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Community Insights Innovation Security & Privacy

3 Urgent Principles for Future-Proofing Infrastructure

Improving America’s physical and digital infrastructure must be treated as a matter of national security, writes Cisco’s former chairman and CEO.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Security & Privacy

Why Facebook’s New Privacy Cop Will Fail

The world’s largest social media company must have an independent monitor, as a result of a federal privacy settlement. But the monitor will lack the authority to have meaningful impact, argues the Dean of Global Business at Tufts.   More

Community Insights Security & Privacy Tech & Society

The App Economy Has a Problem With Strangers

The author explains why tech companies have an urgent responsibility to create tools to protect consumer safety.   More

Security & Privacy Tech & Society

How Facebook and Google Changed Privacy’s Meaning

To understand privacy, you have to define it. Our writers unpack the evolving meaning of privacy in the digital age.   More

Net Giants Policy Security & Privacy

Zuckerberg’s Regulatory About-Face

Mark Zuckerberg took a major new step over the weekend, issuing a blunt call for government intervention to set rules for the internet – and Facebook. This is a sea change, and historic, even if far too late. Yet, Facebook’s CEO deserves credit for finally and clearly acknowledging that the respective roles of government and net platforms has to change.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Opinion Security & Privacy

A Zucker-Wolf in Privacy-Sheep’s Clothing

Despite his supposedly "Privacy-Focused Vision," it seems clear that Zuckerberg will not voluntarily go where he must. So we must force him to make needed changes in the core Facebook business model, one way or another.   More

Democracy Net Giants Security & Privacy

To Protect Net Freedom, We Have to Work Together

Governments in too many countries build fake websites to catch us, or jam satellite signals to prevent information from traveling over their borders.   Journalists are often jailed and too often their lives are in danger. Our world is experiencing a steady decrease in freedom and that should concern all of us.   More

Finance Partner Insights Security & Privacy

Why Banks Could Be Your Ally for Managing Identity

“You have zero privacy,” Scott McNealy, CEO of then-mighty Sun Microsystems famously said back in 1999, “Get over it.” His words have echoed through the subsequent two decades, too often seeming prescient. Now a fatalism has set in among consumers about what companies know about us and how much data is escaping our control.   More

Government Net Giants Security & Privacy

After Latest Facebook Fiasco, Focus Falls on Federal Commission

The New York Times revealed Facebook had secret deals with numerous companies for access to user data. It's only the latest of many privacy crises for Facebook. What next? The Federal Trade Commission had already reopened a longstanding action against Facebook, and new Chair Joseph Simons has indicated this is exactly the kind of behavior he intends to take action about.   More

Security & Privacy

What Tech Investors Get Wrong About Privacy

Data breaches are now so commonplace that consumers have become conditioned to them. In 2018, personal information was compromised by airlines, mobile carriers, and of course social networks. As today’s tech giants mature, they all need to evolve from ‘good enough’ products to those differentiated by useful and indispensable features.  With the smartphone boom coming […]   More

From the Magazine Security & Privacy

The Cookie That Ate The World

Early web engineers thought a browser "cookie" would be a simple and friendly way for sites to know you had returned. They miscalculated.   More

Partner Insights Security & Privacy

Identity is the Steam Engine of the Digital Economy.

We need to move into a world where consumers are in control of their information and can grant trusted institutions approval to exchange information with counterparties to complete a transaction. Our partner, Capital One, makes the case that banks are the right institution to help you manage your identity online.   More

Security & Privacy Techonomy Events

WWW Inventor Wants to Take Back the Web

Kicking off the Techonomy 2018 conference Sunday in Half Moon Bay, Ca., Tim Berners-Lee shared his plan for how to “reset” the web and help users regain control from the corporate powers that have usurped it.   More

Community Insights Security & Privacy

New Ratings Bring Accountability to P2P Payment Services

Consumer Reports is introducing a new type of rating of P2P payment services that allows consumers to compare them based on how responsibly they handle user data.   More

Community Insights Security & Privacy

The Lessons of 9/11 Can Help Stop Internet Disinformation

Seventeen years after 9/11, we are at another inflection point of equal importance that requires partnership and cooperation between the public and private sectors: the containment of disinformation.   More

Community Insights Security & Privacy Society

Disinformation and Data Attacks Will Get Worse

Disinformation tactics are getting more and more sophisticated. These are cross-platform, multi-industry threats, and the solutions will be cross-platform and collaborative.   More

Community Insights Security & Privacy

Cybersecurity: A Critical Check in M&A

Cybersecurity due diligence in the M&A deal process should move from being a priority for only technical and information security teams — and an irritating afterthought to corporate development teams — to a high priority among business executives across all industries.   More

Government Media & Marketing Security & Privacy

Senator Warner: 20 Ways to Tame Social Media

A new paper from Senator Mark Warner lays out some of the policy options for taming the tech giants — but does it stop short?   More

Analytics & Data Security & Privacy

User Control Could Fix the Privacy Problem

User identity is broken on social networks. Biometric data about people, protected by encryption, could return the balance of power to where it belongs—­with consumers.   More

Opinion Security & Privacy Society The Internet

Why Schrage Left Facebook

Elliot Schrage was a loyal and effective leader for Facebook, but his departure indicates significant shifts are underway at this so-controversial company. Watch who the next policy chief is to see if real change is likely.   More