Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

Apple's unique brand of crisis management

Apple doesn't respond to crises like other companies. Is that good or bad? Jason Snell says it sure hasn't hurt the company so far.

Apple, Google will testify to Senate on location tracking

Two senators said that representatives from both Apple and Google will testify at a Congressional hearing next month on consumer privacy and smartphones.

Crisis management expert pans Apple's handling of iOS location issue

Apple's explanation about how and why iPhones track users' locations was too late, too little, a crisis communications expert tells Computerworld.

Homing in on Apple's location-data response

On Wednesday, Apple issued a series of questions and answers about its use of iPhone location information, hoping to quell a controversy. Dan Moren thinks the explanations are good ones.

Apple publishes Q&A on iPhone location data

Apple has published a lengthy Q&A document on its Website, explaining its take on the iPhone location data controversy, along with several related bugs the company intends to patch.

Group: Google Buzz settlement a 'killer' for e-commerce

The trade group NetChoice has expressed concerns about the FTC settlement with Google over Buzz.

Lawmakers quiz Apple, Google about location tracking

Minnesota Senator Al Franken and the attorney general of Illinois have separately pressed Apple and Google to provide more information about the location data they collect about their end users.

Remains of the Day: No matter where you go

Location tracking: it's the story that just won't stop. (Tracking you, that is--won't stop tracking you.) Now it's gotten Apple in hot water both at home and abroad, but what, Steve worry? Nah.

The Macalope Weekly: A river in Egypt

Guess who's in Dellnial? (Yeah, it's Dell.) And can we turn up the crazy on the iPhone tracking scandal? Maybe to 11? Finally, stop ragging on the PlayBook, you guys!

iPhone location tracking draws fire, shrugs

Tech analysts differ on the seriousness of the iPhone location-tracking controversy.

Remains of the Day: Location, location, location

Members of Congress have many questions about iPhone location logging, and they're not afraid to ask. Elsewhere, Greenpeace has reengaged Apple, Cupertino may be handing out supercharged iPhones, and the prevalence of cheap games may be--surprise--hurting expensive games.

Opinion: Don't panic over iOS location logging

News that the iPhone keeps a log of your location has spread faster than a YouTube video of a cat playing the trombone, but Dan Moren thinks that the panic is out of proportion.

Dropbox addresses privacy concerns

After updating its terms of service, cloud-storage service Dropbox found itself under fire for privacy and security issues, raising the question of who exactly has access to your files.

Researcher: Apple iPhone location tracking has been no secret

A computer forensics expert says iOS data locations logs are neither new nor nefarious.

FTC calls out Google's Chrome over Do Not Track

FTC Chairman Jon Liebowitz singled out Google for not adopting "Do Not Track," the privacy feature that lets consumers opt out of online tracking by Websites and advertisers.