data collection

MoviePass CEO proudly says the app tracks your location before and after movies

Everyone knew the MoviePass deal is too good to be true — and as is so often the case these days, it turns out you're not the customer, you're the product. And in this case they're not even attempti

Senators reintroduce a bill to improve cybersecurity in cars

Senators Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut have reintroduced the Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act of 2017. The SPY Car Act places the onus for automotive c

You might be surprised to learn who’s collecting your data

Most people understand that in order for digital services to work properly or stay free they may need to allow the services to track some of their data. It’s time to demand that all third parties ho

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&#82

Compass Raises $3 Million For Business Intelligence Toolkit, Launches New Product

Businesses looking for ways to provide insights based on data around benchmarks and industry analysis are a big draw in venture capital these days. From our fellow AOL brand CrunchBase, to data and an

U.N. Says Governments Are Increasingly Relying On Private Sector For Surveillance

People deserve a right to privacy in the digital age — that’s what a new report released today by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says.

Keen On… So What’s The Big Deal About Big Data? [TCTV]

This new book, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Big-Data-Revolution-Transform-Think/dp/0544002695/&tag=techcrunch098-20"><em>Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, W

Google and AT&T get in hissy fit over user privacy

We’ve all seen how Google uses targeted advertising to supply web surfers with relevant advertising. ISPs monitor traffic by a different method, deep packet inspection. Several ISPs were preparing t