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Europe Declares War on Google!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.24.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

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.

Google's Eric Schmidt: Robin Hood or the Big Bad Wolf?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Google has it all, which is way too much. Actually, it's downright frightening just how much. Do we want to live in a society where everything we do, 24/7, is monitored by corporations like Google?

7 Ways Data Currently Being Collected About You Could Hurt Your Career or Personal Life

Frank Pasquale | Posted 11.06.2014 | World
Frank Pasquale

Databases may be defaming you without you even knowing it.

When Education Data Speaks, Are We Really Listening?

Brad C. Phillips | Posted 10.23.2014 | College
Brad C. Phillips

You know how it is when you get the sense the person you're talking to is nodding their head appearing to listen, but is really just waiting to talk. Desperate to interject and say the right thing, they ... don't.

The Shot Heard Round the World Wide Web

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The privacy revolution is here!

Data Mining: The Consumer Becoming the Consumed

Henk Campher | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Henk Campher

Does it feel like someone is always watching you? Have you noticed the same ads showing up no matter where you go online? And they all try to sell you stuff that has very little to do with your actual interests?

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.

Privacy Is Dead and We Might As Well Get Used to It

Don McNay | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how hard I work to protect my privacy, my emails, my spending habits and the fact that I have seen several movies starring Scarlett Johansson, someone out there knows about it.

The Country Has Big Trouble

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

The two guys at the top of national security (the Director of National Intelligence and the director of the CIA) have both been caught lying to the American people and to the U.S. Senate -- they have no right to lie.

Google and the German Angst

Markus Ziener | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business
Markus Ziener

The other day the German minister of justice, Heiko Maas, was asked in an interview how often he is using Google to crawl the Internet. His answer: "Everyday and in an exorbitant manner. Therefore, unfortunately, I am part of the problem."

Where's the Gold in Your Data? Turning $500,000 Into $3 Billion

Peter Diamandis | Posted 09.10.2014 | Good News
Peter Diamandis

The fact is that data are worth a lot of money. Google and Facebook built $100 billion-plus companies based on mining data. Shouldn't you?

So You Want to Start An English-Language News Site?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Friends and acquaintances across the Middle East/North Africa region often ask for advice on matters related to journalism, media in general, ethics, and how to prepare young people for this very exciting and ever-changing field.

Communicating the Value of Data

Amanda Parker | Posted 07.19.2014 | Huffpost Code
Amanda Parker

Every business is increasingly interested in mining data and analytics to learn more about their customers in order to yield higher returns. Companies are often in competition with one another to figure out how they can collect more data and do it more efficiently than anyone else.

Does Facebook Know Your Location? Not for Long With Location Sentry's App

James Grundvig | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
James Grundvig

As the smartphone industry considers adding a 'kill-switch' for mobile devices to curb their theft, law enforcement officials crow that manufacturers ...

Google Apps for Education: Data Mining and the Threat to Student Privacy

Sue Scheff | Posted 06.09.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

It's free, accessible and user-friendly. It has many functionalities that schools and teachers love. But is it worth risking the privacy of students who use it as well as potentially that of their families?

Republicans Using Fake Websites to Trick Donors Is Just the Start

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Tarun Wadhwa

Not thinking anything of it he entered his financial information and hit submit. What he didn't notice was the small print at the bottom of the screen.

The Invisible World of Software Backdoors and Bounty Hunters

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 04.08.2014 | Technology
Pratap Chatterjee

It's increasingly clear that the online world is, for both government surveillance types and corporate sellers, a new Wild West where anything goes. This is especially true when it comes to spying on you and gathering every imaginable version of your "data."

Zuckerberg's Embrace of Anonymity Marks Shift in Attitudes Toward Privacy

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The king of social media is finally recognizing that privacy is not just some cultural relic to be engineered away.

In the New Economy, You Don't Buy a Product: You Are the Product

Adam Levin | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

The next time a cashier asks you for your ZIP code, email address or phone number before they swipe your card, consider what that data is worth to them -- and what it's really worth to you.

How to use data analytics effectively in federal agencies

Tom Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

The federal government, like private industry, is inundated with data demands and susceptible to the hype that big data will improve productivity and ...

WATCH: Dennis Kucinich Says The NSA Should Be Abolished

The Huffington Post | Katie Burkhart | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) had some strong words for the National Security Agency last week, arguing that the federal government should abol...

Spy vs. Spy

David Sable | Posted 10.12.2013 | Media
David Sable

I just played a little free-word association and you can see where I landed: Start with secrecy -- often the excuse for spying -- and see where you end up.

Surveil the 'Surveillors'

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Global information surveillance, data-mining -- call it what you want. Thus far, we have failed to apply democratic brakes to slow the inexorable expansion of corporate/state amassing of every shred of our personal information.

Data Dealer Is Disastrous

Christian Sandvig | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology
Christian Sandvig

Finally, a video game where you get to act like a database! The new browser-based game Data Dealer has just been Kickstarter-funded . It's a single-...

How To Stop AT&T From Selling Your Data

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology

Last week, telecom giant AT&T quietly updated its privacy policy with a controversial change: The company would begin selling customers' information t...