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EarthNow wants to offer you live video of anywhere on the planet and we’re creeped out

Big brother is watching. Soon everyone else will be too.

Facebook’s plain English privacy options are still worded so you’ll upload more personal data

Here's what to watch out for this time.

What If We Didn’t... have Facebook?

Facebook has been plagued by a data leak that could be the premise of a dystopian novel. What would our world look like if Facebook fell — and if we truly owned our data?
April 13, 2018

Facebook ceases fighting a data privacy bill in California, but continues the fight elsewhere

Facebook will no longer fight against user privacy in California, but what about Illinois?

Facial recognition software recognized a Chinese fugitive in a crowd of 60,000 people

The surveillance state has officially arrived in China.

Orthorexia is an eating disorder fueled by Instagram, but Instagram may be the best place to recover

The dangerous journey into “wellness” Instagram.

Why does everyone keep bringing up Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room?

In case you were wondering where Facebook was created...

When asked to publicize his hotel of choice, Mark Zuckerberg suddenly learned the value of privacy

Is it just us, or are these tables turned?
April 9, 2018

The iPhone is red again — here’s what they do with the money you spend on Product Red devices

What does "Product Red" even mean?

Facebook admits to deleting messages from Zuckerberg and other executives

In response to these revelations, users will soon gain the ability to unsend messages sent on Facebook.

MIT’s AlterEgo headset lets users talk without speaking

Wearable tech gets a little cooler.

AI startup seeks to create unbiased news by combining human intuition with algorithm-based research

The robot apocalypse takeover may include unbiased journalism.

Facebook also reads your Messenger conversations, but only to spot abuse

Facebook's private messenger isn't so private.
April 2, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is free, even though users actually pay with their data

"At Facebook, we are squarely in the camp of the companies that work hard to charge you less and provide a free service that everyone can use. "

It’s not just Facebook — online quizzes also collect data about you

If you were a kid in the '90s, you probably didn't expect this privacy invasion.

Facebook announces redesigned privacy settings page

But it still makes money by selling your data.

Google users are finding that the search company may have more info on them than even Facebook

And you thought Facebook's data on you was bad

Facebook’s been spying on our call and text data, too — here’s how to tell if you’ve been affected

Facebook might have access to information you didn't even know you'd provided.