Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
An Italian firm sells a mannequin that has a camera built into one of its eyes that ports data into facial recognition software that can tell the age, gender and race of people walking by.
A Senate bill that, at one point, would have protected e-mail privacy has gone the opposite way, and would allow government surveillance of online services without a warrant if passed into law.
A study from McAfee finds that US teens exhibit riskier online behavior than their peers around the world.
Take a look at where Petraeus and Broadwell went wrong so you can understand how to better secure your email and protect your privacy online.
A U.S. judge has indicated she will accept the terms of a settlement deal between Google and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in which Google will pay a $22.5 million fine for circumventing privacy protections in Apple's Safari browser.
Web companies using facial recognition technology should avoid identifying anonymous images of consumers to someone who could not otherwise identify them, unless the companies have the consumers' consent, a U.S. Federal Trade Commission report said.
Verizon says data-gathering does not violate Wiretap Act because the data cannot be linked to a single customer, but advocates are crying foul.
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to overturn legal immunity for telecom carriers that allegedly participated with a U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program during the last decade.
Attackers can abuse Facebook's phone search feature to find valid phone numbers and the name of their owners, according to security researchers.
Many of the country's largest companies lashed out at Microsoft this week, claiming that its decision to turn on the "Do Not Track" privacy feature in Internet Explorer 10 would "harm consumers, hurt competition, and undermine American innovation."
A federal court will consider next week whether police can obtain cell phone location records from wireless carriers without a search warrant.
A new California law prohibits employers and universities from requiring or requesting social media log-in information from employees, potential employees, students, potential students, and student groups.
U.S. law enforcement surveillance of email and other Internet communication has skyrocketed in the last two years, according to data obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Some Facebook users thought their private messages were appearing on their walls. Turns out those were just old wall posts they'd forgotten about.