Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
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.
Privacy and civil liberties groups support a new online do-not-track bill.
With a Senate hearing scheduled for Tuesday, the concept of privacy by design could get more attention.
California is a step closer to getting the first Do Not Track legislation in the U.S., aimed at protecting Internet users from invasive advertising.
Most Web sites track your activity; many provide that information to advertisers and other companies. Ghostery not only lets you track the trackers, but also lets you selectively block that tracking.
Apple has released iOS 4.3.3, which includes three fixes that address concerns over the storage of location information on its mobile devices.
Writing for Computerworld, information security expert Kenneth van Wyk says that companies like Apple need to be more open and provide their users with choices.
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.
Two senators said that representatives from both Apple and Google will testify at a Congressional hearing next month on consumer privacy and smartphones.
Apple's explanation about how and why iPhones track users' locations was too late, too little, a crisis communications expert tells Computerworld.
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 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.
The trade group NetChoice has expressed concerns about the FTC settlement with Google over Buzz.
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.