Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 14 Nov 2014 7:04 pm
A number of big-name tech companies are teaming up to lobby the Senate to pass legislation that would limit the reach of the NSA's spying activities, Bloomberg reported today. The coalition of tech giants includes the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft, among others.
After uniting over issues with net neutrality, tech leaders are once again coming together to protect the consumers. In an open letter penned to the United States government, AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo are pleading with elected officials to put an end to data collection on the Internet in the age of Edward Snowden and the NSA.
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 12 Mar 2012 6:58 pm
Privacy is a hot subject across the Internet lately, and we think it's high time to dissect the mountains of information and pick out what's relevant amidst all the FUD and nonsense out there. You'll see a series here this week about privacy issues and policies, and the best way to kick it all off is to discuss why it matters in the first place.
The fact is, if you use and enjoy Google services...
There's been plenty of coverage surrounding Carrier IQ in recent days, so it was only a matter of time before we'd be hearing whisperings over on this side of the Atlantic. However, some of the UK networks have come out and insisted that they absolutely do not employ the Carrier IQ software.
Speaking to The Guardian, Vodafone, Orange and O2 all say they do not install the software on any of...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 30 Nov 2011 12:00 am
Seems like every time you turn around you'll see corporations using sneaky tricks to gain a competitive advantage over a different, yet equally sneaky corporation. That's usually how money is made by the people who are best at making lots of it -- at the expense of others. The cell phone industry is no different, even though we wish it were. Yes, I'm talking about Carrier IQ, and it's my turn...