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Facebook's mood study: How you became the guinea pig

That controversial research into how posts affect users' emotions is just latest in a long line of privacy flaps -- and apologies -- for the social networking giant.

By July 1, 2014


TrustyCon's RSA Conference rebels promise more to come

Government-sponsored malware, the legal implications of the US government's pro-spying defense, and a discussion of tools to fight for the future lit up the agenda at the first Trustworthy Technology Conference.

By February 27, 2014


Crypto, security, comp-sci specialists speak out on NSA

In an open letter, more than 50 luminaries in computer science, cryptography, and security join together to decry reported efforts by the agency to undermine encryption and network security.

By January 24, 2014


Twitter announces support for Do Not Track

The social network stops the tracking when users are on Firefox or other browsers that support the Do Not Track feature. Of course, that feature also has to be turned on.

By May 17, 2012


HDCP antipiracy leak opens doors for black boxes

Researchers say Intel's copy protection protocol has been known to be flawed for nine years and they aren't surprised by the news.

By September 17, 2010


Google gives millions of dollars in research awards

Search giant launches first Google Focused Research Awards, giving out $5.7 million in grants to university professors engaged in research that could help the company.

By February 2, 2010


Plug-in opens up federal courts, with your help

When you pay to download a court document, the next person won't have to, thanks to a Firefox browser plug-in that's a collaborative project of Princeton University and the Internet Archive.

By August 14, 2009


Google, Yahoo to appear before Congress on ad data

Facebook will join the two search leaders and privacy advocates to explain to Congress how they collect and protect data gathered as part of behavioral advertising.

By June 18, 2009


Facebook: Our targeted ads aren't creepy

In a statement prepared for a House hearing on behavioral advertising, the social network highlights the privacy controls that members have over their personal information.

By June 18, 2009


Google plugs PC power into cloud computing

First with Native Client, and now with O3D, Google releases software to let Web-based apps tap into local computers' power.

By April 27, 2009