cases where law enforcement is attempting to determine a cell phone number that can be used to investigate a crime.
Circa’s second generation mobile breaking news feed offers customizable content but could raise questions about the privacy of users.
Google, Facebook and Yahoo! are fighting back against the U.S government today with separate motions filed with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, in a bid to share more information about what and how much private information is shared with officials.
President Obama held a clandestine tech summit at the White House Thursday night as the industry sits at the center of the privacy debate following the Prism revelations.
Most Silicon Valley companies posted modest if any gains on lobbying expenditures in the second quarter, according to the official disclosure forms that firms from Facebook to eBay filed with the government at midnight.
Tech insiders frequently reference the fact that most social networks are dominated by a small number of active content creators, while a larger number of users regularly use the platform but rarely or never post content. Users of social networks, however, have yet to comprehend this dynamic. Facebook users dramatically underestimate how many people see the content that they share, according to a study released today by Facebook data scientists and Stanford University researchers.
An increasing number of brick-and-mortar retailers are tracking consumers by their smart phone location or with video cameras to monitor how they move through the stores in what some see as an effort to even the playing field what online retailers who can track consumers using analytics, according to a New York Times report.
Thanks to Edward Snowden, users now know that the National Security Agency collects all of their Internet garbage, or metadata. But how much data does that entail, and what does metadata reveal about us? Two infographics begin to sketch it out.
Twitter will allow marketers to target ads to users who have previously interacted with their websites, the company said today.