Tech Giants Seek Surveillance Limits
Mobile Shopping Goes Mainstream
FTC Ends App Customer Data Inquiry
IBM Expands Cloud Consulting
Microsoft Stepping Up Privacy Efforts
Some of the biggest companies in Internet technology have penned an open letter to President Obama and members of Congress, warning that government surveillance is harming public trust in the Internet.
More than ever this holiday season, smartphones and tablets are the way to shop. Thanksgiving weekend set records for mobile sales and traffic, accounting for nearly 40 percent of online traffic.
The FTC on Thursday announced it had reached a tentative settlement in an inquiry into the Flashlight app developer's alleged deceptive privacy practices with a series of concessions, but no fines.
Recognizing that a "one size fits all" approach does not always work, IBM is now offering a set of customized clouds for specific industries, like insurance and HR, as well as line-of-business buyers.
Redmond wants to become a leader in a newly competitive space: your privacy. Microsoft said it's expanding encryption across all of its services to guard against snooping by governments.