The 80 percent of users who allowed location tracking to get local forecasts unwittingly sacrificed their privacy, prosecutors say.
By 2020, about 75 percent of cars sold will be plugged into the internet. While there are some benefits, surveillance is a concern.
Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good night’s rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics, including surveillance, to make patients bear the costs. Experts say it’s part of the insurance industry playbook.
First responders demand action after Verizon throttles data speeds for the fire department during a natural disaster in Santa Clara County, Calif.
Mark Zuckerberg promises to do better at protecting user data after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fact is, European regulators are already forcing him to do so.
"I'm really sorry this happened," Zuckerberg says on CNN after blaming himself and Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan in a Facebook post.
The technology giant reports a spike in the amount of consumer information turned over to U.S. law enforcement in the first six months of 2017.
The system would help the agency track targets by funneling data from at least 17 sources.
Targeted advertising is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the role Facebook soon will be able to play in the lives of users, and maybe even nonusers.
On websites like Facebook, our selves are not more free; they are more owned. And they are owned because we are now made of data.