How the Cryptocurrency World Is Responding to Facebook’s Libra

Facebook succeeded in at least one part of its new digital currency grand plan: get a spotlight. Read More >>

All the Big Questions We Have About Facebook’s New Digital Currency

Facebook’s new cryptocurrency is big news — and there are still a lot of big questions to be answered. Read More >>

Twitch Sues to Identify People Who Uploaded Christchurch Shooting Video

The popular livestream website Twitch is suing anonymous users to find out the identities of 100 people who recently violated its terms of service by uploading content including the deadly Christchurch terrorist shooting and hardcore pornography. Read More >>

Facing Antitrust Pressure, Google Starts Spinning Its Own Too Big to Fail Argument

While billboards go up in Silicon Valley calling for the break-up of big tech, executives at Google and Facebook continue to argue that the massive scale of their companies is a key asset in the emerging tech cold war between the United States and China. Read More >>

Who Knew Signs of the Apocalypse Would Be So Adorable

Imagine for a moment that you’re having a boring Tuesday evening at work watching the radar in the state of California for the US National Weather Service. Read More >>

Google Walkout Organiser Quits Following Alleged Workplace Retaliation

A Google employee who helped organise last year’s 20,000 worker walkout left the company last week and said she’s faced professional retaliation as a result of her speaking out. Read More >>

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Russia’s 2016 Twitter Propaganda Machine Was Carefully Built And Wildly Successful, Researchers Find

The Russian disinformation campaign leading up to the 2016 American presidential election was bigger in scope and coordination than reported earlier, according to new analysis from the American cybersecurity company Symantec. Read More >>

This Windows Flaw Is So Bad, Even the US National Security Agency Is Begging You to Update

It’s not every day that America's National Security Agency (NSA) urges you to update your computer. Read More >>

The Privacy Problems Lurking in Apple’s App Store

A decade ago, privacy was declared “dead.” Now it’s risen as a global issue that governments, technologists, and consumers are fighting, often without fully understanding it. And when it comes to privacy, Apple’s App Store is one of the internet’s most important battlegrounds. Read More >>

‘Sign In With Apple’ Promises a Solution to Google and Facebook’s Sleazy Tracking Practices

Apple’s privacy push continued today when the company announced “Sign in with Apple,” a login service meant to block all the tracking that comes with social logins like Facebook and Google’s login. Read More >>

Apple Reportedly Plans to Limit Tracking in Kid’s Apps

Sometimes I lose track in Silicon Valley. Apple is supposed to be the privacy company, right? Read More >>

You Need to Patch Your Older Windows PCs Right Now

If the idea of someone running Windows XP in 2019 makes you laugh, I urge you to maintain that blissful naïveté. Just leave now. Read More >>

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IBM Sells Face Recognition Surveillance to a Dictatorship: Report

The United Arab Emirates is one of the 21st century’s most modern and forward thinking surveillance states. Read More >>

Who is the New iPod Touch Good For? Privacy Hawks

One year ago, a team of FBI agents executed a warrant to search former Donald Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort’s storage unit. Read More >>