Microsoft Updates “A Cloud for Global Good” Doc – Hoping to Build a More Trusted and Inclusive cloud

Microsoft today released a 2018 version of “A Cloud for Global Good” this morning. “The beginning of a new year offers an opportunity to reflect on the past and look forward to the future,” stated Brad Smith, Microsoft President and…

Facebook Cancels Racial Targeting For Certain Advertisers

Facebook announced today that it no longer will allow advertisers marketing products and services related to housing, credit or employment to target their ads based on race. Erin Egan, VP, US Public Policy and Chief Privacy Officer explained: Recently, policymakers…

WhatsApp Begins Sharing Data with Facebook

In a reversal of previous pledges, WhatsApp is going to begin sharing data with Facebook in order to connect accounts, detect spam and improve ad targeting. This includes sharing your phone number and usage information for Facebook’s internal use, but…

Google Provides ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Update

Google shared some new numbers related to the “right to be forgotten,” ruling, which has led to individuals requesting URL removals from search results. For all the background on that, peruse our coverage here. The stats appear on Google’s Transparency…

Google’s 65/100 Is The BEST Score on New Digital Rights Survey

How are Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other major tech companies protecting your digital rights? No so well, according to a new study. Google scored a 65 out of 100 in the inaugural Ranking Digital rights Corporate Accountability Index, which you…

Snapchat: We Aren’t Stockpiling Your Private Snaps

Snapchat users had a little bit of a freakout last week when the company updated its privacy policy and terms of service. On Friday, Snapchat updated its terms to give itself “worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to host,…

Facebook’s ‘Add the Last Link’ Test Is The Most Annoying Thing Ever

Facebook tests new features all the time. Many of them die off, some of them succeed. This one needs to die. Quickly. Some people (a small set of iOS users) are seeing Facebook at its creepiest, and most annoying. Facebook…

New Snapchat Terms Should Scare You … If You’re Unfamiliar with Social Media Terms

Snapchat just unveiled a new privacy policy and Terms of Service, and since about 10% of your snaps are dick pics, you’re likely concerned. A lot of people are. Here, look. And here. Scary? Sure, if you’re not familiar with…

You Can Now Hide Your Tumblr Blog from the Web

Though many bloggers are looking for more eyes on their content, some might be looking for fewer, if they have a tendency to be the target of abusive trolls. Now, Tumblr is adding what it calls a “simple layer of…

Facebook Privacy Hoax Is Idiotic, But Privacy Isn’t – Here’s How to Manage Yours

Over the past week, you may have seen a friend or family member post something like this: Now it’s official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: $5.99 to keep the subscription of…