Posts tagged "privacy"

First, There Was Lulu: What Peeple Has Yet To Learn About The Business Of Reviewing Human Beings

As we were all losing our minds over the yet-to-be-released Peeple app, the makers of Lulu had to be feeling at least a little bit of déjà vu. After all, the business…

Lauren Vinopal | October 5, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Emma Stone Deleted Every Email She’s Ever Received, And I Totally Get Why

An overreaction? In a recent interview with WSJ Magazine, Emma Stone says she one-click-deleted her entire inbox.

Jenn Frank | June 18, 2015 - 10:30 am

6 Things I Learned From Deleting All Of My Facebook Activity One By One

Over the last five months, I’ve been going the Nick Briz Facebook escape route and, instead of “deleting” my profile with the possibility of coming back to it later, I’ve…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 17, 2015 - 9:00 am

The Hacked Sony E-Mails Are A Distraction From The Larger Issues, And It’s Wrong To Use E-Mails Stolen From Anyone, Ever

I don’t take George Clooney that seriously, most of the time, but his interview with Deadline spoke to a lot of things I’ve been reflecting on about my job lately.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 20, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Life After Dating: Writing While Coupled

Over the weekend, my boyfriend Michael visited his mom and his sister, who was home from school for the weekend, out in the burbs. He told them he was going…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Arizona Gets Strict On “Revenge Porn”

This week, Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed a law cracking down on so-called “revenge porn,” classifying it as a sex offense. “Revenge porn” consists of sexual photos or videos…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2014 - 10:00 am

True Story: My Crash Course In Porn And Empowerment

It’s easy to say that pornography is empowering for women, or that it degrades them. Oversimplifying, certainly, but easy.

The truth is it’s much more complicated than that.

Kitty Stryker | March 27, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Anthony Weiner, Kate Middleton & Who Should Have The Right To Privacy

Yesterday was a big day: the Royal Baby! Carlos Danger! New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s wife Huma Abedin publicly “forgiving” him for his latest sexting/Internet affair gaffe! While Kate…

Julie Gerstein | July 24, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Are Creepy Hackers Watching You Right This Second?

Stealing credit card information and social security numbers is so passé nowadays. The new fad of invading privacy online is to actually watch unsuspecting victims, or, I’m sorry, “slaves” as…

Alyson Penn | June 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Instagram Can Now Sell Your Grainy Manicure Photos

Yesterday, Instagram released an updated privacy policy and terms of service statement that has caused something of an uproar in the land of lo-fi pancake photos. The gist of it?

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 18, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Frank Ocean Says Sexuality Is “Dynamic”

GQ: Do you consider yourself bisexual?
Frank Ocean: You can move to the next question. I’ll respectfully say that life is dynamic and comes along with dynamic experiences, and the…

Julie Gerstein | November 21, 2012 - 1:30 pm

The Soapbox: Why Jezebel Was Wrong To Post Images Of A Woman Being Raped

Earlier this week, Anna North, a writer at the women’s blog Jezebel, posted an article about a video uploaded to YouTube which appeared to show, in graphic detail, a woman…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 10, 2012 - 11:00 am

5 Ways The “Internet Censorship” Bill Will Wreck The Web As We Know It

As if the House of Representatives had nothing better to do, several people inCongress have proposed a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA, which is basically one big booty-kiss to the entertainment industry and a…

The Stir | November 17, 2011 - 1:50 pm

Guy Talk: What’s The Difference Between Privacy And Secrecy?

Last week’s discussion about guys, porn, and honesty raised a number of interesting questions. How much truth do we owe our partners about what we do when they’re not around…

Hugo Schwyzer | July 28, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: What We’re Really Talking About When We’re Talking About My Uterus

“So this was an accident, right? You know, like, ‘We’re having fun and then oops’?”

Monday morning, 7:30. No coffee, because someone on the internet told me caffeine…

Caroline Harris | March 14, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Swore I’d Never Snoop … But Then I Did

Some time ago, Amelia and I were chatting over IM about snooping. If I remember correctly, it was in the context of a discussion about sharing passwords. Should you share…

Jessica Wakeman | January 5, 2011 - 2:00 pm

How To Keep Your Private Parts Private In Airport Security

Rebellion against the new TSA airport security measures is beginning to escalate. People are already pulling stunts, inventing protective pasties, and this coming Wednesday (“Opt Out Day”) promises to bring…

Leonora Epstein | November 22, 2010 - 12:20 pm

Woman Claims She Was Cuffed To Chair And Had Ticket Ripped Up For Refusing Full Body Scan

I’m not usually one to claim women are misrepresenting the truth when they say something bad has happened to them. I like it when someone claims something happened…

Jessica Wakeman | November 12, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Wal-Mart Will Know Where Your Jeans Are … Even When You’ve Left The Store

If you purchase a piece of clothing from Wal-Mart, beware: the retailer may be spying on you from your closet. The megastore soon plans to put radio frequency “smart tags”…

Leonora Epstein | July 26, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Can Netflix Tell If You’re Gay By The Movies You Rent?

You thought all you had to worry about with Netflix was a big old scratch across “The Nanny Diaries” DVD, didn’t you? But be warned: if you’re LGBT and still…

Jessica Wakeman | December 22, 2009 - 3:50 pm