At one Grand Rapids, Mich., college, an economics professor insists that if a phone rings, students have to answer on speaker. Then came April 1.
Microsoft's general counsel announces changes to its Web mail terms of service, promising that it won't read its users' email even when they're suspected of trafficking in stolen Microsoft property.
The Cupertino, Calif.-based company has shortened the window from 30 days, bringing it in line with return policies from carriers.
Agency asked to review whether social network's proposed changes violate a 2011 settlement agreement.
Blowback in handling of corporate espionage case forces Microsoft to promise stronger policies protecting privacy of Hotmail account holders.
On the heels of a lawsuit settlement over user privacy, several advocacy groups complain to the FTC that the social network uses people's data for advertising without explicit consent.
A Change.org petition arguing that Twitter's new policy enables stalkers has gotten nearly 600 signatories in less than an hour.
Blocking someone used to mean that they could no longer follow you. But now it means you can't see their Twitter activity, but they can see yours.