New York City bill could make selling phone location data illegal

New York City could become the first city in the country to ban the sale of geolocation data to third parties. A bill introduced today would make it illegal for cellphone and mobile app companies to sell location data collected in the city. It would...

WSJ: Facebook reaches $5 billion FTC settlement

The inevitable has happened for Facebook. After weeks of reports that the company was working to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its privacy practices, the two parties have finally come to an agreement. The Wall Street Journal rep...

Facebook tweaks terms of service to better explain user rights

Facebook's terms of service agreement is infamous for being lengthy and hard to decipher -- and it appears that the company has gone back to the drawing board. The social media giant has unveiled an update to its user agreement that it thinks will be...

UK university will study students’ social media data to prevent suicide

A university in the UK is planning to use data analytics to help prevent student suicide. Northumbria University, and a handful of partner organizations, will collect data from students' social media accounts to create an "Early Alert Tool." If succe...

Facebook only cares about privacy because it has to

When your reputation is as shattered as Facebook's, all you can do is try to change course. And amid an ongoing crisis caused by its continuous disregard for protecting users' data, co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote a 3,000-word manifesto on h...

Man Who Allegedly Stole Michael Schumacher’s Files And To Sell Them Found Dead


The former Rega ambulance employee accused of stealing Michael Schumacher's medical documents and reports was found dead in his cell on Wednesday, Aug 6. Suspect in Michael Schumacher medical...

Kickstarter.com Hacked, Consumers Restless


It’s starting to seem like consumers are getting hack notifications almost as often as the Northeast has been getting snowstorms this year.  This Sunday, I found myself the recipient of yet...