A priest’s phone location data outed his private life. It could happen to anyone.

How an unregulated market for personal data is legal, and what it means for your own data.
  • Jul 22, 2021

Lots of apps use your personal contacts. Few will tell you what they do with them.

Our personal contacts can reveal a lot about us, but there is little transparency and few protections around how the information is shared from your phone with third-party apps.
  • Jul 15, 2021

After pandemic free-for-all, parents struggle to reinstate screen-time rules

Families are figuring out how to bring back limits on YouTube and video games in time for summer.
  • Jun 26, 2021

Facebook responded to its Oversight Board’s recommendations on Trump. Here’s everything you need to know

Facebook is expected to soon announce how it plans to handle a number of policy recommendations from its Oversight Board, including what to do about former president Trump’s suspended account.
  • Jun 10, 2021

iPhones get better video calls, paid privacy protection and virtual driver’s licenses in iOS 15

Expect software updates for iPhones and iPads and privacy changes at Apple’s all-virtual developer conference
  • Jun 7, 2021

Ransomware attacks are closing schools, delaying chemotherapy and derailing everyday life

After years of warnings, the impact of ransomware finally hits home for regular people.
  • Jun 5, 2021

Five things to know about Facebook’s Trump decision

The social media giant banned the former president for two years and clarified some content moderation rules.
  • Jun 4, 2021

As offices open back up, not all tech companies are sold on a remote future

Tech companies were the first to send workers home. Now, they’re figuring out how and whether to bring them back.
  • Jun 4, 2021

The latest feature on crime app Citizen raises alarms as it accuses the wrong man of arson

The Citizen app offered a $30,000 reward for information on a suspect connected to a Los Angeles wildfire. But it was the wrong man.
  • May 21, 2021