Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
The new Yahoo privacy agreement allows the company to scan your email for information to create targeted advertisements.
Google will not allow face recognition on its Glass wearable computer for now, until there are strong privacy protections.
Like BitTorrent with websites, Freenet lets you communicate and share data anonymously with other privacy-conscious folks around the world.
Larry wants to make a video available, via streaming, to friends and family, and only to friends and family
The Department of Homeland Security last week said it notified employees and others with DHS clearance to be on alert for potential fraud due to a vulnerability discovered in software used by a vendor to process personally identifiable information for background investigations. The software hole in had existed since July 2009.
Microsoft appears to be peeking into Skype messages for security reasons, according to Ars Technica.
Privacy laws protecting bank account holders are more important than providing information to aid in copyright enforcement, according to a Dutch court ruling this week.
E-commerce trade group NetChoice takes aim at state legislation -- and at open access and privacy advocates -- in the newest list of bills it deems would be awful for the Internet.
A day after breaking an almost year-long silence on a medical condition that had affected the way he speaks, Google co-founder Larry Page said Wednesday that people should be more open about their medical histories.
Russia on Wednesday took a step toward protecting private data by ratifying the so-called Convention 108, established in 1981 and legally binding in 45 countries.
Cox, AT&T, other ISPs are fighting a court order in a copyright case, seeking to protect BitTorrent users from a legal fishing expedition.
New legislation introduced by a group of U.S. lawmakers would require mobile application developers to obtain consent from consumers before collecting their personal data and to secure the data they collect.
An important vote on the future of the European Union's privacy laws has been delayed again.
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act reform bill advances to the Senate floor to better protect email privacy. Meanwhile a House subcommittee considers privacy protections for location data, data which some in law enforcement say is necessary to solve crimes.