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The Shot Heard Round the World Wide Web

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The privacy revolution is here!

Women in Tech You Need to Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Craig Newmark

Recently, I asked my folks to contribute names of impressive women in the STEM field who really have their boots on the ground. We got some really good responses, and have compiled an abbreviated list in no particular order.

Apple vs. Google: The Privacy Revolution Rumble

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

In the grand scheme of things, a public tiff between Apple and Google emphasizes how important online privacy has become in the eyes of industry titans and the masses their products cater to.

Technology Companies Need To Take Responsibility And Give Us A Better Default

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 09.07.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's no longer a surprise to hear that a major company has had their customers' personal information compromised. Every day identity theft becomes mor...

OKCupid, That's OKStupid

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

I believe we have already and will continue to see real change in the coming years as users take back the Internet and hold service providers more accountable for their actions.

Google Mates With an Emu

Mark Weinstein | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Part instant messaging client, part Siri-type virtual assistant, Emu can monitor everything you are talking about when you chat. Objectively, such an app sounds useful. But that's not the reality here, not when there's profitability involved based on your private data.

Europe Declares War on Facebook

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.05.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

What will become of this suit? I suppose it could be dismissed but based on Schrems track record, I doubt it. And if people continue to join the suit, then this case will become less a thorn in the side for Facebook and more the privacy shot heard round the world.

Teaching Today for 21st Century Skills

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 10.01.2014 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

It is estimated that over the next 10 years there will be two million unfilled ICT-related jobs globally, correlating with a projected talent gap of 8...

12 Secret Reasons Why People Like Your Posts on Social Media

Brian Hanley | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

After all, the two of you haven't spoken in months. Why emerge from the woodwork now? Did she really like Game of Thrones, or was it rather your attention that she sought, and succeeded, to garner?

The Dog Days of Summer and 99 Days of Facebook Freedom - Woohoo!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

At the end of the day we are not customers to Facebook rather we are products that offer cash potential to advertisers (their true customers) based on every online move we make. Facebook knows it. We know it. Zuckasaurus knows it.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Warby Parker Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 09.20.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."

We Are What We Instagram

Brian Hanley | Posted 09.07.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

At a time in which we fragment ourselves, or at least, representations of ourselves, across various social media platforms, it's easy, if not inevitable, to lose sight of who we really are.

Facebook, It's Time We Talk Divorce

Mark Weinstein | Posted 09.04.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Facebook is doing everything it can to rebuild another you, faster, stronger, more perfect, and more capable of maximizing the profit it hopes to extract with advertisers. Sound farfetched? Not when you throw in the opening an English investigation as to whether Facebook violated data protection laws with its actions.

Facebook's Experiment Reveals A Much Deeper Problem With The Internet Today

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 09.02.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not hard to demonize Facebook for their actions, but this problem is the same with every major company on the Internet today. The current relationship between consumers and Internet companies is unsustainable.

How Do We Know Driverless Cars Are Safe? Google Says 'Trust Us'

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

Driverless cars are on the road now - Google's fleet has logged about 700,000 miles of autonomous driving - and the California DMV will be i...

BMW's Trudy Hardy Takes the #AOLBUILD Stage

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Trudy Hardy, a 19-year veteran in the auto industry, joined AOL's BUILD series to share her experiences in marketing, product planning and strategy for such brands as Jaguar, Mini and in her current role as Vice President of Marketing North America for BMW.

Using 3D Printing And Design To Change The Way We Look At Disability

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The technology involved in creating artificial limbs has come a long way in the last few decades. We have now witnessed a paralyzed man kick a soccer ...

The Supreme Court Rules With a Caveat in the Wings: Is Your Smartphone Public or Private?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

It appears that Chief Justice Roberts feels that if a social media company states that they have access to view and analyze your posts, content, and relationships, then that ought to be fair game for the government (and law enforcement), too.

2030 May Be The Year They'll Take Your Driver's License Away

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

I was stuck in traffic yesterday, which I didn't really mind because I have a fun little yellow convertible, and I was thinking about Uber ($17 bi...

Don't Call Me Maybe, Video Me

Dave Ryan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Technology
Dave Ryan

The younger generation uses video daily in their communications, suggesting that today's CIO needs to be thinking about opening up the corporate intranet for such video collaboration that is device and technology agnostic. Not only is it the future, it's good for business and promotes global teamwork.

A Message to Girls and Graduates Interested in STEM: Don't Give Up!

Kimberly Kiel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Science
Kimberly Kiel

Have you ever glanced at a photograph from years before and had a rush of emotion and memories come flooding into your remembrance? This happened to me when I saw my college graduation photos a few weeks ago.

Is Silicon Valley More Dangerous to Your Privacy Than the NSA?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The Silicon Valley tech giants want to reform government surveillance on the Internet? That's what they say, anyway.

Big Data Meets Fantasy Football

Jason Grill | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Jason Grill

Fantasy football is right around the corner. The summer months will pass and before you know it people from across the country will be joining frien...

The Right to Rewrite Your Personal History

Mark Weinstein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

On May 13, the ECJ rained on Google's anti-privacy parade by ruling that people can ask Google to delete sensitive information from its Internet search results. On the surface, you would think that online privacy advocates would refer to this court decision as the shot heard round the world -- only it's not and here's why.

Millions of Consumers Abandon Hashtag for Backslash

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 07.05.2014 | Comedy
Rebekah Iliff

In a special Silicon Valley "Tech Report," sources confirmed Monday that millions of online users are becoming obsessed with emerging metadata symb...