Techmeme

Results 71 - 80 of 90:

Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Facebook Keeps A History Of Everyone Who Has Ever Poked You, Along With A Lot Of Other Data   —  Your Facebook report might be 100s of pages long  —  Across the pond, European law grants citizens a “right to access,” meaning that companies have to provide a person with all of the personal data they have on them if they request it.
Sep 28, 2011, 5:50 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Facebook Finally Helps Users Avoid Being Tagged in Embarrassing Photos, But Also Expands Who Can Tag   —  Subscribe to Forbes Get a Free Trial Issue … Facebook announced big changes to its “privacy controls” today.  The changes make privacy settings much more like those available …
Aug 23, 2011, 7:00 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Facebook Offers Court ‘Smoking Gun’ Against Paul Ceglia   —  This would have been easier had Mark Zuckerberg held onto his copy of the Streetfax contract  —  Facebook knows how to fend off lawsuits.  After vanquishing the Winklevoss twins, the company's lawyers turned their full attention to Paul Ceglia …
Aug 16, 2011, 12:25 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
‘London Riots Facial Recognition’ Vigilantes Abandon Their Project   —  Is this as good as the surveillance state gets?  —  After a group of digilantes formed a Google Group this week dedicated to applying facial recognition technology to photos from the London riots to identify culprits, it caused quite a stir in the media.
Aug 14, 2011, 9:00 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
How Facial Recognition Technology Can Be Used To Get Your Social Security Number   —  What does your face give away?  —  Those freaked out by facial recognition technology have fresh fodder: a study from Carnegie Mellon University in which researchers were able to predict people's social security numbers …
Aug 1, 2011, 12:25 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
How Banks Plan To Compete With Groupon   —  So much valuable data here!  —  Credit card companies are sitting on a wealth of information about their clients — they have a running record of everything they buy.  Due to strict rules entitling consumers to financial privacy, though, banks are limited in the secondary use of that data.
Jul 12, 2011, 1:55 AMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
How Embarrassing/Job-Threatening Facebook Photos Are Part Of Your Job Application   —  These privacy sunglasses are seeming like more of a necessity  —  Last week, the Federal Trade Commission gave a stamp of approval to a background check company that screens job applicants based on their Internet photos and postings.
Jun 20, 2011, 3:05 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Commerce Department: Recent Wave Of Cyberattacks Sounds An Urgent Wake-up Call   —  Cameron Kerry, Commerce Department's general counsel  —  The Commerce Department is understandably freaked out about cybersecurity.  After name-checking recent breaches at Citibank, RSA/Lockheed Martin …
Jun 14, 2011, 4:50 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Facebook Says There's Even More Fraud in Paul Ceglia's Past   —  Facebook goes on the offensive to protect its founder from a man it says is a scammer  —  When Facebook called Paul Ceglia — the man who claims to have a contract with Mark Zuckerberg for half of Facebook — an “inveterate scam artist …
Jun 2, 2011, 12:20 PMIn context
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
Your Marital Status Is Worth $0.01 To Data-Buyers, Your Smartphone Is Worth $0.03   —  We often hear about how our personal information is being bought and sold on the Internet on a regular basis.  So you probably won't be surprised to get another reminder of that.
May 13, 2011, 11:45 AMIn context

Sponsor Posts

eero:
eero plans to add WPA3 support in a future update.  —  We built eero hardware and software together to ensure that we can control and improve digital security.  We're excited about the security benefits WPA3 provides …
Wavefront by VMware:
Metrics and Analytics by Wavefont by VMware: Enter to Win $500  —  Discover Wavefront's out-of-the-box monitoring suite for Containers, AWS, Windows, Linux & more.  Try Free for 30 days, enter to win $500
Zoho:
Understand your leads better with customizable webinar registration forms.  —  Good market players know too well who they serve.  It's a knowledge built on relationships, with an instinct to understand users' needs and expectations.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Catch the founder & CEO of Revolut at Disrupt SF  —  Nikolay Storonsky took his company from a $350 million valuation to a $1.7 billion valuation in under six months.  Hear how he did it at Disrupt SF this September.