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Privacy Jitters Derail Controversial K-12 Big Data Initiative

Unrelenting privacy concerns finally derailed a controversial big data initiative that promised to deliver more individualized instruction to public school students in the U.S. Full Story »

Search and Rescue Group Sues FAA Over Drone Use

A battle for rights to U.S. airspace is brewing between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and organizations looking to operate small, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for commercial and other purposes.


3 Privacy Violations You Shouldn't Worry About

In the past few years, the public has been confronted with hitherto unimaginable levels of personal privacy invasions.

Advice & Opinion

Your Privacy Map is Probably Wrong

The privacy maps being created today are primarily designed to avoid lawsuits.


Americans Aren't Keen on Drones, Google Glass-Like Devices

Amazon and Google have some work to do to win over Americans if this survey from the Pew Research Center is any indication.

News analysis

U.S. Commercial Drone Industry Struggles to Take Off

The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that permits the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the country's airspace.


'Snowden Effect' has Changed Cloud Data Security Assumption, Survey Claims

Edward Snowden's revelations of sophisticated NSA spying have made many senior IT staff distinctly edgy about their use of the cloud with nine out of teen now paying close attention to the location of stored data, a survey of global attitudes has found.


Two More States Eye Drone Use Limits

Louisiana and Pennsylvania could become the latest states to impose restrictions on the use of commercial drone aircraft over their airspace.


Teen Arrested in Heartbleed Attack Against Canadian Tax Site

The Canada Revenue Agency reported data on 900 taxpayers was stolen through the Web vulnerability


Telefónica Starts Exchange for Targeted Mobile Ads

Axonix' ambition is to compete with Google, Facebook and Twitter in the mobile ad space


Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping

The service has started accepting registrations for its upcoming beta testing period


FTC Warning Unlikely to Stop Facebook From Changing WhatsApp Privacy Policies

Despite pressure from the Federal Trade Commission, Facebook is unlikely to leave WhatsApp's stricter privacy policies intact, once government regulators approve the $19 billion acquisition, privacy experts say.


Google Updates Terms of Service to Reflect its Scanning of Users' Emails

Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features.


Data Breaches Nail More US Internet Users, Regulation Support Rises

Nearly 80 percent of US Internet users want data-sharing restrictions through government regulation, one survey says


NSA Secretly Exploited Devastating Heartbleed Bug for Years

News of the Heartbleed bug has brought the Web to its knees, and Bloomberg says the NSA has been exploiting it for at least two years.