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It’s possible—though not always foolproof—to get embarrassing things taken down. Voluntary data-labeling standards could make it even easier.
Laws haven’t kept up with the company’s ability to mine its users’ data.
Huge data sets are a powerful new tool for researchers, but a new paper says it’s easy to be overconfident about what can be learned from them.
Will Diaspora provide a social-networking haven for those fed up with Facebook?
Your voice can be a biometric identifier, like your fingerprint. Does Apple really have to store it on its own servers?
Is Europe’s strict stance on protecting people’s data costing it business—or creating new opportunities?
A call for smart-phone software that lets users see what data their gadgets are sending out.
New software lets Android users see how apps are collecting their data, and restrict the behavior.
Users can share information, but the network only sees encrypted data.