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Seven reasons not to trust Facebook to play cupid

Facebook getting into dating looks very much like a mid-life crisis — as a veteran social network desperately seeks a new strategy to stay...

Firefox will soon start blocking trackers by default

Mozilla today announced that its Firefox browser will soon by default automatically block all attempts at cross-site tracking. There are three parts to this strategy....

DuckDuckGo gets $10M from Omers for global privacy push

Pro-privacy search engine DuckDuckGo, which offers an alternative to surveillance engines like Google, has quietly picked up $10M in fresh funding from Canadian pension...

Privacy groups ask senators to confirm US surveillance oversight nominees

A coalition of privacy groups are calling on lawmakers to fill the vacant positions on the government’s surveillance oversight board, which hasn’t fully functioned...

Openbook is the latest dream of a digital life beyond Facebook

As tech’s social giants wrestle with antisocial demons that appear to be both an emergent property of their platform power, and a consequence of...

Oasis Labs raises $45 million for ‘privacy first’ cloud on blockchain

Oasis Labs has raised $45 million to build a “privacy-first” cloud computing platform with blockchain technology. Berkeley, California-based Oasis Labs is designing a platform to overcome...

EU parliament calls for Privacy Shield to be pulled until US...

The European Parliament has been making its presence felt today. As well as reopening democratic debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal by...