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FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

FTC Looking at Rules to Corral Tech Firms' Data Collection

PERSONAL TECH | By Marcy Gordon | Aug 12, 2022

Whether it's the fitness tracker on your wrist, the "smart" home appliances in your house or the latest kids' fad going viral, they all produce a trove of personal data for big tech companies.

Scientists Use Tiny Trackers, Plane to Follow Moths on Move

Scientists Use Tiny Trackers, Plane to Follow Moths on Move

SCIENCE | By Maddie Burakoff | Aug 12, 2022

Trillions of insects migrate across the globe each year, yet little is known about their journeys. So to look for clues, scientists in Germany took to the skies.

Online Privacy in a Post-Roe World

Online Privacy in a Post-Roe World

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 11, 2022

The case of a Nebraska woman charged with helping her teenage daughter end her pregnancy after investigators obtained Facebook messages between the two has raised fresh concerns about data privacy in the post-Roe world.

Former Twitter Worker Convicted of Spying for Saudi Arabia

Former Twitter Worker Convicted of Spying for Saudi Arabia

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay and Matt O'Brien | Aug 10, 2022

A former Twitter employee has been convicted of failing to register as an agent for Saudi Arabia and other charges after accessing private data on users critical of the kingdom's government in a spy case.

Do Spiders Sleep? Study Suggests They May Snooze Like Humans

Do Spiders Sleep? Study Suggests They May Snooze Like Humans

SCIENCE | By Maddie Burakoff | Aug 9, 2022

It's a question that keeps some scientists awake at night: Do spiders sleep?

Researchers Ask Census to Stop Controversial Privacy Method

Researchers Ask Census to Stop Controversial Privacy Method

PERSONAL TECH | By Mike Schneider | Aug 9, 2022

Prominent demographers are asking the U.S. Census Bureau to abandon a controversial method for protecting survey and census participants' confidentiality.

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