Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

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How to help a Good Samaritan return your lost iPhone, iPad, or Mac

Put your contact info on your lock screen and hope someone decent finds it.

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5 privacy fixes your Facebook News Feed needs by New Year’s

Facebook's privacy settings are a labyrinth of information. Here's what you need to know.

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Why Uber’s long PR nightmare will end in a user privacy win

Competing car-hailing companies are falling all over themselves to win your trust.

AT&T kills the 'permacookie,' stops tracking customers' Internet usage (for now)

The mobile carrier says it was testing the tracking technology, but it didn't rule out reintroducing permacookies in the future.

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Apple says Yosemite’s Spotlight Suggestions don’t violate your privacy

The company stands by its new feature, which doesn’t share your search results with third parties.

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How Facebook’s new ad platform lets brands track you around the web

Atlas lets advertisers target you on third-party sites and apps using your Facebook info.

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Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

The lawsuit alleges that Apple has been disclosing iPhone user data to third-parties

Apple tech note illuminates purported 'backdoor' services

The company's explained the purposes of three diagnostic tools that a security researcher claimed provided 'backdoor' access to users' information.

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Apple responds to troubling allegations of iOS 'backdoor'

A security researcher's claim to have found a 'backdoor' in iOS has raised eyebrows, but Apple says there's a reasonable explanation.

Edward Snowden: Dropbox is 'hostile to privacy'

Dropbox may be popular, but Snowden is no fan of the file sync service.

on pcworld.com

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China's state-run TV calls the iPhone a national security threat; Apple disagrees

China's state-run television says that iOS 7's location services could inadvertently expose state secrets.

iOS 8 Privacy Updates

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Luis Abreu, a UI and UX designer, has combed through Apple's WWDC talks and put together an extensive and thorough piece on the way Apple's improving its privacy and security in iOS 8.

How to delete or disable your Facebook account

Need some time away from Facebook? Sick of its privacy issues? You can deactivate—or outright delete—your account if you know where to look.

on techhive.com

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Why Apple really cares about your privacy

If you read between the lines of Apple's recent announcements, you'll find that the company is turning user privacy into a key competitive advantage.

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Appeals court rules warrant required for cellphone location data

The first ruling of its kind in the US is being hailed by privacy advocates

on pcworld.com