Match.com and eHarmony also among those now saying, 'We didn't know our mobile apps did that.'
Stories by Evan Schuman
You might see security and privacy pitfalls, but the advantages of the Internet of Things mean there's no stopping it. Your smart fridge is going to miss you when you're working every night.
Tech overreach now has its mascot: the True Love Tester bra. How do companies green-light such hare-brained product ideas?
Starbucks released a mobile app that stored passwords in clear text. There's a good chance that a lot of other companies just don't know whether they could find themselves in the same situation.
Google Glass is just the latest technological advance to elicit fear and dread in some quarters, including law enforcement.
Why would anyone be comfortable with social networking sites sending out messages in their name?
The company is dancing around the question of what it knew and when it knew it, but the security problem was not a revelation for it this week.
No independent verification yet that the problem has been eradicated.
In a case of convenience for users trumping security, Starbucks has been storing the passwords for its mobile-payment app, along with geolocation data, in clear text.
The coffee chain was smart enough to push mobile by not initially pushing mobile. It's an approach that can work for your business too, internally and externally.
Companies have to fully confront the privacy issues they face and rethink their policies from the bottom up.
The way Target deployed triple DES encryption for debit card PINs makes its statement about the unlikelihood that they were in danger much more believable.
Issuing deceptive statements is no way to win back customers' trust. That's a lesson for anyone who might find itself in Target's position someday.
A sale, right before Christmas? What an extraordinary step for a retailer to take! And that hefty 10% off is available to everyone. Target's millions of breach victims must be feeling very special.