Fitbit, an online service that allows users to track their exercise habits, found itself faced with a different set of fireworks during the 2011 Fourth of July weekend when some users discovered that their... +Read more
Google found itself in a public relations nightmare when it was revealed in 2010 that the project had ... +Read more
In 2009, Netflix faced a flood of criticism, a class action lawsuit, and the loss of user confidence when it released a huge set of improperly anonymized data . While the company took some steps to remove personal identifiers, researchers were able to identify customers by... +Read more
Apple garnered high marks from its customers and the press when it... +Read more
Location-based dating apps Grindr and Blendr were slammed for failing to protect private accounts with software that was “poorly designed” with “no real security.” The apps allow users to seek out like-minded people for dating or socializing, sharing... +Read more
In April 2010, Blippy users shared more than they bargained for when a Blippy security flaw turned into a “nightmare scenario” by revealing some users’ credit card numbers in search engine results . News of the breach... +Read more
Uber was hammered with negative press, a #DeleteUber movement, and Congressional inquiries after... +Read more