Someone claiming to be a former employee of Google claims the internet giant has systematically robbed its AdSense clients -- an allegation Google has quickly denied.
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.
With Facebook and Google cited by consumers as "worst abusers" of private data, is this week's White House report on big data and privacy -- and its discrimination concerns -- too little, too late?
Twitter changed its popular six-second video sharing app Vine to a strict "no porn" policy and answered our questions about the change.
Prior to the start of Super Bowl 48, the stadium's internal Wi-Fi login credentials were inadvertently broadcast on national TV.
In light of news that a high-profile outing resulted in one transgender woman's suicide, Violet Blue re-examines Google's outing of transgender users with its ongoing Google Plus privacy failures.
As one San Francisco dominatrix prepares for her $42,000 one-hour cam show, the event marks the Internet's permanent dethroning of the porn industry's static revenue and content models.
The relationship between Yahoo and its Mail users feels like a sickeningly protracted cycle of abuse, but this week it conceded and gave Tabs back to users -- but anyone missing emails is still out in the cold.
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After a public UI and technical failure with its October redesign, Yahoo Mail miraculously gets worse as it goes. And then, Yahoo acknowledges delivery failures stretching back to November 25.
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