Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

Home Depot investigates possible payment data breach

The retailer is working with law enforcement and banking partners to investigate

Apple blames leaked nude celebrity photos on 'targeted attack'

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There was no iCloud breach, the company claims

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Facebook says not to believe the rumors, wants you to trust its Messenger app

Contrary to Internet rumors, Facebook says that its Messenger app isn't really spying on you.

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Firefox OS to outdo Android on granular application permissions

Users will be able to revoke permissions previously granted to apps starting with Firefox OS 2.1

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Report: NSA built 'Google-like' search engine for metadata

ICReach sought to provide easy access to billions of pieces of communications metadata

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Three easy ways to separate work and play on the same PC

If you've got strict divisions between your work and play identities online, what's the easiest way to keep the two worlds from colliding? Here are three suggestions.

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Have a company laptop? Here's how to keep your browsing private

Your employer may let you take a company laptop home, but that doesn't mean they're not looking over your shoulder.

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Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

Jay Rockefeller raises concerns about airlines collecting and sharing personal information

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Report: German spy agency inadvertently eavesdropped on Hillary Clinton, John Kerry

Germany's BND intelligence agency accidentally spied on two US Secretaries of State while keeping tabs on terror suspects.

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Dozens of US tech firms violate EU privacy promises, advocacy group says

The Center for Digital Democracy calls on the FTC to investigate 30 companies

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Snowden reveals automated NSA cyberwarfare program

MonsterMind could fire back at suspected attackers without human intervention, Snowden says

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China's Xiaomi faces privacy hurdles ahead of international expansion

Xiaomi apologized on Sunday for causing privacy concerns related to its phones

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Microsoft, Google, others back Facebook in New York privacy dispute

Facebook is seeking important rulings on the collection of bulk user data under gag orders

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Austrian court rejects Facebook 'class action' privacy suit, refers it to another court

The commercial court referred referred the case to the regional court

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Report: Snowden allowed to stay in Russia for three more years

The former NSA contractor gets a three-year residency permit from the Russian government