Apple, Amazon, Twitter to testify before Senate on data privacy

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Mobile Ecosystem, Privacy

Congress isn’t done with Silicon Valley yet. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is set to hold a hearing on Sept. 26 called “Examining Safeguards for Consumer Data Privacy.” “This hearing will provide leading technology companies and internet service providers an opportunity to explain their approaches to privacy, how they plan to address […]

Election Security Concerns: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Testifies Before Congress

Posted Posted in Highlights, Internet Economics, Privacy

Facebook and Twitter executives plan to defend their companies in two congressional hearings, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections. Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey will also face angry Republicans who claim the companies have shown evidence of bias […]

Here’s the Conversation We Really Need to Have About Bias at Google

Posted Posted in Internet Economics, Privacy

We at Ernieapp believe that solution resides in people’s informed decisions based on awareness and education about how these amazing free internet services platforms work. Bias is rather the result of people “key wording” searches than platform mishandling. The search engine algorithm performs better and better based on how often and how diverse are people […]

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Posted Posted in Privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent […]