Allegations that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on French citizens with its Prism program have prompted the French public prosecutor to begin a preliminary inquiry, a court spokeswoman said Thursday.
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 privacy campaign group Europe-v-Facebook said Wednesday it will ask the Irish High Court to review decisions made by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner not to investigate Facebook and the U.S. government surveillance program Prism.
Image-manipulation software is being used to create counterfeit scanned documents to aid cybercriminals in fraud efforts.
Facebook's general counsel says that the vast majority of requests relate to criminal cases.
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.
Half of teenagers have avoided a mobile app due to concerns about personal information, a new Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project survey found
According to a declassified document from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the National Security Agency acquired thousands of digital communications from Americans as of 2011 -- a misuse of its authority, the Electronic Freedom Foundation contends.
Technology legal news website Groklaw is shutting down due to concerns over the continued availability of secure email in the wake of revelations about U.S. government surveillance.