There’s No Such Thing as Anonymous Data. But This Is How They’re Playing us with It.

There’s No Such Thing as Anonymous Data. But This Is How They’re Playing us with It.

Because I’ve appealed to your most basic common sense reactions with a shallow argument (but worthwhile benefit — don’t get me wrong), and right here I’d have an excuse to use your data for other purposes.

Read this if you’ve got ‘nothing to hide’

Read this if you’ve got ‘nothing to hide’

If you’re one of those people who think privacy isn’t really an issue for you because you have nothing to hide, you should read this. This is privacy; the right to feel unobserved and act like nobody is watching.

‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students.

‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ So Say Some Computer Science Students.

Chad Herst, a leadership and career coach based in San Francisco since 2008, said that now, for the first time, he had clients who wanted to avoid working for big social media companies like Facebook or Twitter.

Need medical help? Sorry, not until you sign away your privacy

Need medical help? Sorry, not until you sign away your privacy

I dutifully entered my info anyway—immediate physical needs have a way of leapfrogging over data privacy concerns, even for people like me who feel strongly about maintaining control over how their information is collected and used.

California Banned Default Passwords, But Will This Increase Security?

California Banned Default Passwords, But Will This Increase Security?

This law mandates that manufacturers preprogram a unique password for each individual device and that the user is required to change this password upon first login.

“Information Fiduciaries” Must Protect Your Data Privacy

“Information Fiduciaries” Must Protect Your Data Privacy

Accordingly, several law professors have proposed adapting these venerable fiduciary rules to apply to online companies that collect personal data from their customers.

Hackers steal data of 75,000 users after Healthcare.gov FFE breach

Hackers steal data of 75,000 users after Healthcare.gov FFE breach

Healthcare insurance agents and brokers use the FFE to enroll users into Obamacare plans made available through the official HealthCare.gov portal. US citizens can still enroll for Obamacare health care plans via the HealthCare.gov portal or the Marketplace Call Center.

Hackers breach Healthcare.gov system, taking files on 75,000 people

Hackers breach Healthcare.gov system, taking files on 75,000 people

A government system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans was breached, allowing hackers to siphon off sensitive and personal data on 75,000 people. CMS didn’t say exactly what kind of data was included in the stolen files, nor did it say how the breach happened.

Facebook's security is so bad it's surprising Zuckerberg hasn't deleted his account

Facebook's security is so bad it's surprising Zuckerberg hasn't deleted his account

Less than a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal launched a privacy reckoning, Facebook is back in the news over yet another data breach, this one a security breach affecting almost 50 million accounts, leaving many wondering, again, how safe their personal info really is.

Google's DeepMind gains access to wide swath of British healthcare data

Under an agreement with the UK's National Health Service (NHS), Google's AI unit DeepMind has gained access to health care data on patients from three London hospitals, New Scientist reports.

Google wants to monitor your mental health. You should welcome it into your mind

Google wants to monitor your mental health. You should welcome it into your mind

He’s going to investigate how technology can help diagnose and treat mental health conditions . A growing number of people choose to track their own physical condition using FitBits, Jawbones and other activity trackers, tiny wearable devices that monitor your movements, pulse rate, sleep patterns and more.

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Trump says Google, Twitter, and Facebook are on ‘troubled territory’ and ‘better be careful’

Trump says Google, Twitter, and Facebook are on ‘troubled territory’ and ‘better be careful’

Trump told reporters during an Oval Office press meeting that Google, Facebook, and Twitter were “treading on very, very troubled territory,” and that they had “better be careful, because you can’t do that to people.” Trump stopped short of describing any specific political consequences, but he asserted, “I think Google is really taking advantage of a lot of people, and I think that’s a very serious thing, and it’s a very serious charge.”