Achieving Anonymity Online Remains Difficult Despite Evolving Privacy Tools

Some things are best kept secret. But when it comes to your online activities, can you ever truly conceal your identity? A variety of tools and best practices can help you achieve some level of privacy when surfing the web,

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Achieving Anonymity Online Remains Difficult Despite Evolving Privacy Tools

Some things are best kept secret. But when it comes to your online activities, can you ever truly conceal your identity? A variety of tools and best practices can help you achieve some level of privacy when surfing the web,

Verizon-AOL To Mind-Meld Ad Networks To Target Users Across Apps, Web And Devices

Verizon, aka the owner of TechCrunch’s owner AOL, will be plugging its user tracking ad network into AOL’s advertising network next month, combining its user demographic data with AOL’s intel on browsing and app usage habits — with the aim of enhancing its ad targeting smarts Read More

Internet Privacy Is The Wrong Conversation

On April 2, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is in hot water with government regulators in six European countries over its practice of tracking users’ movements across the web to sell targeted advertising.

You're Probably Being Tracked Online by Your Wireless Carrier

You can add your wireless provider to the long list of companies and government agencies possibly sneaking a peek at your online movements.Read more...

The Online Privacy Lie Is Unraveling

A new report into U.S. consumers’ attitude to the collection of personal data has highlighted the disconnect between commercial claims that web users are happy to trade privacy in exchange for ‘benefits’ like discounts. On the contrary,

As advertisers phase out cookies, what’s the alternative?

Cookies as a user tracking mechanism have come under fire recently -- partly due to privacy concerns and partly because they simply aren't very useful in a mobile world. Here are some alternatives.    

Verizon Won't Stop Using the Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill

An online advertising clearinghouse relied on by Google, Yahoo and Facebook is using controversial cookies that come back from the dead to track the web surfing of Verizon customers.Read more...

iCloak Stik Aims To Put Robust Online Privacy In The Hands Of The Many, Not The Few

Meet iCloak Stik: a plug and play device that’s being designed to make robust online privacy accessible to the many not the few — by enabling an average computer user to route their browsing via the Tor or I2P anonymizing networks so it can’t be tracked. Read More

HP Finds Mobile Tax Apps Lacking On Security, Privacy

As the clock ticks toward midnight, putting an end to tax day 2014, Hewlett-Packard is warning consumers of mobile tax and finance apps that they may want to audit their own usage.According to the HP Audit, more than 90 percent of the applications the company tested, including TurboTax,

Hackers of the world unite as privacy startups answer Snowden’s call

Maciej Zawadziński, co-founder of Piwik PRO, discusses how the evolution of privacy startups is helping ordinary web users take back control of their data.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/28/hackers-world-unite-privacy-startups-answer-snowdens-call/

A Twitter employee groomed by the Saudi government prompted 2015 state-sponsored hacking warning

An explosive report in The New York Times this weekend sheds new light on the apparent targeting of Twitter accounts by “state-sponsored actors” three years ago. It comes in the wake of the confirmed death of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Friday,

China is funding the future of American biotech

Silicon Valley is in the midst of a health craze, and it is being driven by “Eastern” medicine. It’s been a record year for US medical investing, but investors in Beijing and Shanghai are now increasingly leading the largest deals for US life science and biotech companies. In fact,

Early-stage SaaS VC slip snaps recovery as public software stocks soar

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor International growth, primarily in China, fuels the VC market today Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018 A few months ago,

Khashoggi’s fate shows the flip side of the surveillance state

It’s been over five years since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden lifted the lid on government mass surveillance programs, revealing, in unprecedented detail,

In State Tectonics, an explosive ending for the future of democracy

An omnipotent data infrastructure and knowledge-sharing tech organization has spread across the planet. Global conspiracies to disseminate propaganda and rig elections are ever present. Algorithms determine what people see as objective truth,

Hackers breach Healthcare.gov system, taking files on 75,000 people

A government system used by insurance agents and brokers to help customers sign up for healthcare plans was breached, allowing hackers to siphon off sensitive and personal data on 75,000 people. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services confirmed the breach in a late Friday announcement,

Free societies face emerging, existential threats from technology

Bilal Zuberi Contributor Share on Twitter Bilal Zuberi is a partner at Lux Capital, and is on the boards of Evolv Technology, CyPhy Technologies, and Nozomi Networks, among others. Silicon Valley is currently, and correctly, under fire for the failure of leading platforms such as Facebook,

Pandora, Indiegogo Release Employee Diversity Reports

Indiegogo reported 33 percent of its tech employees are female, a relatively higher percentage than other companies that have recently released diversity reports. In comparison, Twitter’s tech employees are 10 percent female,

Instagram Woos Advertisers, Brands With New Suite Of Business Tools

Facebook-owned Instagram is making itself more advertising-friendly today with the rollout of a suite of business tools aimed at brands which offer insights and analytics related to their use of the image-sharing network.

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Enlists Reddit Users To Rebrand Net Neutrality

Today in a video and accompanying post, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo asked Reddit users to help come up with new branding for net neutrality. The term ‘net neutrality,’ while useful, is being misused by some, according the Congresswoman. A new phrase — or word, perhaps — could clear the air,

Rinspeed 想把 Tesla Model S 打造成「车轮上的起居室」

分类: 交通相关Rinspeed 过去曾为大家带来过不少出色的概念车设计,在下月的日内瓦汽车展上,他们又将推出以 Tesla Model S 为基础的 XchangE。

午间下饭视频!设计师不得不看的那些经典之作

早上赶了几个小时的稿,中午吃饭时放松一下,童鞋们可能会选择刷微博、逛优设 = = 等等,不过作为设计师,选择一种“高大上”的放松方式也很好,比如看几个.

诺基亚“娱乐世界”活动发钱啦!

诺基亚目前正在开展一个名为“娱乐世界”的活动,活动旨在向全世界部分 Lumia 用户发钱和一系列游戏礼包。 发 […]

纽约时报:表情符号已在一定程度上取代文字

7月27日出版的美国《纽约时报》印刷版刊登题为《表情符号赢得文字大战》(The Emoji Have Won the Battle of Words)的评论文章称,表情符号已经成为人们的重要沟通方式,甚至在一定程度上取代了文字。但这种模式仍然存在很多缺陷。

[图]特斯拉充电站将于2015年年底覆盖全美98%的用户

特斯拉(Tesla Motors)已决定大规模生产电池,以推动其电动汽车的整体产量。此外,该公司还计划推出3万美元的Model 3。不过,制约电动车发展的最大因素,还是充电站的方便程度。

Remote Vision Through a Virtual Reality Headset (Video)

Add some material-handling devices and you'd have software-controlled Waldos, first described by Robert A. Heinlein in the 1942 short story titled Waldo. So while the idea of a pair of artificial eyes you control by moving your head (while looking at the area around the artificial eyes,

身边的大白、帕丁顿熊,及第75期获奖作者名单

上周,凡影投稿的关于电影业的文章(本期二等奖哟~)分上篇、下篇,回顾了电影的发展轨迹、并试图去描摹一些当下现象背后所潜藏的规律。

Despite new close-ups, NASA still can't explain bright spots on Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been inching closer to the dwarf planet Ceres, and it has taken the sharpest photo yet of the planetary body's mysterious bright spots as well as its unique network of cratersDawn is now in a second mapping orbit about 2,700 miles above Ceres,

《街头霸王 V》将登陆 SteamOS

就在不久前,Capcom 正式宣布《街头霸王 V》将登陆 Valve 的 SteamOS 平台,后者配套的 Steam Controller 手柄,在游戏中也会得到完整支持。实际上,这款让玩家等待了快八年的新作,将是《街霸》系列中第一款出现在 Linux 衍生系统上的作品。对 Valve 来说,此举的意义重大,毕竟他们有着用 Steam Machine 取代主机在起居室中地位的野心。根据 Capcom 之前公布的计划,《街头霸王 V》将会在 2 月 16 日正式于 PlayStation 4 和...

Report: the Pope and Google Boss Eric Schmidt Will Have an Unusual Meeting Friday

According to The Guardian, leader of the online advertising world and CEO of Alphabet Eric Schmidt will have a ‘brief conversation’ this Friday with Pope Francis, presumably not about moving the @pontifex Twitter account to Google+. Self-driving popemobile: more likely. Read more...

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