As most people who have tried it know: Catching a cab in San Francisco is not simple. There is no centralized dispatch service and far too few taxi stands, and wildly waving one’s arm for taxis on the street is hardly useful — although often good exercise.
Tech-savvy residents of the Bay Area carry around smartphones and tablet computers, devices that have allowed us to do vast amounts of work on the go while staying connected with friends and family. But as people walk around with these devices, they are collecting large amounts of data, including where they are at any given time — information that reveals much about our personal and professional lives. Read More
Privacy advocates, libertarians and wanna-be tech entrepreneurs were given something more to be concerned about yesterday. Hot on the heals of the infamous and disturbing “internet kill switch” pushed by the Obama administration, comes the social media snoop code requirement. Read More