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Poll Shows As Social Media Use Rises So Do Concerns Of Online Privacy

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.19.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Folks, in 2014, we conducted a survey to learn about people's social media usage and whether they trusted social networks to protect their data and pr...

New Developments: What Photos Mean Now

Elizabeth A. Havey | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth A. Havey

What do your photos mean to you? As a dear friend of mine once told me in her practical and knowing way: if your house catches on fire, grab your photos albums. Everything else can be replaced. Well people, I guess you better take your phones!

Dear Rajon Rondo

Sam Johnson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

It all started as a practical joke, just because I realized that @therealrondo was not taken yet on Twitter. But it quickly snowballed. My original concept for the joke was simple: to build up as many followers in your name as possible and then make a crazy announcement.

How Much Privacy Are We Willing to Risk For Mobile Connectivity?

Sam Fiorella | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

More of us need to challenge social networks and app developers by reading permissions settings, terms of service, etc., and where we're not comfortable, we need to stand up and say no.

Does Online Privacy Exist on Social Networks? 57 Percent Don't Think So

Allyson Kapin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Allyson Kapin

Almost three-fourths of Americans worry about how much personal information is available online, and more than half feel like they can't trust social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to keep their personal information.

The Insidiousness of Facebook Messenger's Android Mobile App Permissions (Updated)

Sam Fiorella | Posted 08.11.2014 | Technology
Sam Fiorella

How much access to your (and your friends') personal data are you prepared to share for access to free mobile apps? I suspect the amount is significantly less than that which you actually agreed to share when blindly accepting the Terms of Service.

A New & Improved Digital Future, Or History Redux?

Michael Vazquez | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, notes from a bitter, would-be messenger. Like always, please ignore all typos. While I fully comprehend the strategic leveraging of soci...

Instagram Backpedals Its Controversial Terms Of Service..

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 11.01.2013 | Technology

Following the loud Internet outcry against its new Terms of Service, Instagram is rolling back a section of its new rules that previously gave many an...

Instagram's New Rules Are Pushing Users To Their Limit

Reuters | Gerry Shih and Alexei Oreskovic | Posted 02.17.2013 | Technology

By Gerry Shih and Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Instagram, which spurred suspicions this week that it would sell user phot...

Instagram Debunks 4 Myths About Its New Rules

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 12.18.2012 | Technology

Instagram -- which has gone from plucky photo-sharing startup to cog in the giant Internet machine that is Facebook -- just had one of the roughest da...

Instagram's Policy Change Is Its 'Suicide Note,' Users Say

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 02.17.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Instagram, the popular photo-sharing service that Facebook bought this year, is the target of a storm of outrage on Twitter and othe...

Website Explains Those Ridiculous Terms Of Service You Agreed To

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 08.10.2012 | Technology

Quick: If the government asks Facebook for information from your account, does Facebook have to inform you of the request? If you delete your Twitter ...

Photo Sharing Sites Can Sell Your Images If They Want

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology

Indignation spread through the Twittersphere when it was discovered that popular photo sharing service Twitpic was seemingly forbidding users from sel...

Terms Of Service Process Taken To Court

Econsultancy | Patricio Robles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

If you live in the United States, a warning: you may want to read the terms of service of the websites you use a little more carefully. That's because...