The reason this app has privacy hawks screeching is simple: it grabs an enormous amount of personally identifiable information and private details about Facebook users for way too little in return.
The November 13 attacks in Paris were tragic, and our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Paris. We stand ready to work with law enforcement to prevent future such horrific incidents.
Privacy and security are not opposing forces but mutually beneficial of each other and crucially intertwined as a means of protecting and advancing us. We need to protect them both in order to truly protect ourselves.
Encryption, a process that scrambles communications, allows only those with the decryption key to read one's messages. An encrypted message looks like random alphanumeric gibberish to the human eye. The longer the key, the more time and computer power it requires to unscramble.
With the murderous and frightful terrorist attacks in Paris just last week, once again we are reminded of the need for law enforcement and our international intelligence agencies to have the ability to anticipate and prevent terrorist attacks and to protect us.
In 2015, somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be purchased, an increase of 60 percent over the previous year. There will be 10 billion IoT devices connected to the Internet this year.
When the Bard College Debate Union and the United States Military Academy at West Point Debate Society tackled the question: "Is National Security More Important Than Individual Right To Privacy," both affirmative and negative sides delivered compelling, well-researched, and often surprising answers.
A rekindled multi-stakeholder dialogue is needed to help clarify global privacy standards and flesh out the right to privacy mentioned in both the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
Data without borders may be a thing of the past. On Oct. 6, the European Court of Justice declared the Safe Harbor structure to be invalid. Since its establishment, Safe Harbor has provided a simple, legal mechanism to transfer Personal Data outside of Europe to data centers located in the U.S.
I built a Chrome extension that found thousands of Venmo users PUBLICLY revealing their failed dates, late night food runs, losing poker streaks, and more. After a few uses of Venmo, I noticed that the app was giving me the option to share transactions (minus the amount) publicly on my Venmo newsfeed.
Librarians care an awful lot about your privacy. It's not really all that surprising, we have always been the trusted keepers of secrets, the nonjudgemental face at the reference desk.
In "The collapse of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor: Solving the new privacy Rubik's Cube," Microsoft's Brad Smith provides insight on ways to ensure European...
Steve Jobs is back all over the media and movie screens these days - as Hollywood portrays its take of his genius and his warts. At the end of the day (not the movie), Jobs' greatest notoriety may indeed be elevating Tim Cook to be his successor.
Even given the policy analysis failures of Trump's positions, other leading Republican contenders for the presidency are far more clearly referring to mental health as an excuse to dodge gun control rather than develop a functional system.
There needs to be something that is balancing local citizen personal rights with the large internet companies that often are not from those countries providing a "defacto mandate" that seems stacked in their favour to use your persona data.
It's time for Facebook to finally step up and make a change, or admit that it's not truly interested in building a social network that champions diversity, safety, and creative expression. And if that's the case, it's time for us as users to walk away and build something new.