Perhaps now, though, in its time of privacy reckoning, Facebook will reconsider the mandatory nature of this particular feature. It’s about time, because People You May Know has been getting on people’s nerves for over 10 years.
Last year, we launched an investigation into how Facebook's People You May Know tool makes its creepily accurate recommendations. By November, we had it mostly figured out: Facebook has nearly limitless access to all the phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, and social media handles most people on Earth have ever used.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff has deployed a quadcopter drone for rescue and reconnaissance. But will the public accept that these aerial officers come in peace?
There's a difficult tension between users' right to privacy, and defendants' right to a fair trial.
Amid concerns about Ethiopia's human rights abuses, the NSA forged a secret relationship with the country that expanded exponentially over the years.
The spy agency didn’t care about copyright violations; it was trying to determine if it could find valuable intelligence.
It has tracked cell phones for military training and flown a camera that can watch over a city for hours at a time.
As law enforcement began evicting residents of North Dakota’s Oceti Sakowin camp, the private security company reached for ways to stay in business.