Google last week did something that is really hard to find objectionable: It said it deleted quite a few ("tens of thousands") nude pictures stolen from celebrities. But as with anything that involves such an influential company as Google, this move creates a precedent, and it's a dangerous one.
Stories by Evan Schuman
The evidence keeps mounting that companies that put out mobile apps are not paying nearly enough attention to security.
Even if a company were willing to expunge personal data that it had been authorized to collect, the realities of IT systems mean it probably could never completely do that.
Tech overreach now has its mascot: the True Love Tester bra. How do companies green-light such hare-brained product ideas?
Why would anyone be comfortable with social networking sites sending out messages in their name?
Instagram is going to let you send messages and images to small subsets of your friends and family. It's a clever way to get more of your data into the hands of marketers.