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The NSA and the erosion of trust

All those in the orbit of the NSA are looking for cover in the wake of the revelations about what might be called the excesses of the spy agency.

By Dec. 31, 2013


If you want to spot a liar, trust your gut, research says

Research from UC Berkeley suggests that instinct is a far better judge of the mendacious than is any rational process.

By Mar. 26, 2014


Startup Clinkle taps Netflix's brain trust again

The payments company has hired former Netflix DVD-by-mail lead Andrew Rendich, along with Allison Hopkins, once an HR honcho at the video rental heavyweight.

By Dec. 4, 2013


Jack Dorsey: Square builds trust with 'responsible transparency'

At GigaOm Roadmap, Square's CEO said that someone must take and share notes from any company "meeting of substance" to keep all employees in the loop.

By Nov. 5, 2013


Netflix chief: Trust us, our originals are hits

Despite a slowdown in U.S. streaming subscriber growth from recent quarters, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says the company's original programs are doing well or else Netflix wouldn't be making more of them.

By Jul. 22, 2013


Correction: Google anti-trust

The story incorrectly stated AsktheBuilder.com's daily revenue before it was hurt by a drop in Google search rankings. The daily revenue was $1,400.

By Nov. 19, 2012


Zuckerberg: Thanks NSA, now people trust Facebook even less

It's not just Facebook. The trust metrics for all major Internet companies have gone down since the NSA scandal broke, says the social network's CEO.

By Sep. 18, 2013


Why should you trust Google, Facebook more than the NSA?

Is there any greater reason to believe that companies to which we give our information every day will guard it more preciously than any government?

By Sep. 8, 2013


Supreme Court justices don't do e-mail (Trust issues?)

The youngest justice, Elena Kagan, admits that her fellow large minds haven't got around to e-mailing yet. Retrograde? Or wily?

By Aug. 21, 2013


Twitter's breach of trust

While users have mostly gotten over Twitter's various outages and other growing pains, instigating the suspension of Guy Adams' Twitter account crosses a less forgivable line.

By Jul. 31, 2012