Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
Mere months after Microsoft launched a blistering ad campaign ripping apart Google's targeted ads, the US Patent Office awards Google a patent for just that.
The prying eyes of the U.S. government is good for the Tor anonymity network, which has seen its usage double in recent weeks.
The German Government is now deeply suspicious that the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology built into a growing number of Windows 8 PCs and tablets is creating a gigantic back door for NSA surveillance, leaked documents have suggested.
Chinese police have detained two Internet users for allegedly starting online rumors that tried to defame government groups and a cultural icon in the nation.
Silent Circle explains the technicalities behind its decision to fall on its sword before the government came a-knockin'.
Did Google just say that users can't legitimately expect privacy when using Gmail? Sort of, but not really.
Learn what lurks beneath the Internet you use every day—a place where free speech, and illicit activity, can flourish.
One or more antivirus vendors flagged 22 percent of 8000 popular apps as having issues
Google's browser displays user passwords in plain text in its settings, and it isn't the only one.
The Tor Project is advising that people stop using Windows after the discovery of a startling vulnerability in Firefox that undermined the main advantages of the privacy-centered network.
Cell phone security varies significantly among jurisdictions. Here are the current rules and some of the concerns.
The authorities are probably not watching every Google search as they happen, but your data can still draw attention in other ways.
The disclosures about the NSA's massive global surveillance by former tech worker Edward Snowden is hitting the U.S. tech industry hard as companies continue to try to explain their involvement in the data-collection program.
A code of conduct approved this week isn't enforceable, critics say.
A new privacy tool called MaskMe may help people evade data harvesting efforts by websites and marketers.