10 Tips to Protect Yourself on Social Networks | Robert Siciliano

With the prevalence of mobile devices, more than ever, it’s easy for us to share our lives with the world. And yes, social networks are all about staying in touch with friends and family, and sharing events in your life, but perhaps it’s too easy to share information? continue

Apple, Facebook, others defy authorities, increasingly notify users of secret data demands after Snowden revelations

Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data, saying that users have a right to know in advance when their information is targeted for government seizure.

Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook’s future, from VR to anonymity

No one ever accused Mark Zuckerberg of standing pat.

The Facebook social network has expanded to over 1.2 billion people across the globe, and the company has successfully moved its primary application — “the big blue app” — onto smartphones.

Datagate, Obama incontra i ceo di Google e Facebook 

Il presidente Usa chiama nello studio Ovale i vertici delle aziende hi-tech su “protezione dati e intelligence”. Tra una settimana la pubblicazione del piano di riforma del monitoraggio dei dati chiesto al segretario alla Giustizia Eric Holder

Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk 

After a surprise appearance by Edward Snowden at TED2014, Chris Anderson said: “If the NSA wants to respond, please do.” And yes, they did. Appearing by video, NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett answers Anderson’s questions about the balance between security and protecting privacy.

Everything You Need to Know About the New Privacy-Focused Smartphones 

A new generation of privacy-focused smartphones hit the scene at Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month. On the surface, they’re all pretty exciting, but do you really need one of them to keep your data safe from prying eyes? Here’s what you need to know.

Telecom firms mine for gold in big data despite privacy concerns

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Last year’s revelations over the U.S. tapping of phone and internet data gave telecoms firms pause for thought over whether they should sell their “big data” for gain, but the commercial potential could prove irresistible.

Facebook-WhatsApp, la paura degli utenti: “La nostra privacy è a rischio, boicottiamoli”

Dopo l’accordo tra i due colossi, in rete nascono petizioni per ‘migrare’ dal social network di Zuckerberg o iscriversi alle alternative dell’instant messaging di Acton e Koum. L’appello al garante dei dati personali è mirato a vigilare attentamente. Fb potrebbe voler estendere agli utenti del servizio acquisito le sue analisi su gusti e interazioni, interconnettendo e integrando i dati e le informazioni raccolte nei propri database

Twitter Transparency Report H2 2013: 46 Country Specific Details, 365 Removal Requests, 13 Withheld … 

With social networking becoming a routine in the common man’s life, freedom of speech is being challenged like never before. During such times the depth in Transparency Reports by social networking giants is becoming a crucial factor. Twitter, the 140 character network has been publishing such reports since 2012 and it has now released the Transparency Report for H2 2013 i.e. from Jul 1- Dec 31 2013.

Facebook loses privacy case in Germany, may help Europeans protect data 

Many countries in Europe, especially France and Germany, are concerned with the way the U.S. government and U.S.-based companies treat privacy. So much so, in fact, that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have plans to discuss a special European data network free from the intrusive policies of the U.S.

IBM, AT&T Hook Up on Internet of Things 

IBM and AT&T on Tuesday announced they were forming a global alliance to develop solutions for the Internet of Things. They will be combining their analytic platforms, cloud and security technologies — all with privacy in mind — to gain insights from machine-to-machine data collected by a variety of industries.

Edoardo Facchini

Sir Jony Ive – he’s a Knight, don’t forget! – did disappear from Apple’s executive biopage this morning, but don’t worry, he still works there. 

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Facebook at 10: How it grew from a social network to a social phenomenon

A decade ago, four friends launched a service in their Harvard dorm room. TheFacebook.com was originally supposed to be just a social network, but what wound up happening over the the course of its history surprisedeven the man who would be the face of the company.

Google Fails To Prevent UK Court From Hearing Privacy Suit

It’s rare that courts rule they don’t have jurisdiction to hear cases arising from events that happened on their own soil. Thus, predictably, Google has lost its bid to dismiss a UK-based civil complaint, arising out of the “Cookiegate” episode

4.6 million Snapchat user names and phone numbers reportedly affected by data breach. What it means for users:

Snapchat, a company that has made a name for itself by offering people a way to send very private correspondence, has suffered a very public leak of its users’ information. And there doesn’t appear to be much that users can do about it.