A study that looked at more than a billion tweets and the geographic connections between 71 million users across the globe shows how Twitter has changed the way we communicate and helped erase geographical barriers.
Welcome to the Summer of 2013. Welcome to the summer when you’re not quite sure which of your Internet activities are being tracked. When you want to start Snapchatting everyone because at least then data 'disappears'. Except when it doesn’t?
PRISM, it turns out, is essentially a method for the government to focus its data collection practices. Happily, its disclosure via Snowden has allowed our society another discussion about what privacy should entail, and what our constitutional right to privacy in fact is. This isn’t a small question.
Early reports suggested Twitter was going to emerge as one of the few top Silicon Valley companies to refuse government requests for information under its PRISM program. Turns out, Yahoo tried to fight as well.
More than half of teens and young adults online are affected by cyberbullying. From North America to Europe to Australia, suicide after cyberbullying is becoming a more common problem. For some people, the solution is simple: blame technology. But, how much responsibility do social networking sites have when cyberbullying turns deadly?
Before allegedly becoming part of the secret National Security Agency surveillance program PRISM, Yahoo fought against it in court, in what was until now a secret challenge. The company eventually lost and had to comply, according to new reports.
The rumors are true. Amazon is providing cloud services to the CIA. But what’s most intriguing about the multi-million-dollar deal is not what Amazon is doing, but how the company is doing it — and what that means for the future of that thing called cloud computing.
Jill Lepore: As a matter of historical analysis, the relationship between secrecy and privacy can be stated in an axiom: the defense of privacy follows, and never precedes, the emergence of new technologies for the exposure of secrets. In other words, the case for privacy always comes too late.
Last week's bombshell stories by The Guardian and The Washington Post accused some of the biggest names in tech of willingly working with the NSA to give up your data. It now appears that those stories misread the technical details and got the story wrong.
The revelation of Prism this month by the Washington Post and Guardian newspapers has touched off the latest round in a decade-long debate over what limits to impose on government eavesdropping, which the Obama administration says is essential to keep the nation safe.