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Apple Pay"s success has rivals scrambling to catch up, could make PayPal an acquisition target

The strong initial success of Apple Pay, combined with the news that eBay will spin off PayPal, has led to expectations that PayPal could be a major acquisition target for mobile companies vying for users' wallets......»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJan 30th, 2015

Dropbox received 275 government requests for user data in the past six months

With increasing concerns about government access to user data, tech companies try to appease us with reports on how frequently they’re asked to turn over information on users. Dropbox today released its own semiannual transparency report. In the time p.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsJan 28th, 2015

HealthCare.gov sends out users' personal info to ad companies

HealthCare.gov, the health insurance exchange website operated by the US government, is sending out personal health information about its users to at least 14 (and likely more) third-party websites be........»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2015

Going postal: Reporter sues government for spying from USPS network

Sharyl Attkisson seeks $35 million in damages from DOJ and USPS. Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS investigative reporter who published her claims of government intimidation, electronic surveillance, and cyber-attacks in a book last fall, has begun .....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 6th, 2015

Twitter and Facebook told to simplify their privacy terms

The UK Government's Science and Technology Committee has warned social media websites that their terms and conditions are too labyrinthine, and therefore not fit for demonstrating that users have given informed consent of how the companies use their data......»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2014

Uber scandal: Worried about NSA spying? It"s Silicon Valley billionaires you need to watch

I trust big government agencies with my data more than profit-making companies, says Willard Foxton.....»»

Category: topSource:  telegraphRelated NewsNov 18th, 2014

Apple, Google, Facebook, other tech companies lobbying to stop NSA spying before new congress takes over in January

Bloomberg reports that groups representing Apple, Google, Facebook and other high profile tech companies are lobbying to pass a new bill that attempts to limit NSA spying of email and communications of their users. The report says the groups are “pushin.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsNov 15th, 2014

Study: more Americans fear spying from corporations than the government (also, clowns)

A new study finds that more Americans fear spying from corporations than the government (but only slightly) Both tech companies and the U.S. government have raised the ire of privacy hawks. This may explain why even though Congress hasn’t done .....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2014

Are “warrant canaries” legal? Twitter wants to save tech’s warning signal of government spying

Warrant canaries -- which tech companies are using to tell people that the government is NOT using secret orders -- are the new frontline in the legal fight over surveillance......»»

Category: mediaSource:  gigaomRelated NewsOct 11th, 2014

Twitter sues US government after FBI stifles parts of “Transparency Report”

Twitter took an important step to throw more light on the legal processes the federal government uses to spy on users -- the lawsuit seeks to expand earlier free speech rights….....»»

Category: mediaSource:  gigaomRelated NewsOct 7th, 2014

Twitter Is Suing the Government So it Can Tell You More About Surveillance

Twitter is making a First Amendment argument over transparency Twitter is suing the U.S. Justice Department to disclose more information about the types of data the government seeks about Twitter users. Twitter, which has acted as a staunch free spee.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsOct 7th, 2014

China promoting development of MEMS industry

In view of strong demand for MEMS components from China-based smartphone vendors, the China government has been promoting the development of the local MEMS industry by teaming up its wafer foundry houses, IC design companies and semiconductor equipment su.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 16th, 2014

Tinder close to finalizing its advertising system

The pattern should be clear by now: social networking companies offer their service to users for free, and once they grow to a certain level, it's time to start making money with advertisements. Well, everyone's favorite swipe-right-swipe-left dating app .....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News7 hr. 44 min. ago

Chinese Web Firms Delete Accounts

Chinese Internet companies have deleted tens of thousands of user accounts as the country prepares to enforce new registration rules that will further cement government control over online discourse......»»

Category: topSource:  wsjRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2015

Interview: How to captivate and engage your online community: is social media past it?

Jordan Kretchmer is the founder and CEO of Livefyre.com, a platform that helps brands and media companies build and manage real-time content experiences on their own sites. Over 1,000 customers strong, it's powering real-time content and social on most of.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2015

U.S. says absurd Chinese rules on selling technology to banks violate trade agreements

The U.S. government has accused China of violating trade agreements by imposing “intrusive” and “protectionist” rules that would prevent companies like Apple selling technology to Chinese banks. The regulations, announced by China .....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2015

Pakistan: Give us your fingerprints or lose your phone service

In an effort to create a national biometric database, Pakistani authorities are giving cell phone users an ultimatum: Verify your identity by submitting your fingerprints to the government, or their phone service will be shut off Mobile use in Pakistan ha.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2015

Companies should never try to intercept their users" encrypted traffic

Lenovo's disgraceful use of Superfish to compromise its users' security is just the tip of the iceberg: everywhere we look, companies have decided that it's a good idea to sneakily subvert their users' encryption. Read the rest.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2015

Net Neutrality Prevails In Historic FCC Vote

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve strong net neutrality rules in a stunning decision that defies vocal, months-long opposition by telecom and cable companies and Republicans on Capitol Hill. Democratic Commissi.....»»

Category: topSource:  huffingtonpostRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2015

Branch Metrics Raises $15 Million For Its Smarter Mobile Deep Linking Technology

 Palo Alto-based Branch Metrics, one of the many companies focused on developing better mobile deep linking technology – that is, links that point users to specific pages within mobile applications themselves – is announcing today the clo.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2015