Data Protection

How Artists Are Taking On Facebook And Big Data

Langlands and Bell are celebrating their 40th year together – by taking an uncompromising look at Silicon Valley’s utopian promises

Advertising 22,000 People Agree To Community Service In Return For Free Wi-Fi

Toilet scrubbing was just one of the tasks hidden in the fine print

Syndicated Google Is Using The Blockchain To Make Hospitals Run Better

The tech company’s health subsidiary is planning a digital ledger based on blockchain to let hospitals track personal data

Syndicated Uncovering Uber's Big Security Problem

A former employee is blowing the whistle on what he sees as abuse of the company's technology

Analysis Should the Government Expect Our Trust in Apple Vs. FBI Debacle?

Apple’s battle with the FBI is not about privacy v security, but about legitimacy

Home Data Privacy Protections To Be Extended To Non-US Citizens

The government will no longer be able to spy on people from foreign countries.

Technology How Phone Call Metadata Could Reveal Your Private Life

Stanford researchers prove that even a quick phone call can provide enough detail to identify individuals.

Technology Tim Berners-Lee Speaks Out Against Unchecked Government Surveillance

The web inventor joined with over 100 activists and groups to call for an end to the hypocrisy of the US and UK ruling bodies.

Features Why Online Privacy Can't Be Saved By Laws

Predictive analytics have made it too easy to piece together information on various subjects despite efforts by the legal system.

Work Is Google+ Really The Matrix?

Technology journalist asks red pill or blue pill? Sign in or sign out?

Innovation Have Humans Been Reduced To Mere Data Factories?

French report classifies users of sites like Facebook and Google as unpaid laborers.

Work Tim Berners-Lee: The Internet Has No 'Off' Switch

The world wide web inventor reiterates opposition to extending government control of the Internet.

Home Wikipedia Founder Attacks UK Government's 'Snooper's Charter'

Jimmy Wales says the plan to track all text, internet, and email use is 'technologically incompetent' and his site will encrypt all British connections if implemented.

Advertising Did Google Try To Cover Up That It Was Stealing Data Through Street View?

FCC revelations show that Google's engineer knew Street View would collect data; what one analyst says this and the company's obstructive behaviour to the investigation means for the future.