Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
Users can now decide what types of data to share with third party apps
Now the bill goes to the House floor for a vote
During Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote on Wednesday, CEO Satya Nadella announced a new unified API that allows third-party apps to pull data from all the various Microsoft services you use, from Calendar to messages—and it could make your life easier.
Facebook has already filed a lawsuit against the Dutch data protection authority over an investigation into its privacy practices
The USA Freedom Act aims to end the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records
Nomi falsely told customers they could opt out of tracking, the agency says
The legislation would allow some customer information to be passed to the NSA, opponents said
The new legislation would extend the telephone records collection section of the law for five years
World renowned cryptographers highlighted various reasons why creating a master decryption key for the government to use is not practical
Want a copy of your personal Google search history for your very own? Now you can export and download it, though it's in a funky file format.
The sale of the personal data was withdrawn from a previous auction.
The new bill still allows companies to share some unnecessary personal information with government agencies, a critic says
Disclosing secret policies that govern mass surveillance practices is not enough to make them legal, human rights groups said
Some cybersecurity experts question whether the FCC's settlement will help change behaviors