- Zuckerberg claims that, at Facebook, ‘the future is private.’. Last week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg used the company’s annual Silicon Valley confab to announce that “the future is private.” In one of the most awkward moments I’ve ever
- Apple elimina algunas aplicaciones que combaten la adicción al iPhone. Todos cuentan una historia similar: crearon aplicaciones que ayudaban a las personas a limitar el tiempo que ellas y sus hijos pasaban usando sus iPhones. Después Apple creó su propio registro del
- Google adds way to auto-delete your location history, web activity. Google's new auto-delete feature will let Google users select how long they want their activity data to be saved for: three months or 18 months. Then, data will be automatically deleted from a
- Would you let the police search your phone?. Studies show that it takes much less pressure than it seems to secure people’s acquiescence. Police often don’t need to use weapons to get people to accede to their requests; they
- Debt collectors could text, email you under new rules. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, under President Trump, already has moved to make life easier for payday lenders. It’s expected any day now to do the same for debt collectors. The bureau will
- Losing our fourth amendment data protection. The courts have shielded information when we have a “reasonable expectation” it will stay private. What happens when we stop believing?
- You can't stop robocalls. You shouldn't have to.. Today’s solutions for fighting spam and scam calls are ineffective. But the onus should be on the phone companies, not you, to solve this problem.
- You’re about to get fewer robocalls, but maybe not for long. Telecommunications companies are adopting new technology to kill phone spam—but the spammers may stay a step ahead.
- FTC considering oversight of Facebook’s Zuckerberg. Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information. Discussions between Facebook and
- Free speech puts U.S. on ‘collision course’ with global limits on big tech. Britain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and India have adopted or are considering laws that require stricter content moderation by tech platforms. But none of them need to work around free speech protections like the First
- Debt collectors may soon text, email consumers. Debt collecting is an age-old business but it may soon receive a 21st-century revamp when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created in the wake of the financial crisis to protect consumers, proposes new
- Why you can no longer get lost in the crowd. Lawmakers and industry leaders are missing the big picture. They are stuck on traditional concepts like “transparency,” “consent” and “secrecy,” which leads to proposals that reinforce broken mechanisms like
- Uber vs. Lyft: Which ride-hailing app is better. While both services look identical, there are major differences. Uber is richer in features and available in more cities. Yet Lyft is more transparent in its receipts about the details of a trip, which can
- Could debt collectors send you texts, emails?. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will unveil debt collection rules in a few weeks, the agency’s director said potentially unleashing a battle over the industry’s tactics and consumers’ rights. The
- Opinion: Privacy is too big to understand. At its heart, privacy is about how that data is used to take away our control. Today, our control is chipped away in ways large and small. It may be as innocuous as using your
- Algunos de los celulares plegables de Samsung se rompen. Algunos de los nuevos celulares plegables de Samsung, que cuestan casi 2.000 dólares, parecen estarse rompiendo luego de apenas un par de días de uso.
- Streaming TV has become a pricey, complicated mess. There is no real debate about the outcome: The dreams of cord cutters are largely unfulfilled. A transition that some hoped would provide more choice, lower prices and more simplicity instead has delivered frustrating levels
- Google's Sensorvault: A boon for law enforcement. How it works.. Law enforcement officials across the country have been seeking information from a Google database called Sensorvault — a trove of detailed location records involving at least hundreds of millions of devices worldwide, The New York
- Dilema para los padres: ¿está creando el auge del streaming un exceso de programación infantil?. Ya sea que prefieran Elsa, Bob Esponja o una heroína rusa llamada Masha, los niños tienen incontables razones para pedir más tiempo frente a la pantalla. Aún
- Net neutrality bill sails through the House but faces uncertain future. House lawmakers approved a Democrat-backed bill that would restore rules requiring AT&T, Verizon and other Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, marking an early step toward reversing one of the most