by Lauren C. Williams Posted on May 28, 2014
Big Data companies, known as data brokers, have been compiling intricate personal profiles on nearly every American shopper, according to an in-depth report from the Federal Trade Commission.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on May 23, 2014
When people get sick from food, they're more likely to leave a bad Yelp review than they are to report it to the health department.
by Lauren C. Williams Posted on May 19, 2014
AT&T announced Sunday that it will buy satellite cable company DirecTV in a landmark $48.5 billion deal that could spell the end of market competition for consumers.
by Lauren C. Williams Posted on May 17, 2014 Updated: May 20, 2014
More people are encrypting their Internet traffic after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents on government surveillance.
by Lauren C. Williams Posted on May 16, 2014 Updated: May 16, 2014
The FCC approved Thursday a controversial proposal that would let big Internet providers like Comcast charge for faster access.
by Lauren C. Williams Posted on May 13, 2014 Updated: May 14, 2014
Google must now let users delete links about themselves that come up in search results, but only in select cases.
by Lauren C. Williams Posted on May 12, 2014 Updated: May 12, 2014
The FCC backtracks slightly on its net neutrality proposal, which would let Internet providers charge for faster access.
by Lauren C. Williams Posted on May 7, 2014
Russia's President Vladimir Putin approved a new Internet law Tuesday, further tightening the government’s stranglehold on free and open Web access.
by Jessica Goldstein Posted on April 29, 2014 Updated: May 6, 2014
She wanted to hide her pregnancy from big data. How hard could that be? Turns out hiding from Google and Facebook is almost impossible.
by Lauren C. Williams Posted on April 1, 2014 Updated: April 2, 2014
Dating website OKCupid started protesting Mozilla's controversial new CEO hire Monday by blocking access to the site with Mozilla's Firefox Web browser, a move that could mean online activism is shifting from awareness to hindering Internet access.