Facebook ‘Weaponized’ User Data, Says Bikini Photo-Finding App Developer

Facebook is facing accusations of gathering more user data than disclosed. According to court filings, former start-up Six4Three claimed that the social media company conducted mass surveillance on its users and their friends alike. Based on the lawsuit documents, Facebook…

Which Companies Best Protect Your Data from the Government’s Prying Eyes?

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s annual report on companies’ commitment to protecting user data, Adobe, Apple, Wikimedia, WordPress, and Yahoo have your back more than everyone else. The EFF’s Who Has Your Back? report looks at 24 major tech…

EFF: Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Not So Much When It Comes to Protecting User Data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, champions of the public interest in matters related to free speech and digital privacy, has just released their latest report on which companies actively help protect your data from the government. It’s called the “Who has…

Government Requests for User Data Increase in the U.S., Around the World According to Google

Every six months Google unveils a new Transparency Report, which contains the figures on government requests for user data. It also gives us a look into just how often Google is giving up the goods. Google has just released the…

Although Everyone’s Mining Your Data, Facebook Remains The Most Distrusted

Online properties collect, analyze, and later use various types of your personal data. This is a fact of life, and most people accept it. If you think that you’re making moves on Facebook, Google, online retail sites, etc. that are…

TomTom Tracks (And Shares) User Data, Too

Considering the recent news about mobile devices and the storage of user data in relation to location, this next revelation probably isn’t much of a surprise, but yet, here we go again. TomTom, the popular GPS device, also tracks user…