Pavel Durov, founder of the Russian social network VKontakte, was home alone in his apartment in St. Petersburg on a weekend when a contingent of men in camouflage uniforms knocked violently on his door.
THE COLONY, TX–Many people vent online, but a Facebook post cost one Texan her job. Kaitlyn Walls was excited to find work; however, she was not as excited about her place of employment, which was a daycare center in Texas. Walls says she’s a single mother and was trying to get out on her own.
For almost a year, a company called Titan has operated a network of advertising beacons, devices that are capable of identifying nearby smartphones and which are often used to push advertisements and information to them, installed within pay phone booths throughout New York City without the knowled
CHONGQING, China—On the outskirts of this southwestern Chinese hub lie the student factories. Schools send thousands of teenagers here to put together electronic devices for some of the world’s largest brands. Many students say they are given no choice.
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