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Sneaky Facebook Study on Users' Emotions Draws Ire Research 'may not have justified all of this anxiety,' study lead admits

If you use Facebook and found yourself momentarily feeling either better or worse in early 2012, an algorithm may have caused your shift in mood. And that's what has some…

June 30, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

The Most Threatening Thing to the Advertising World Lawmakers hold the keys to reform

Advertising is under attack in Washington on a number of fronts. It’s accused of making kids fat, taking away our privacy, even making it easier for the government to spy…

March 17, 2014, 6:29 AM EDT

Edward Snowden: Tech Giants Are Irresponsible With Consumer Data Exiled American whistle-blower on SXSW panel

Echoing sentiments expressed by Julian Assange at South by Southwest Interactive two days ago, exiled American whistle-blower Edward Snowden and fellow panelists today suggested that tech giants such as Google…

March 10, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

Privacy Groups Ask FTC to Halt Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp Social giant's practices said to violate WhatsApp privacy policy

A group of privacy organizations are calling for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and halt Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. In a complaint filed Thursday, the Electronic Privacy Information…

March 7, 2014, 10:26 AM EST

Franken Unsatisfied With Ford's Data Collection Practices Says customer consent shouldn't be buried in fine print

As far as Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is concerned, Ford's in-car data collection practices don't measure up. Franken reached out to Ford last month, asking the carmaker to explain what data…

February 12, 2014, 4:06 PM EST

Facial Recognition Rises to the Fore of Washington's Privacy Debate Ahead of meeting, Franken asks NameTag to delay launch

Facial recognition is about to become central to the debate about consumer privacy. On Thursday, more than 120 participants representing businesses, social media, advertising, privacy advocates, policymakers—anyone who has an interest…

February 6, 2014, 9:35 AM EST

Google's Purchase of Nest Likely to Raise Privacy Questions in D.C. An advance into the 'Internet of things'

Washington may have been in learning mode when it comes to the so-called Internet of Things and privacy issues. Even at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, most regulators said…

January 14, 2014, 10:32 AM EST

Will Washington Move to Quickly to Regulate the Internet of Things? At least one regulator, sounds a note of caution

Walk the halls of the International CES and listen to tech titans like Cisco’s John Chambers and it’s easy to believe that the Internet of things is the next big…

January 9, 2014, 7:13 AM EST

Auto Execs Lament State of Connected Car Regulation Industry is still unsure which way D.C. might regulate

The connected car is one of the hottest topics at this year’s International CES, but to make it a reality, the auto industry will first need to navigate a Web…

January 7, 2014, 9:45 PM EST

Your Car's Navigation System Is Sharing Your Data Too Report finds a lack of transparency among navigation providers

A new government report concludes that in-car navigation systems may be driving away with too much data about drivers’ whereabouts. The report on in-car location-based services like Garmin, OnStar and Google…

January 6, 2014, 6:45 PM EST

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