Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

Researchers improve de-anonymization attacks for websites hiding on Tor

Attackers controlling entry nodes on the Tor network could find the location of hidden services or unmask users visiting them

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Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

CISA may be delayed after millions of faxes opposed to the bill are delivered to senators

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Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

The NSA leaker should return to the US and face charges, an Obama advisor says.

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Darkode cybercrime forum might be making a comeback

The forum's last administrator has plans to restore the site, with better protections against law enforcement investigations

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Groups urge Obama to oppose cyberthreat sharing bills

They say the Senate's CISA cyberthreat information sharing bill would allow businesses to share too much information

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EU privacy watchdog weighs in on data protection reform, shares concerns

He also released an app that allows legislators and citizens to compare the proposed texts of the upcoming data protection regulation

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Google tells its publisher partners to comply with EU cookie directive

The company detailed the requirement in its new EU User Consent Policy

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NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

After Nov. 29, data requests must be made on an as-needed basis to the FISA Court

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French surveillance law is constitutional, highest court says

The French equivalent to the Patriot Act has passed its last legislative hurdle on its way to becoming law.

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Even without breaches, don't count on websites to hide that you have an account with them

Online dating websites Adult Friend Finder and Ashley Madison were exposed to account enumeration attacks, researcher finds

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U.S. court says 'pocket-dialed' calls are not private

People who don't take basic steps against pocket dialing haven't shown they have an expectation of privacy.

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Microsoft follows Google to crack down on revenge porn

A special Web form will allow revenge porn victims to report content they want removed from Bing, OneDrive or Xbox Live

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Google Maps' new 'Your Timeline' feature helps you track your travel history

Your Timeline shows you where you've been on any given day if you're storing your location history with Google.

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EU air passenger data retention system ready for take-off, says Parliament

Passengers flying into or out of the EU could have their personal data stored in law enforcement databases for up to five years

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ACLU asks court to immediately kill NSA phone snooping

A court that already found the program illegal should shut it down, instead of allowing it to be phased out, the ACLU says