A man walked down a street with 99 phones in a wagon. Google Maps thought it was a traffic jam.

A man walked down a street with 99 phones in a wagon. Google Maps thought it was a traffic jam.

Apps such as Google Maps provide real-time traffic data through crowdsourcing, monitoring the location and speed of phones traveling along on a roadway.He said “Google Maps Hacks” is meant to raise questions about the level of trust people have put in technology, as well as the ways society has adapted to it.

The world needs Cliqz. The world needs more search engines.

The world needs Cliqz. The world needs more search engines.

Because Google with its 93% search market share is a monopoly.But due to Google’s dominant market share, even the smallest shifts in search results, even a small shift in the autosuggest, will influence our behavior.

Facebook, Google Fund Nonprofits Shaping Federal Privacy Debate

Facebook, Google Fund Nonprofits Shaping Federal Privacy Debate

The tech giants have “funded scores of nonprofits, including consumer and privacy groups, and academics,” said Jeffrey Chester, executive director at the Center for Digital Democracy, a public interest group that does not accept donations from Google or Facebook.

Edward Snowden says Facebook is just as untrustworthy as the NSA

Edward Snowden says Facebook is just as untrustworthy as the NSA

The former NSA systems engineer said to better protect people from being exploited by the data collection of major tech companies, the US should have software liability laws.

Opinion | Welcome to the K-12 Surveillance State

Opinion | Welcome to the K-12 Surveillance State

Then it launches 100 (yes, 100) tabs in your browser that are designed to make your browsing behavior look like one of its stereotypical profile types. For example, picking Influencer will launch dozens of tabs with Amazon searches for holistic remedies, pages for meditation apps and other online New Age goodies.

Firefox Will Give You a Fake Browsing History to Fool Advertisers

Firefox Will Give You a Fake Browsing History to Fool Advertisers

That’s the basic philosophy sold by Track THIS, “a new kind of incognito” browsing project, which opens up 100 tabs crafted to fit a specific character—a hypebeast, a filthy rich person, a doomsday prepper, or an influencer.

Startpage.com beats Google for best search engine

Startpage.com beats Google for best search engine

The world's most private search engine beat out eight competitors, including Google, DuckDuckGo, Bing, and Yahoo for the win. These features, combined with great search results and a crystal-clear privacy policy, helped the company edge out competitors for the top spot.

Facebook asked George Osborne to influence EU data protection law

Facebook asked George Osborne to influence EU data protection law

When former chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne revealed his 11-year-old was “desperate to have a Facebook account”, he was invited to bring them to visit the firm's office The memo records Sandberg’s meeting with Osborne, as documented by Marne Levine, then Facebook’s vice-president of global public policy.

Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

Facebook has targeted politicians around the world – including the former chancellor, George Osborne – promising investments and incentives while seeking to pressure them into lobbying on Facebook’s behalf against data privacy legislation, an explosive new leak of internal documents has revealed.

The real reason why Facebook and Google won’t change

The real reason why Facebook and Google won’t change

. Individual users might do well to curtail their use of social media and focus instead on real-world relationships.” Indeed, Facebook has avidly sought to master social-comparison dynamics to manipulate human behavior.

Why a focus on "fake news" and Facebook misses the internet's real problems - and solutions

Why a focus on "fake news" and Facebook misses the internet's real problems - and solutions

To properly address the problems of manipulation, disinformation, and violent extremism fermenting on online platforms, future regulation must properly acknowledge the role of surveillance capitalism – not just through targeting tools but in the algorithmic construction of online spaces.

Opinion | Do You Have a Moral Duty to Leave Facebook?

Opinion | Do You Have a Moral Duty to Leave Facebook?

But such an action could also be wrong because we might be failing to participate in a collective action (that is, leaving Facebook) that would prevent the deterioration of democracy.

Opinion | Did Facebook Learn Anything From the Cambridge Analytica Debacle?

Opinion | Did Facebook Learn Anything From the Cambridge Analytica Debacle?

Facebook has sought to find ways into as many aspects of people's lives as possible, becoming the recipient of a glut of data and the implicit trust of its users. In response to such concerns, Facebook has set up a “war room” in its headquarters to monitor potential foreign influence campaigns during elections.

Ex-Google Employee Urges Lawmakers to Take On Company

Ex-Google Employee Urges Lawmakers to Take On Company

He said lawmakers should increase transparency and oversight of the company and technology industry, saying that there is a “broad pattern of unaccountable decision making.” Dr. Poulson left the company after news articles revealed the existence of the project last month.