Research: The Taking Economy: Uber, Information, and Power

Sharing economy firms such as Uber and Airbnb facilitate trusted transactions between strangers on digital platforms. This creates...

“Intimacy and the IoT” talk given at UC Berkeley

Popular discourse would have us believe that the IoT is the greatest boon to humanity since electricity, or the greatest threat to...

IoT Vibrator maker settles out of court for violating users’ privacy

We-Vibe, the bold "smart sex toy" firm has agreed to pay thousands of dollars to each user active before September 6, 2016, after...

Another IoT toy security failure: 2 million voice messages left exposed

Maker of cuddly connected devices Spiral Toys have joined a small but growing club of toymakers now infamous for compromising the...

eHealth Privacy Policy Challenge

Challenge.gov, the official organizer of US federal tech/science competitions, has unveiled the Privacy Policy Snapshot Challenge...

CES 2017 – Day One, Privacy Wrap-up

Today was the first official day of 2017's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and I walked the show floor to see this year's...

FTC launches $25K contest for smart home IoT security tool

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is offering $25,000 (and runner-up prizes) for a "technical solution" that would protect...

Report: Health Wearable Devices in the Big Data Era

The report documents a number of current digital health marketing practices that threaten the privacy of consumer health...

Former Uber Employee Claims Violations of Privacy Rights

A former Uber employee is suing the company for whistleblower retaliation, exposing a startling set of claims about data privacy...