A panel appointed by search engine Google will hold the first of a series of meetings on Tuesday to debate the balance between privacy and the free flow of information, following a May court ruling that reinforced Europeans’ “right to be forgotten”.
Apple said it will introduce more security alerts and better educate consumers about why and how to use iCloud in the wake of an iCloud breach in which hackers obtained personal and revealing pictures of female celebrities and posted them online.
University students around the country are packing up their cars and making the annual pilgrimage to dorm rooms or sparsely-decorated apartments to kick off the school year. They’re pounding the concrete in Ikea for last-minute bathroom accessories, and hugging their parents goodbye until fall break.
O Facebook começou na quinta-feira a propor aos seus utilizadores uma revisão dos seus parâmetros de confidencialidade para os ajudar a controlar o que partilham ou publicam na rede social.
In this piece, Nikola Dimitrov, from the Hague Institute, argues that the crises in Europe’s neighbourhood and periphery represent a crucial challenge for the European project itself and calls on the leadership of the Union to not lose faith in its own narrative.
After a first plenary session and a series committee meetings in early July, key positions were distributed in the European Parliament. Find an overview of the Parliament’s key new faces in our infographic.
By now, if you have a Facebook account or if you’ve just been on the internet in the past week, you are probably aware that Facebook conducted a study to see if it could construct users’ news feeds in order to affect their emotions. You’ve probably also see the range of responses, from shocked%u2014shocked, to outraged, to apologetic (and more apologetic, and even more apologetic) and everything in between.
One of Google’s primary goals is to spread its Android operating system to any device that you may touch, and that’s going to be a major theme this week at Google’s I/O 2014 developer conference. Android Wear smartwatch development will be front and center. Android TV%u2014a rumored entertainment service from Google%u2014may make an appearance. Android is the prime delivery mechanism for Google’s advanced search product, Google Now.
Google’s Android wants to know where you are and what’s nearby. Soon, it may also have the capability to automatically interact with people, places and things within your immediate vicinity. It’s a hint of things to come. Because before long, you won’t be able to hide your location from your smartphone%u2014or from all the developers, marketers and advertisers that want to know where you are.
If Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) founders Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard are spinning in their graves, they may be due for a break. Their namesake company is cooking up some awfully ambitious industrial-strength computing technology that, if and when it’s released, could replace a data center’s worth of equipment with a single refrigerator-size machine.
Corporate Social Responsibility can’t be about throwing money at a problem anymore. It has to be about giving people access to useful technology and teaching them how to fix their own problems.
The Federal Trade Commission, in a report (PDF) published on Tuesday, describes the industry of data collection as pervasive, mysterious, and vulnerable to errors and breaches. Data brokers have collected a breathtaking amount of information about people, which they use to sell other businesses a variety of products related to marketing, fraud detection, and other services. The FTC is pushing Congress for legislation that would make it easier for people to find out what data brokers know and to get them to fix any errors%u2014but doesn’t suggest slowing down the collection or use of this kind of data.