Facebook must ‘come clean’ about teen mood research and ad targeting, consumer groups demand

May 9, 2017 Bob Sullivan 0

Facebook should release secret research it has done to psychologically analyze teen-age users, U.S. consumer groups demanded on Wednesday, after reports surfaced in Australian media that the social media giant had come with up techniques to predict kids’ emotional states — placing them in buckets like “defeated,” “overwhelmed,” “stressed,” “stupid,” “useless,” and [Keep reading]

VIDEO: Breaking encryption will not make us safer

November 19, 2015 Bob Sullivan 0

I talked to NBC’s Pete Williams yesterday about the encryption debate that has raged since the Paris terror attacks.  The debate got additional legs when New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance released a white paper Wednesday arguing that Apple and Google should be forced to include backdoors in their smartphones. [Keep reading]

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