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Time Lord cats, drones: Tumblr's newly updated policies entertain

Amusingly updated Tumblr legal guidelines remind bloggers to play nice, and not to mislead readers by using "Doctor Who" cat hashtags or posing as "Sherlock" actor Benedict Cumberbatch on the site.

By Feb. 5, 2014


Petition seeks to bring back Xbox One policies

Xbox fans have created a petition on Change.org to bring back the features and policies that Microsoft removed in the face of mass fan outrage.

By Jul. 10, 2013


France orders Google to change its privacy policies

Charged with violations of the French Data Protection Act, the search giant is under the gun to rework how it handles personal data.

By Jun. 20, 2013


Google updates Play policies, could mean fewer free apps

Google has updated its policies for apps made available through its Play store, but are all the changes for the better?

By Aug. 25, 2013


How to set up password policies in OS X

OS X does not include many options for managing accounts and passwords, but you can do so with the free Workgroup Manager tool from Apple.

By Mar. 26, 2013


Obama, Romney outline policies toward tech startups

In response to a query from a New York City-based tech group, the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates outline how their respective policies will benefit tech innovators and entrepreneurs.

By Oct. 13, 2012


Group in Portugal alleges 'deceptive' AppleCare policies

An organization known as the Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection says it wants Apple to "properly" inform Portuguese consumers about their rights.

By Jul. 18, 2012


Facebook to require privacy policies in mobile apps

It's one small step for individual autonomy, as the social network brings its app ecosystem into compliance with a user-privacy effort spearheaded by the California attorney general.

By Jun. 22, 2012


Airbnb revamps policies in response to vandalism

After a customer's home was vandalized by a guest, travel marketplace Airbnb makes a slew of changes to its policies to help guard against future incidents.

By Aug. 2, 2011


EU overhauling data-privacy policies to protect consumers

The EU says that data protection for individuals will be drastically improved by not allowing companies to process sensitive data without the user's consent.

By Jan. 25, 2012