Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
Google's browser displays user passwords in plain text in its settings, and it isn't the only one.
The Tor Project is advising that people stop using Windows after the discovery of a startling vulnerability in Firefox that undermined the main advantages of the privacy-centered network.
Cell phone security varies significantly among jurisdictions. Here are the current rules and some of the concerns.
The authorities are probably not watching every Google search as they happen, but your data can still draw attention in other ways.
The disclosures about the NSA's massive global surveillance by former tech worker Edward Snowden is hitting the U.S. tech industry hard as companies continue to try to explain their involvement in the data-collection program.
A code of conduct approved this week isn't enforceable, critics say.
A new privacy tool called MaskMe may help people evade data harvesting efforts by websites and marketers.
BitTorrent’s free file-syncing client is now open to the public with no caps on file size or sharing limits.
A large coalition of civil rights and privacy groups and potentially thousands of websites will stage protests on the Fourth of July to protest surveillance programs at the U.S. National Security Agency.
A group of 26 U.S. senators, cutting across party lines, seek "public answers" on whether the National Security Agency collected in bulk other data in the U.S. besides phone records, such as credit card purchases and financial information.
Researchers at Security Labs of Kindsight have developed a proof-of-concept program that can launch a spy program inside any Android app and monitor the user's actions through the phone.
A study from consulting firm Infosys shows consumers globally are far more relaxed about sharing their private data than we knew and far more relaxed than they should be
Use unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots much? You'll rethink that practice after we show you what can be captured from those connections.
Microsoft is seeking permission to disclose "aggregate statistics" about the number of requests for data it receives under the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, following a similar move by Google earlier this month.