Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

Advocacy groups plan day of protest against NSA surveillance

A group of activist groups and Internet companies are planning a coordinated protest of U.S. National Security Agency surveillance on Feb. 11, with the hope that millions of people will join them.

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Facebook faces lawsuit for allegedly scanning private messages

Facebook is charged with scanning private messages to profile users

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Report: NSA developed software for backdoor access to iPhones

The software, developed in 2008, would let the agency locate phones and remotely turn on cameras and mics.

In 2014, more retailers may analyze how you shop

Technologies like video analyzers and Wi-Fi trackers could find increased usage in stores.

BitTorrent Chat promises messaging free from prying eyes -- including the NSA's

The company that best known for its file-sharing protocol offers some more insight into how its unlaunched chat service works.