Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

Path tightens mobile app security

Social networking service Path has upgraded the security of its mobile application in apparent response to a recent outcry over its data gathering practices...

Activists allege Facebook dragging its feet on privacy changes

Privacy activists are alleging Facebook hasn't met a deadline set by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to make changes to its privacy controls.

Analysis: Girls Around Me shows a dark side of social networks

The furor surrounding the Girls Around Me App reveals how much users still have to learn about what social networks reveal about them.

Four answers to common Facebook Timeline questions

As Facebook switches another wave of resistant users over to Timeline, CIO's Kristin Burnham has been hit with a few common questions. If you've recently switched to Timeline, or are still resisting the change, here are answers to four of the more common questions she's gotten.

Yahoo says it will implement Do Not Track worldwide later this year

Yahoo websites worldwide will comply with visitors' Do Not Track preferences starting later this year, the company announced Wednesday.

FTC chairman: Do-not-track law may not be needed

A do-not-track law focused on protecting Web users' privacy may not be necessary, with private groups working to implement recommendations from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the agency's chairman said Monday.

Facebook warns employers not to ask job applicants for log-in credentials

Facebook on Friday warned employers about trying to gain inappropriate access to Facebook accounts to check out private information about potential employees, citing possible legal liability.

US lawmakers question iPhone app developers on privacy

Ranking members of the House's Energy and Commerce Committee has asked leading iOS developers how they collect and store user data.

Google faces class action lawsuits against new privacy policy

Google faces consumer complaints in federal courts in New York and California, claiming that its new privacy policy violates the company's earlier policies.

Firefox to turn on default encryption for all Google searches

Mozilla is currently testing default encrypted Google searches for all Firefox users, with the intent to make all Google searches encrypted in the near future.

Google says it will cooperate with any Safari privacy investigations

Google will cooperate with any investigations into allegations that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, the company said, after a news report that both U.S. and E.U. officials are investigating the company.

Apple, other firms named in privacy suit over mobile apps

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp and 14 other companies have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of distributing privacy-invading mobile applications.

AllClear ID keeps warnings about identity theft close at hand

Released to the App Store Wednesday, promises to alert users whenever there's a report that thieves may have accessed their bank accounts, credits cards, or Social Security number. The free mobile offering also includes a number of tools for protecting identity.

Lawmakers want Apple to brief them on iOS app privacy

Two U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday asked Apple representatives to brief members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the company's mobile privacy policies, saying a letter from Apple did not answer all of their questions.

What you need to know about Do Not Track

Google decided on Thursday to get behind Do Not Track, technology that lets users opt out of online tracking done by websites and Internet advertisers. So where does Do Not Track stand now? We've put together some answers for you.