Data Protection

tech

Senators Want to Put a Price Tag on Your Data to Protect You Against Big Tech

The proposed bill would give users a peek under the hood. And tech critics say that could be a crucial step toward holding Silicon Valley giants accountable.
David Uberti
6.24.19
tech-social-media

Facebook Quietly Changes Search Tool Used by Investigators, Abused By Companies

Facebook’s Graph Search allowed anyone to search a wealth of public data on Facebook in very specific ways, such as searching content for keywords in a particular point in time.
Joseph Cox
6.10.19
uber

Uber just got hit with another fine for the massive data breach it tried to hide

The company showed a "complete disregard for the customers and drivers whose personal information was stolen.”
Tim Hume
11.27.18
gdpr

How to Use GDPR To Stop Data Breaches Screwing You Over

You may just think of the GDPR as a privacy law. But you can use it to remove your sensitive data from company servers in anticipation of a hack.
Joseph Cox
7.16.18
snapchat

Snapchat’s CEO just got real bitchy about Facebook’s data leak

"We would really appreciate it if they copied our data protection practices also."
David Gilbert
5.30.18
Silicon Divide

Why Does Silicon Valley Want to Get So Many Women Pregnant?

Investors hope fertility apps will help women deliver healthy babies, but what they also hope users will deliver is a lot of sensitive data.
Sarah Emerson
4.22.16
video

The City That Has Its Own Operating System

In the first episode of the UK Motherboard Show, we visit Bristol’s smart city project and talk hyperconnected futures.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
10.29.15
Facebook

Europe Ruled Its Data-Sharing Agreement With US Tech Companies Invalid

A case concerning Facebook data and the NSA has dealt a fatal blow to the widely-used pact that let companies easily transfer data from the EU to the US.
Joseph Cox
10.6.15
uk

A Clinic's Email Screwup Revealed 780 Patients' HIV Status

When the difference between CC and BCC is really important.
Joseph Cox
9.2.15
Internet

Missing Links: What's Next for the Right to Be Forgotten

A year on, Europe's order for Google to remove links is as controversial as ever.
Nicole Kobie
5.14.15
VICE vs Video games

This Was the Week in Video Games

The Peter Molyneux controversy continued, something called the World Video Game Hall of Fame came into being, and a bunch of games came out.
Mike Diver
2.20.15
americas

After Latest Blunder, Privacy Watchdog Chief Calls Uber 'Out of Control'

Uber is facing another PR crisis after an executive suggested the company should hire a team of researchers to discredit critical journalists.
Olivia Crellin
11.19.14
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