Android Privacy, Facebook’s App Store, and the FCC

I’m in Ur Apps Privacy-minded Android users got a shock this week when Carnegie Mellon announced the results of a recent app privacy study. It turns out that dozens of popular apps track their users’ locations to within a 50-meter radius, approximately every three minutes. Yep, your apps know more about your whereabouts than your […]

Free internet, Fire flops, and iWork for all

“The internet is the ultimate vehicle for free expression. It is simply too important to allow broadband providers to make the rules.” Yesterday an historic decision was made by the FCC. In a 3-2 vote, it was decided that the Internet will be reclassified as a utility under Title II. If you’re not sure what […]

Net Neutrality: A Primer

  This Thursday, February 26, Net Neutrality comes up for a vote (that is, if the Republicans don’t get their wish for a delay), and it looks likely to go through. Obama has expressed his support, and the tide of public opinion is on the side of Neutrality. If you’re like a lot of people, […]