Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
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.
The U.S. government surveillance program known as Prism, which reportedly collects data from major technology companies, has compelled a European student group to file a barrage of complaints against the companies, claiming the data collection runs afoul of European privacy laws.
The Norton Mobile Insight database scans 10,000 new Android apps daily for security and privacy risks so users can make informed decisions about downloads.
The recently revealed mass collection of phone records and other communications by the U.S. National Security Agency may not be effective in preventing terrorism, according to some critics.
The senior advisor to Europe’s top court said Tuesday that Google is not responsible for third party information in its search results and that there is no universal “right to be forgotten” under the current data protection laws.
New legislation aims to reform the Patriot and FISA Amendments Acts to apply greater oversight and control to the government's surveillance programs.
A mobile developer has scraped more than 2.5 million phone numbers using Facebook's Graph Search to highlight alleged "security flaw," but users left those numbers public.
Why should the NSA have all the surveillance fun? Its PRISM spy software is built into a wide variety of tools available to everybody.
More secret NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden suggest that the U.S. agency's British counterpart intercepts petabytes worth of communication data daily from fiber-optic cables.
The National Security Agency can retain communications of U.S. citizens or residents potentially indefinitely if those communications are encrypted, according to a newly leaked secret government document.
The U.S. government is one of the largest customers of data analytics from tech firms, and the National Security Agency has recruited a top security officer from Facebook, according to a report in the New York Times.