White House drafts privacy bill, consumers push for more
(AP)—The White House this week circulated legislation aimed at encouraging U.S. businesses to do more to protect consumer privacy. But privacy advocates were pushing back even before its release, saying ...
Google backflips on Blogger sexual content ban
Days after announcing a ban on sexually explicit content or "graphic nudity" on its Blogger platform, Google has reversed course.
QR codes engineered into cybersecurity protection
QR, or Quick Response, codes – those commonly black and white boxes that people scan with a smartphone to learn more about something – have been used to convey information about everything from cereals ...
Australian laws on storing phone, Internet records to change
(AP)—A parliamentary committee on Friday recommended a major rewrite of draft laws that would force Australian telcos and Internet providers to store customers' personal data for the convenience of law enforcement agencies. ...
Spotify deals with random shuffle and us mortals
German consumer groups warns Facebook over data protection
(AP)—German consumer groups said Thursday they will file a lawsuit against Facebook unless the social network changes its terms of service.
Spotify woos karaoke users with new lyrics feature
Fans of a bedroom sing-along can now look beyond karaoke systems as music streaming giant Spotify tries to attract their attention by integrating lyrics into its service.
Facebook adds new gender option for users: fill in the blank
Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.
We could all be worse off because of price comparison websites
The existence of price comparison websites may be bad for consumers, research by the University of Warwick's Department of Economics has found.
Negative posts hurt company's rep, but 'inoculation' may help, says study
When people read negative Facebook posts about an organization, it erodes their trust in the institution and diminishes its reputation. Efforts to "inoculate" readers against damaging messages, however, do appear to mitigate ...
Intelligent data analysis with guaranteed privacy
Siemens is developing tools that ensure smart data applications abide by data protection regulations. The reliable protection of data privacy is very important because it is a precondition for people or institutions ...
Research pair finds color a big factor in how much an image is shared on Pinterest
Google unveils reorganization in Europe
Google said Wednesday it was launching a reorganization of its European operations in the face of a tougher regulatory environment.
Gmail available in Burmese, the email's 74th language
Google said Wednesday that Gmail is now available in Burmese, marking the 74th language for the popular email service.