MIT researchers built a data protector that still lets you use your apps

Giving away personal data in exchange for services can be a heavy trade-off. On one hand, it seems obvious - just be careful about who you give your data to and what you

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Candice So

Google Glass Explorer builds real-world apps for futuristic headgear

One of Canada's 10 Google Glass Explorers is trying to get Toronto ready for the wearable technology that he says has big potential to change people's every day lives, launching three apps that

Published on: August 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp, 14 others sued for privacy-invading mobile apps

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp and 14 other companies have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of distributing privacy-invading mobile applications.The lawsuit was filed by a group of 13 individuals in the United

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

Yelp ratings tied directly to revenue impact in Harvard report

Depending on the neighborhood, the fire-engine red "People Love Us on Yelp" sticker outnumbers sedate-looking "Zagat Rated" emblems or fading newspaper reviews on restaurant doors. There's no mistaking the power--and, let's face it,

Published on: November 17th, 2011 Narasu Rebbapragada

Facebook goes Places with new location services tool

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg late on Wednesday announced the company's latest creation, a foray into the world of location-based services called Facebook Places."This is going to be a really fun and interesting summer,"

Published on: August 20th, 2010 Robert Strohmeyer

Unvarnished lets you candidly criticize, compliment and refute rumours

Picture this: You and another coworker are vying for the same promotion, but your boss awards it to you. Your coworker congratulates you through gritted teeth, then logs on to a new corporate-inspired

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Yikes! Has Google lost interest in Yelp?

The rumours that Google might purchase Yelp for over half a billion dollars have been replaced by new rumours that the alleged deal is dead. If that is true, it is very unfortunate

Published on: December 23rd, 2009 Tony Bradley