Just after Apple announced iOS 6 Facebook integration and contact sync Facebook forced new email addresses on its users. Is this a lock-in?
Violet Blue unapologetically covers the intersection of tech trends and media stories about corruption, hypocrisy and redemption from tech's fault line, San Francisco.
Violet Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. She contributes to ZDNet, CNET, CBS News, and SF Appeal.
Ten fake OkCupid profiles show that men face extreme competition on digital dating websites.
A meeting on mobile applications and data privacy will be held on July 12 to start enforcement of Obama's digital Privacy Bill of Rights.
San Francisco startup Skout rape charge nightmare, social network pedo scandal loses investors, Tomb Raider fans hate new sexual victim Lara Croft, Apple adds same-sex emoticons.
Louis Theroux goes anti-porn for ISP filters, Groupon self-censors over adult, eHarmony's LinkedIn password breach, Girls Gone Wild go for Bitcoin and PETA.xxx.
Voting on unprecedented snooping "cybersecurity" bill CISPA, widely opposed by organizations and individuals alike, has been delayed again.
The viral Facebook Privacy Notice is a fraud and shows that user trust is at an all time low.
The EFF's new privacy and protection report card shows Twitter, Sonic and Google as today’s top trustworthy tech companies.
Internet outcry rises after Jay Leno uses a YouTube video without permission and NBC removes it with a copyright claim takedown.
Google opposes UK porn filters, a fake porn profile nets felony charges, Faceporn trumps Facebook and iPads are for porn.