data privacy

  • The new face of data leaks is fuzzy Crunch Network

    The new face of data leaks is fuzzy

    I dare say that nobody wants to be the target of malicious hackers, and certainly doesn’t want private data out there in the hands of unknown third parties. As individuals, we keep secret our most personal information — bank accounts, passwords and medical information — because we know it can be used against us. We trust organizations to keep this and other personally… Read More

  • Google’s Chrome Web Store will boot apps and extensions violating new user data guidelines

    Google’s Chrome Web Store will boot apps and extensions violating new user data guidelines

    Google is cleaning up its Chrome Web Store – the marketplace where you can browse for extensions and apps for its Chrome web browser. The company says it’s making changes to browser’s User Data Policy, which will now require developers to be more transparent about how they handle customer data, and which will require user consent when data is collected, among other… Read More

  • EU Approach To Regulating Data Needs More Hope And Less Fear Crunch Network

    EU Approach To Regulating Data Needs More Hope And Less Fear

    From Britain’s railway mania of the 1840s to the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, innovative new technologies have routinely touched off periods of near hysteria as marketers and commentators promise world-changing disruption; excitement builds to a fever pitch and the marketplace wildly over-allocates resources to the latest shiny new thing until people regain their senses and… Read More

  • Don’t Sleep On New Data Privacy Regulations Crunch Network

    Don’t Sleep On New Data Privacy Regulations

    Chalk it up to the Snowden Effect. Although it has been nearly three years since Edward Snowden turned the world on its head by releasing a trove of highly sensitive documents, the ripples of his decision are still being felt broadly. To that end, the European Union recently finalized the text of what looks to be the world’s single most significant — and severe — data privacy… Read More

  • Will 2016 See The End Of Closed-Source Politics? Crunch Network

    Will 2016 See The End Of Closed-Source Politics?

    As the presidential primary campaigns heat up across both parties, voters are increasingly gravitating toward outsider candidates like Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson — candidates promising to shake up the establishment, with the credentials (or lack thereof) to back it up. But of all the issues gaining traction around the debates and campaign stops, one that is… Read More

  • Your Data Blind Side Crunch Network

    Your Data Blind Side

    You might be about to see companies like Facebook, Google and many others whose business models depend on using their customers’ data, scramble in the wake of a case currently in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Thomas Robins, a Virginia man, is alleging Spokeo, Inc., a people-search website, had inaccurate (albeit more flattering) information listed about him on their site. Read More

  • Google Offers Webform To Comply With Europe’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Ruling

    Google Offers Webform To Comply With Europe’s ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Ruling

    Live in the European Union and want some old, irrelevant info about you deleted from search results? Google has now implemented a search removal request mechanism for people living in Europe who believe it has indexed information about them that they have a right to remove. Read More

  • 9 Tech Firms Receive Perfect Scores In EFF Ranking Concerning Data Protection From The Government

    9 Tech Firms Receive Perfect Scores In EFF Ranking Concerning Data Protection From The Government

    Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Dropbox were each awarded perfect scores in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) yearly scoring of major tech companies’ practices when it comes to protecting user data from government eyes. The six companies posted various improvements in the year interval regarding their work to defend user privacy. Twitter and Sonic.net… Read More

  • Pixeom Is An Anti-Corporate Cloud Device That Wants To Give You Back Your Data Privacy

    Pixeom Is An Anti-Corporate Cloud Device That Wants To Give You Back Your Data Privacy

    Meet Pixeom, a prototype device being Kickstarted by brother and sister duo Karishma and Sam Nagar, with the aim of offering alternative cloud services that don’t require you to hand over the keys to your private data in exchange for a convenient digital service. Read More