Congress or the states -- or both -- should pass privacy legislation to regulate the use of personal data collected by Uber. Of course, there is no need to single out Uber; other companies that provide similar services should be covered.
It seems like there were more companies that had privacy-related problems in 2014 than didn't. And the lucky ones that didn't "get got" were separated by only one or two degrees from those that did. As we look ahead to 2015, I see a mix of old privacy concerns along with a few emerging dangers.
I always resented that my room didn't feel like mine, because it was so much a part of the rest of the house, but now I know that I was part of the rest of the house too.
What irony within a fortnight! Stephen Hawking rings alarms about the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) with machines outsmarting humanity, co...
Rarely do politicians or political parties offer a coherent framework for deciding when a higher level of government should preempt a lower level of government, or when individual liberty trumps state regulation. Which makes Alaska so refreshing and instructive.
A Second Civil Rights Movement can bring together millions of Americans in unison to protest the inequities that not only divide our society, but are creating deeper, possibly insurmountable rifts in our national fabric.
Parents worldwide struggle with how much screen time to allow children. To hit this ever-moving target, I have found questions to ponder more helpful than rules to follow. Here is a list of ones I hope will be useful for your family to discuss together.
You may assume that some evidence of lawlessness is a prerequisite for a government official getting ahold of a gift-wrapped package containing the digital "you," but the reality is that the law is not there yet.
Flip phones are certainly not "safer" than smartphones.
In a world where government surveillance regimes like the NSA are not shy about asking companies for users' personal information, companies have a heightened responsibility to only collect what they absolutely need--and to keep it safe.
The Internet--one of history's greatest inventions--is also one of history's greatest platforms for crime. Here are ways things can go very wrong with the Internet of Things.
Word leaked out on Friday in Brussels that The European Parliament is going to call for the break-up of Google. That must be a tough pill to swallow for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
Passwords are things we have to draw upon and remember in our daily lives, so making one to help you eat healthier or to remind you of a hardship that you overcame and don't want to go back to is probably one of the most clever things I have ever heard of.
I've realized that when I give my money to companies that not only ignore the negative effects of unchecked bro-culture but actively embrace dirty tactics to get the advantage, I have become part of the problem that I am working to eradicate.
There is a fundamental difference between the privacy of banking accounts and hiding beneficial ownership in order to commit crimes. The benefits of tracking organized crime, terrorism financing and tax evasion far outweigh the risks to privacy and secrecy of accounts, which is already adequately protected by rule of law nations.
What can be accessed can be collected. What can be collected can be stored. What can be stored can be leaked, hacked, shared and used. What can be used, well, can be used. Now, next Sunday, be a nice son or daughter and call your mom to say hello. Just be sure to speak slowly and clearly.