Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Apple Is Monitoring Your Searches
But there is a way to opt out.
Apple Pay Was Released Today. What Is It and Will It Be a Success?
Assessing the current climate, we may have reached the age of mobile payments.
FBI's Comey Calls for Making Impenetrable Devices Unlawful
His speech was punctuated with “I don’t know” and “I haven’t thought about it.”
Drag Queens Receive Apology From Facebook
Site’s apology leaves real-name policy in place and fails to mention others affected
Law Enforcement Stands by Its Distribution of Spyware to Parents
ComputerCOP is meant to protect children but actually makes families vulnerable
China May Be Monitoring Hong Kong Protesters’ Off-the-Grid Chats
Police can read FireChat communications
Police Are Upset About iOS 8’s Added Security
Their outrage may have something to do with searches on the border
Apple Boasts It Can No Longer Give Your Data to Police
But this is true only for information stored on your device, not your iCloud
FBI Announces Its Facial Recognition System Is Ready to Go
Civil liberties groups worry about privacy and false identifications
How Someone Can Track You With a Photograph You Took
The metadata in your photographs includes a lot on information you may not realize you're sharing
Fake Cell Towers Allow the NSA and Police to Keep Track of You
Secretive surveillance makes your calls an open book for the NSA and even local cops
Hundreds of Intimate Celebrity Pictures Leaked Online Following Alleged iCloud Breach
The pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence were leaked to notorious image sharing site 4chan
OkCupid Co-Founder: 'We Experiment on Human Beings...That’s How Websites Work'
The site's co-founder defended its actions in an interview with Newsweek.
The Spy Software You Didn’t Know Was Tracking You
New tracking software allows some of the Web’s top sites to skirt privacy software.
Google Must Face U.S. Privacy Lawsuit Over Data
A privacy lawsuit claims the search giant commingled user data across different products and disclosed that data to advertisers without permission
Searching a Phone Not the Same as Your Pockets: Court
Comparing physical and digital searches “is like saying a ride on horseback is materially indistinguishable from a flight to the moon,” Chief Justice John Roberts writes
Police Can't Search Phones Without Warrants, Supreme Court Rules
The unanimous 9-0 ruling goes against law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice
LinkedIn Faces Lawsuit Over Sending Unsolicited Emails to Customer Contacts
Customers consented to the company sending customers' contacts an initial email, but not reminder emails, a judge ruled
iPhone Feature Tracks Your Movement, Learns Your 'Home'
Your iPhone gathers information on where you go, and learns about places like your home and your office. Here's how to turn it off
The Right to Silence Your Phone
The Supreme Court will soon rule on the role of smartphones in crimes, and whether police can search them.
Is a Privacy-Focused Smartphone an Oxymoron?
It remains to be seen if privacy tools can yield the same profits as collecting user data
Why Naked Selfies Are Bad News for Facebook
The sudden rise of Snapchat shows that people want their privacy back.