Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
The Spanish Data Protection Agency is preparing a process to fine Google over infractions against local data protection laws.
Incognito, a new browser extension from Orbicule, blocks tracking by Google, Facebook, and YouTube.
Facebook launched a new feature this week that gives you a detailed overview of the data permissions that you've granted to apps. Here's how to find the new dashboard and adjust your settings.
Some Facebook users expressed concerns Thursday over the way Facebook groups adds users without consent.
Facebook has issued a statement denying it has breached Apple's iTunes App Store privacy rules.
A researcher at Bucknell University warns that some two thirds of popular iPhone apps transmit users UDIDs, leading to potential security concerns.
A Google engineer was fired for violating the company's privacy rules, Google said Wednesday.
With a number of companies -- including Google and Apple -- collecting wireless data, it's clear that many users do not understand how the data is being collected or why. And security experts are just now starting to discover some of the ways that this information could be misused.
Consumer Watchdog, a group that has been a sharp critic of Google's privacy practices in the past, is at it once again.
Germany is considering a law that would ban employers from mining information from social networking sites such as Facebook to protect people's privacy.
Google has resumed collection of Street View image data in France, annoying the French data protection registrar which is still investigating the service.
South Korean police raided Google's office on Tuesday over the company's Street View mapping project.
When random sites started displaying his Facebook profile picture and welcoming him by name, Kirk McElhearn decided it was time to do something about his Web browser cookies. Here's why you might want to delete cookies and what to expect if you do.
Two senior U.S. lawmakers say they're concerned about data collection at major websites.
A simple trick in Web forms can trigger Safari's auto-fill feature, which is designed to help users fill in Web forms more quickly by automatically inserting information from their personal Address Book card.