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Community Insights Policy Security & Privacy

Tech is Not at a Crossroads–the Only Path is Towards Privacy

Trust, transparency, and ethics must become the foundation of our business ecosystem, writes this tech leader. But up until now, most companies have done little to protect customer privacy when revenue weighs in the balance.   More

Analytics & Data Artificial Intelligence Security & Privacy

The New Mood Ring

The “affect recognition” market could be worth $56 billion by 2024. But humans misread human emotion, why should computers fare better?   More

Analytics & Data Security & Privacy Tech & Society

Saving our Souls in the Digital Age

As faith moves online, religious belief is ripe for exploitation by the technological gods of the 21st century. Let us pray that law and regulation around the world will be up to the task.   More

Analytics & Data Media & Marketing Security & Privacy

How to solve ad tech’s “identity crisis” – before monopolists take control and consumers pay the price

Billions of people rely on digital services and online content to connect them to the rest of the world. Foursquare's Josh Cohen says it's possible to to build a future where consumer privacy is protected, monopolies are avoided, and ad tech companies can access the data they need.   More

Analytics & Data Community Insights Security & Privacy

Research Calls Into Question Our Ability to Consent to Data Collection

New research has shown that the general public’s lack of understanding about data and technology runs deeper than what our current privacy laws take into account.   More

Security & Privacy Tech & Society The Future of Work

A Boomer Zoomer Talks to Zoom’s Chief Product Officer

Oded Gal is Chief Product Officer at Zoom. Raskin spoke with him the morning after her family’s Zoom Passover Seder and right after a morning Zoom gym class.   More

Security & Privacy Tech & Society

WhatsApp is a Threat to Society. Here’s How to Fix It.

More than 1.5 billion people use WhatsApp, and the platform's astonishing scale and speed have become vehicles for dangerous ammunition.   More

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