Days after Congress signed away your right to internet privacy, the Washington Post reports that protesters have donated over $200,000 to buy internet histories of Republican politicians. While a funny idea, donating to these campaigns is about as advisable as running your bills through a paper shredder and using that…
Digital security and its discontents—from Hillary Clinton’s emails to ransomware to Tor hacks—is in many ways one of the chief concerns of the contemporary FBI. So it makes sense that the bureau’s director, James Comey, would dip his toe into the digital torrent with a Twitter account. It also makes sense, given…
On a recent trip to Disney World, I had an unusual experience. I rode a ride. It broke. We were evacuated, and a few minutes later, I got a picture on my phone. It was an empty raft sliding down Splash Mountain, taken at precisely the moment I was walking down the emergency stairwell. It was weird.
While many fear Google’s seemingly omnipresent cameras capturing them in a vulnerable moment on the street, others have faith that the company’s blurring software will protect them. This cow’s story shows that even if Google blurs your image, you might be thrust into the limelight.
Do you remember that guy who Facebook Live-d his wife giving birth, hastening the arrival of an era where literally everything is fair game for public consumption? It turns out he had no idea what he was doing!
A Los Angeles-based musical duo who are also in a romantic relationship are selling their own sex tape, after they say someone stole it and disseminated it (for obvious reasons, they didn’t specify where the video was released or how widely it has been seen). The couple are asking that nobody view the tape but, if you…
It’s scary to think what might happen to an ordinary citizen when a celebrity puts them on blast, but my first response to this story was not compassionate.
Melania Trump did not like her GQ profile one bit, and she’s sure there’s some sort of conspiracy afoot that is directing attention towards her family.
For all the fretting about social-media-obsessed teens not grasping the concept of privacy, kids today would actually very much prefer their parents please, please stop posting about them on Facebook and elsewhere. Or at least check first.
The technology could have some, ah, implications.
The new Windows 10 has a default feature that emails parents reports about their kids’ web activity. It’s merely an invasion of privacy and probably nothing to worry about!
Advice if you want to work for Facebook: Don’t rock the boat. A student lost his internship with Facebook after provoking the company into updating its location sharing settings for Messenger.
Let’s be honest - for most people, wanting to have sex on the beach is more about crossing an item off of your sexual bucket list than having a genuinely pleasurable experience. If you’re hell bent on doing it anyway, we can help.
You know how you do that thing where you cover your face in pictures so even if your friends put them up on Facebook (without your permission, obviously) no one will be able to tell who you are? Turns out Facebook knows exactly who you are even without seeing your face.
So Twitter created a rather obscure new setting in its privacy menu called “Receive Direct Messages from Anyone.” Now, people you don’t follow can send you a direct message, or DM, in private. Here’s why this setting got people’s knickers in a bunch — for some pretty good reasons.
We get it: No one likes Facebook. Twitter is full of trolls. Social networks can be a pain, but they're also great ways to stay in touch with friends and talk to new people. Even so, every few weeks we hear from someone who wants to just "quit" Facebook altogether. Here's why that's a silly idea, and what you can do…
Do you know how much of your personal information is floating around? It's more than you think and very easy to find. Phone numbers, home addresses, email accounts. As my recent story about gamers who got swatted showed, anybody can become a target. You don't have to be someone with a million followers. Social…
I feel grumpy. It's probably too late for me to be up. There's a house full of people, some kind of party. I go to my parents' room to lie on the bed, and my Grandpa Pat comes after me. He wants a hug and a kiss. I don't feel like it. I like him, but I'm always a little shy: he's got that big barrel chest and smells…
Facebook has always had a policy of requiring users to supply their real name on the site. Enforcement has been lax, but there's still a risk of getting caught. Here's how to fly under the radar if you need to.
If you've been conscious at any point during the past 48 hours, you've probably heard about the slew of raunchy celeb selfies making their way around the internet. It didn't have to be that way; despite all appearances, you can keep your naked body off the internet. Here's how.