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For The Web logo Is It Time to Stand Up for the Web?

Does the Web need fixing? Widely acknowledged as the creator of the World Wide Web back in 1994 and the current Director of the World Wide Web Consortium on web standards, Tim Berners-Lee launched #ForTheWeb to help resolve what the organization views as current risks and future challenges.

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Pamela Rentz
smart city Georgia Tech IoT Study: Takeaways for Smart Cities

The internet of things has sky-high expectations, and smart cities, where devices connect across public and private sectors, is one of the drivers fueling the fervor. But there are also skeptics saying the IoT is slow to materialize, which poses questions about risks surrounding cyber security and privacy.

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Pamela Rentz
Cyber Threat Predictions for 2016 and Privacy Protection Tips

The growing proliferation of digital dust is one of the key findings from the 2016 Emerging Cyber Threats Report issued annually by the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and Research Institute.

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Pamela Rentz
Tim Cook Intensifies Online Privacy Debate

"... (S)ome of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information. They're gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that's wrong." —Tim Cook, Apple CEO

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Anuj Magazine
FTC Says Internet of Things Needs Security Safeguards

Based on input from technology, academic, and industry leaders—as well as comments from consumer advocates and the general public—the Federal Trade Commission released a report on the Internet of Things with privacy and security steps that businesses should take.

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Pamela Rentz
Will Ello Be Able to Upset Facebook?

News about the emergence of the social network Ello went viral in the last few weeks. Ello has earned a lot of interest because of its position as an anti-Facebook social network. Will Ello be able to live up to the hype and become a Facebook killer?

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Anuj Magazine
Tech Companies and Governments: A Love-Hate Relationship

Technology companies and their countries' governments work together for the advancement of the nations as a whole, creating new jobs and bolstering the economy. But due to privacy issues, tech companies are now controlling what user information they expose—and governments don't always play along.

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Mukesh Sharma
Big Data, Big Brother, and Big Questions

We should all be aware of our credit score—the important number used to determine interest rates and insurance costs. What you may not be aware of is how big data is being used to score you on many areas of your daily life. Joe Townsend explores the connection between big data and big brother.

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Joe Townsend