How do you decide who to trust with your data? Professor Robin Mansell from LSE on why protecting privacy online is so difficult

How do you decide who to trust with your data? Professor Robin Mansell from LSE on why protecting privacy online is so difficult

That said, and this has been true for the last decade or more, people express concerns about their data privacy in surveys but will then go and use these apps or platforms without thinking about the consequences.

Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better

Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better

For most of us, it has been turned into choosing things to use.It was only at the last minute that we found out how to use all these new technologies for better purposes than just killing time.

Intuit Is Expected to Buy Credit Karma in $7 Billion Deal

Intuit Is Expected to Buy Credit Karma in $7 Billion Deal

The company made its money by offering its customers new credit cards and online loans, based on their credit scores.When customers accepted the offers, Credit Karma would receive payments of a few hundred dollars, though it closely guarded the details of these deals.

Watch Steve Jobs Assure Americans in 1981 That Computers Wouldn't Be a Privacy Nightmare

Watch Steve Jobs Assure Americans in 1981 That Computers Wouldn't Be a Privacy Nightmare

But the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs gave an interesting ABC News Nightline interview in 1981 where he assured Americans that privacy wouldn’t be a problem if people became computer literate.

Rethinking Technological Positivism with Cory Doctorow

Rethinking Technological Positivism with Cory Doctorow

Self-driving cars or armed autonomous military robots may make use of the same technologies. In a certain sense, we as software developers are helping to build and shape the future. What does the future look like and are we helping build the right one?

Media Briefing Monday: EFF and Partners Will Discuss California Bills Aimed at Weakening State’s Consumer Privacy Law

Media Briefing Monday: EFF and Partners Will Discuss California Bills Aimed at Weakening State’s Consumer Privacy Law

San Francisco—On Monday, June 8, at 11 am, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the ACLU, Common Sense Media, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and Consumer Reports will hold a conference call to brief reporters about five bills designed to weaken consumer privacy protections that are set for hearing in the California Senate.

Maine on track to pass nation’s strictest internet privacy law

Maine on track to pass nation’s strictest internet privacy law

A bill that has received majority support in both houses of the Legislature would create the toughest state internet privacy law in the nation, prohibiting carriers such as AT&T and Spectrum from selling Maine customers’ personal data without their permission.

Finally, child data privacy could get much-needed reform in new bill

Finally, child data privacy could get much-needed reform in new bill

Jim Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense and a children’s advocate, says data on kids, including their activities, hobbies, and social networks, is often for sale from the child’s first years of life.

Consumer advocates give Congress a different perspective on data privacy law

Consumer advocates give Congress a different perspective on data privacy law

Among other things, the advocates urged federal legislators to protect state laws and give enforcers more resources to penalize companies that abuse people's data.

EFF Supporting California’s Privacy For All Bill, Which Puts People, Not Tech Companies, in Control of Personal Data

EFF Supporting California’s Privacy For All Bill, Which Puts People, Not Tech Companies, in Control of Personal Data

San Francisco—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is standing with Californians demanding more control over their personal data by supporting the Privacy For All bill, which requires tech companies to get their permission to share and use private information.

Pokémon Go was a warning about the rise of surveillance capitalism

Pokémon Go was a warning about the rise of surveillance capitalism

The idea that digital surveillance is inevitable – that’s just invalid, and we can’t let them get away with it.” Advertisement Zuboff’s central argument is that technology corporations, building on the data extraction and predictive power originally demonstrated by Google, have found a way to turn human behaviour into raw material that can be used to make predictions about future behaviour.

How to Disable Tracking Features in Windows 10 for Beginners

How to Disable Tracking Features in Windows 10 for Beginners

Cortana is a digital assistant by Microsoft that will set reminders, perform internet searches, and do many useful things for you. Turn off the advertising feature from Windows 10 to stay secure. Visit Settings and go to Network and Internet.

Apple reportedly buys AI startup with privacy-conscious approach

Apple reportedly buys AI startup with privacy-conscious approach

Apple reportedly buys AI startup with privacy-conscious approach Silk Labs developed machine learning software for tasks like home security and building surveillance Apple has reportedly acquired Silk Labs, a little-known startup which focused on building on-device machine learning software.

Why are people so poor at making privacy choices? What can be done about it?

Why are people so poor at making privacy choices? What can be done about it?

It goes beyond pointing out that people make poor choices when it comes to protecting their personal data, and attempts to understand the key reasons for that failure. John points out that the online world does not work like the real world, and that leads us to make bad decisions:

The Demise Of Google+ Again Highlights Rampant Mismanagement At Mountain View

The Demise Of Google+ Again Highlights Rampant Mismanagement At Mountain View

Google+ could have given Facebook a run for its money: if it didn’t, it wasn’t because of product design problems or because Facebook was smarter: it was because of the obvious inability of its managers.