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Protect Your Privacy: A Hacker’s Guide To Being Cyber-Safe

Timothy Summers, University of Maryland Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward...

The iPhone – Ten Years Forward Or Backward?

Leandro Soriano Marcolino, Lancaster University The 10th anniversary of the Apple iPhone reminds us that while it was not the first smartphone, it was the...

Do You Fall Into The ‘Smart Phone, Dumb User’ Category?

The scene is dinner with close friends, a couple about to go on a long-planned voyage to Australia and New Zealand. It’s New Jersey,...

The Dark Side Of Social Sharing

On the web you can share content via social media (Facebook, Twitter, et al.) or you can share through channels which aren’t public by...

Are The Big Social Networks Saturated?

Twitter revealed its first earnings report today announcing, among other things, that the social network now has 241 million average monthly active users, up...

No Business Built on Teenager Demand is Sustainable

Perhaps the most common ‘doom and gloom’ cry for businesses — especially Internet businesses — is that teenagers, who were once their main customers, are ‘leaving in droves.’...

Why Did Facebook Buy Oculus Rift?

When Facebook plunked down $19 billion for WhatsApp, the move made perfect sense: after all, the latter is a messaging app with 400 million active users worldwide, which fits in nicely with the social network’s emphasis on connecting people together…

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry About a Bubble

Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp is seen by some as the clearest sign yet that we’re in the midst of a tech bubble that could threaten jobs in both startups and established IT firms. But not everyone agrees. “Obviously there have…

The Social Conglomerate

When news of the Facebook/WhatsApp deal broke, a lot of people gave me credit for being prescient: after all, I had just written 1,568...

WhatsApp: Diary Of A 16 Billion Dollar Startup

WhatsApp's blog: The telling diary of a 16 billion dollar startup from Andre Bourque