Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
A study by Bitdefender says that adware aimed at devices running Android increased 61 percent over a five month period ending in January. And user privacy is taking a hit because of that, the security researcher contends.
A group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered search warrants before obtaining a suspect's mobile phone location or GPS data, instead of using prosecution-issued subpoenas.
Congress has let the Electronic Communications Privacy Act languish for decades, so a California state senator is urging the states to enact their own protections.
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Following similar disclosures from companies like Google and Twitter, Microsoft has for the first time released statistics about requests it has received from law enforcement agencies for data about its users, and the criteria it employs to decide how it will respond.
The French Union of Jewish Students filed a lawsuit seeking $50 million in criminal damages from Twitter and its CEO Dick Costolo over the company's failure to identify those responsible for a series of anti-Semitic posts last October. Twitter retorted that the union was "grandstanding."
The browser's built-in security features are good but not perfect. Here's how to work around Chrome's shortcomings and protect yourself from attack.
A website that provides U.S. consumers with a free annual credit report appears to have been the source used by hackers to download those of celebrities including Beyonce and government officials including Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller.
Google will pay $7 million to settle complaints from dozens of U.S. states about its unauthorized collection of personal data transmitted over Wi-Fi networks.
Reporters Without Borders named five countries that regularly spy on journalists and dissidents, a practice the group contends is made possible with advanced technology from private companies.
The proprietor says the people who frequent his bar don't want to be "secretly filmed or videotaped and immediately put on the Internet."
Researchers at Duke University have demonstrated what may be the first app for Google Glass: InSight, which recognizes people by their clothing and clues in the wearer of Google's high-tech glasses.
Google's free service might just be the ultimate 'disposable' phone number for online activities.
Forget about hackers and phishers. Big business wants your personal data, and your privacy is just a hurdle to be surmounted.