Her take: “I went out with a guy I met online who seemed really sweet and charming. A few days later, he texts me to say that he isn't looking for a girlfriend—just casual sex.

I felt cheated and hurt.” -Andrea C., 31Expert take: Even if a guy doesn’t say straight out in his profile that he’s only looking for hook-ups, some will offer hints.

The European Union is also investigating Facebook for possible misuse of data, on the theory that it is so dominate in several European countries that people are accepting a lower degree of privacy for their personal data because they feel they must use the service.

SAN FRANCISCO — The Edward Snowden effect just made an encore, thanks to a report Yahoo has been scanning incoming emails on behalf of U. On Wednesday a federal law enforcement official told USA TODAY that the government directive ordering Yahoo to scan customer emails was issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Unresolved issues While the Yahoo saga is still developing, the questions it raises show the dilemmas faced by companies with a voracious need for data about their customers but also a user base that might turn on them should they find the companies have aided the government in spying on them. Multiple recent legal battles highlight the tension. It's expected the ruling will be appealed possibly all the way to the Supreme Court.

A federal appeals court later ruled the bulk collection of phone data was illegal under the Patriot Act, but the damage to the reputation of U. Some of the most recent include Microsoft's purchase of Linked In and Salesforce's interest in the professional network as well as Twitter (both seen as plays for data); aggressive expansion into cloud computing by Microsoft, Google and Intel; and a stream of artificial intelligence-powered devices like Google’s new Pixel phone and Home speaker, which aim to use your responses to make a "personal Google."With an estimated 1 billion active users a month worldwide and 81 million active Yahoo Mail users in the United States, Yahoo is a nexus for such data. that oversees requests for surveillance warrants for foreign intelligence purposes. government over user privacy on the one hand and the need for intelligence in an age of terrorism on the other.

The dispute ended only when the FBI found another way into the phone. It was replaced by a more transparent agreement, the Privacy Shield, in July.

Last October the 15-year old Safe Harbor pact, which created a legal framework for data transfers between the United States and the European Union, was declared invalid by the European Court of Justice over concerns about the U. News of Yahoo's possible capitulation to a much broader U. sweep of its data than ever before reported will likely cause more European concern.“Without a doubt lots of European regulators will be pointing to this as exactly the sort of thing they were concerned about,” said Scott Vernick, an information security and privacy partner at the law firm of Fox Rothschild in Philadelphia.

Let’s examine the big picture, as seen from the evolutionist’s perspective.

Evolutionists maintain that life evolved as a single cell, our last universal common ancestor (LUCA), billions of years ago.The publication titled this celebration of an apparent evolutionary victory “Why We’re Closer Than Ever to a Timeline for Human Evolution.”1 Let’s have a look at the molecular clock credited with resolving the timeline and see if, as the Guardian proclaims, we really are “closer than ever to a timeline for human evolution.” Are we, as the Guardian claims, nearly ready to salute a chimp and know “the correct number of ‘greats’”2 between his great-great-so-many-greats grandpappy and ours?The discrepancies that disturb evolutionists focusing on human history involve the timing of two key events—the supposed split between chimp and human lineages and the divergence of the Neanderthal variety of human from the modern human lineage.Yahoo reported its fourth quarter earnings to date, where as usual the financial metrics don’t really matter because the company is in the process of getting acquired by Verizon.There is, however, a very interesting footnote: the acquisition, expected to close in the first quarter, is getting pushed back to the second quarter this year.The company is working expeditiously to close the transaction as soon as practicable in Q2.