Finally, Facebook Apologizes for Emotion Experiment

Facebook has finally issued an apology for the mood experiment they conducted on users in 2011. They have explained why they did it and how they will do it in the future. What’s lacking is informed consent. Facebook Apologizes But … Continue reading

Twitter Sues for Rights to Disclose Government Data Requests

Twitter sued the Justice Department last Tuesday. The government does not allow them and several other online companies to release reports on NSA data requests. The tech giant wants to tell people exactly how many requests were made, and what … Continue reading

Data Protection for Kids

Our kids are going back to school, and preparations are well under way. But preparation is more than new school supplies. Kids need to be reviewed on safety practices. Parents also need to get up to speed on the types … Continue reading

eBay JavaScript Attack Puts Users at Risk

Since February this year, there has been a nasty error on eBay. The bug has put users in the grasp of malicious websites via certain eBay listings. JavaScript code that had been inserted into product pages is responsible. eBay is … Continue reading

Home Depot Knew About Data Vulnerability in 2008

The Home Depot hack put an estimated 56 million accounts at risk. The credit cards used at the store could be used for fraudulent purchases amounting to about 3 billion US dollars. Home Depot says they are doing all they … Continue reading