Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
Privacy advocates criticized a bill introduced Tuesday that focuses on online data collection.
Law enforcement organizations are making tens of thousands of requests for private electronic information from companies such as Sprint, Facebook and AOL, but few detailed statistics are available, according to a privacy researcher.
Intuit has warned users of its tax preparation software to be aware of identity theft scams in the wake of a major breach at marketing firm Epsilon.
A Swiss court has said that Google is breaching citizens' right to privacy with its Street View service.
UberSocial has fixed a bug in its Twitter software for mobile phones that put some users' privacy at risk.
Privacy advocates cheered on Wednesday in response to the Federal Trade Commission's crackdown on Google over privacy violations resulting from the bungled launch of the Buzz social networking and microblogging service.
Some Facebook traffic this week took a misguided trip from AT&T servers through China and South Korea, exposing some user data. To protect yourself against such glitches, here's how to enable Facebook's HTTPS feature.
Google won a civil lawsuit in Germany lodged by a woman who contended its roving camera cars that shoot photographs for Street View violated her privacy.
Google must pay a fine of €100,000 (US$142,000) for the unauthorized collection of information about the location of Wi-Fi hotspots in France by its Street View cars.
Ad networks, search engines, Internet service providers, and social networks all track, analyze, and sell almost everything you do online.
The new Firefox browser will feature a radically redesigned interface as well as new privacy controls.
An upcoming online privacy bill would aim to give Web users more control of their personal data, a Republican lawmaker says.
When criminals obtain your e-mail address, credit card, or Social Security Number, your information enters an underground economy where it’s sold, bought, and (maybe) eventually used in a crime.
Maintaining privacy on social networks is much like hanging all your dirty laundry on a highway billboard—and then asking only your friends to look. While it's possible to avoid sharing your life's story with the entire world, it takes a lot of effort and is often contrary to the goals of the services you use. Remember, these services are free because they’re selling access to you.
In the old days, you probably kept all of your private data on your Mac. Today, your information is most likely stored across multiple Macs, iOS devices, and cloud-based storage services. Fortunately, there are tools that can keep your data safe, no matter where it lies.