Claire Cain Miller's article about Google's bungling in China is packed with funny moments, but this is my favorite: "Mr. Schmidt asked that Google remove from the search engine information about a political donation he had made. Sheryl Sandberg, a Google executive who is now Facebook's chief operating officer, told him that was unacceptable."
ProtonMail provided the IP address of a user to Swiss authorities, investigating a climate change activist known to use an email address at the privacy-promising service. ProtonMail has said in the past that it does not collect user data, but it also admits it must yield to the authorities in Switzerland and has now deleted… READ THE REST
When I walk out the door, I can't help but run through my "phone, wallet, keys" checklist. Perhaps that list may shorten as digital ID options gain popularity. "Residents of Arizona and Georgia will soon be able to use their iPhones and Apple Watches as digital driver's licenses or ID cards. People living in Kentucky, Maryland,… READ THE REST
Apple will scan iPhones for known sexually explicit images of children and for messages to children that contain sexually explicit language. The move pleases child protection groups, but the privacy ramifications alarm everyone else—and undermine the company's efforts to present itself as a privacy-conscious alternative to Google and Facebook. The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that… READ THE REST
There's no more helpless feeling than the moment you realize you've been robbed. The mix of anger, fear, and a sense of violation are enough to turn your stomach. And in addition to stolen items, there's usually clean-up and repair needed since 95 percent of burglaries involve a forced entry. As horrible as it feels,… READ THE REST
Okay, so you're not the best cook, but we all have our flaws. And at least your creations are edible, right? Sure, that recipe for peanut butter and jelly chicken wasn't the best option to feed a dinner party, but it surely could have been worse than just a mild case of the runs after.… READ THE REST
We as humans run the gamut in super weird food allergies, from gluten to seafood (and, consequentially, cicadas apparently), but your precious pet may also be allergic to a host of other foods you're unknowingly feeding them. Everything from proteins to wheat could be causing your critter distress unbeknownst to you, and that's pretty scary.… READ THE REST