Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

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.

iPhone revealed to track, log users' locations

A report by a pair of data scientists reveals that the iPhone keeps a log of where it's been, which can be easily accessed on a user's home computer.

Remains of the Day: Crazy talk

If you're going to walk the crazy walk, you'd better talk the crazy talk. Microsoft loses a valuable cloud player, Apple doesn't want to know what you're surfing on the Web, and one man makes, bakes, and takes the whole crazy cake.

Kerry, McCain introduce online privacy bill

Privacy advocates criticized a bill introduced Tuesday that focuses on online data collection.

Researcher: Police increasingly peeping at e-mail, instant messages

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.

Tax prep maker warns customers of Epsilon e-mail hack impact

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.

Swiss court says Google's Street View breaks privacy rules

A Swiss court has said that Google is breaching citizens' right to privacy with its Street View service.

UberSocial fixes direct-message privacy bug

UberSocial has fixed a bug in its Twitter software for mobile phones that put some users' privacy at risk.

Privacy groups cheer FTC's action over Google Buzz

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.

Facebook Tip: Enable encryption to avoid privacy glitch

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.