Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
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.
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.
The Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-out add-on can now stop Facebook's 'Like' button from appearing.
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 Attorney General George Jepsen has expressed concern that Facebook's "Tag Suggestions" face recognition feature compromises consumer privacy.
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.
Several privacy groups are asking U.S. regulators to force Facebook to halt plans for its facial recognition service.
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.
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.
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?).
Two senators call for new online privacy laws.
California is considering legislation that would tighten Facebook's privacy practices, and the social network is not happy about it.
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.
Adobe has released an important update to its Flash Player software that fixes critical security flaws and gives users a better way of controlling whether they are being tracked on the Web. In addition, Mac users will now get automatic software update notifications.
A U.S. senator resurrected year-old questions about Google Street View cars sniffing Wi-Fi networks during Tuesday's Senate hearings on data collection.