Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

Google+ Privacy: Five settings you need to know

CIO's Kristin Burnham looks at five important Google+ privacy settings that let you manage who can email you directly, how you're notified of Google+ actions, how to disable the Google+ service, and more.

Facebook Video Calling: Get started, adjust privacy settings

CIO shows how easy it is to get started with Facebook's new video calling feature and walks you through the privacy issues you'll need to consider about the service.

Google dealing with privacy bugs in Google+

Google's new social networking site Google+, built to beat Facebook primarily on privacy features, has several privacy bugs the company is working to fix.

Judge rules against Google in Street View 'Wi-Spy' lawsuit

A federal judge has declined to dismiss charges against Google that it allegedly violated the Federal Wiretap Act when it collected personal data from Wi-Fi networks.

Abine updates Firefox add-on to block Web tracking

The Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-out add-on can now stop Facebook's 'Like' button from appearing.

Hands on with Google+

Google's new social networking site Google+ has a few rough spots, but PCWorld's Megan Geuss and Mark Sullivan think it's a strong start to the search giant's challenge to Facebook.

Connecticut concerned about Facebook face recognition

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has expressed concern that Facebook's "Tag Suggestions" face recognition feature compromises consumer privacy.

Remains of the Day: Surprises in store

Apple Store secrets revealed--but are they really secrets? Also Apple pulls an app for collecting users' personal info--surprise--and the government decides to do something ineffective about mobile privacy.

Privacy groups push for U.S. Facebook probe

Several privacy groups are asking U.S. regulators to force Facebook to halt plans for its facial recognition service.

Facebook Privacy: How to block facial recognition

Facebook automatically opts you into its new facial recognition feature, which recognizes your face in photos and prompts your friends to tag you. Here's how to opt out of it.

Remains of the Day: Great Scott!

Apple's first CEO talks about the good ol' days, a new technology could potentially up the public crazy factor, and the secrets of the Verizon iPhone's super-secret secrecy may finally be revealed.

Remains of the Day: Potent potables

It's time to talk cloud licensing (the legal distinctions between stratus and cumulonimbus are really quite fascinating), Verizon's tiered data plans (your choice of large, extra large, or patently ridiculous), and Apple's latest trademark defense (what is this "App Store" of which you speak?).

Senators: New smartphone tracking law needed

Two senators call for new online privacy laws.

Facebook fights California privacy push

California is considering legislation that would tighten Facebook's privacy practices, and the social network is not happy about it.

Apple and Google to face another Senate privacy hearing

Barely a week after testifying about location data, Apple and Google are due back in Congress to face a new subcommittee hearing on the broader topic of mobile privacy--this time, joined by Facebook.