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Mobile applications aimed at children are doing a better job in recent years of disclosing their privacy practices, but many apps still lack basic information, according to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission survey.
You already knew that secure web connections prevent snooping by criminals and others on points between you and a server. But they also keep networks from injecting advertising.
By effectively shutting down apps that showed politicians' deleted tweets, Twitter is giving politicians more control over public speech, and at the cost of transparency, some digital media experts said.
The membership data for a site that advertised itself as catering to cheating married people has been disclosed, shredding some last vestige of online confidentiality.
After more than a year in beta, the EFF's Privacy Badger privacy-protecting add-on for Chrome and Firefox is available in its first stable version.
A reader asks for help limiting Spotlight searches in Yosemite, but does Spotlight search other users' accounts?
Windows 10 lets you share Wi-Fi network access with contacts in a seemingly secure manner, but it opens all Wi-Fi networks to the potential of unwanted use.
Your Timeline shows you where you've been on any given day if you're storing your location history with Google.
While it's important to have a well-chosen password to avoid it being cracked, unique passwords for every site and service are critical.
A deep setting in Firefox lets you reduce tracking even further than Do Not Track. It seems to be a dead end, but the path is being well trod.
A massive breach in the private data of a firm that sells software to governments to spy on communications shows that jailbroken iPhones are vulnerable.
Will Apple's efforts to focus on the security and privacy of its customers lead us to a safer future?
The Apple CEO is highly critical of companies that sell personal user data -- email, search queries and even photos -- to advertisers. But is Cook throwing stones in Apple's glass house?
The USA Freedom Act was earlier passed by the House of Representatives.
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