Don't-Miss Privacy Stories
Social networking service Path has upgraded the security of its mobile application in apparent response to a recent outcry over its data gathering practices...
Privacy activists are alleging Facebook hasn't met a deadline set by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to make changes to its privacy controls.
The furor surrounding the Girls Around Me App reveals how much users still have to learn about what social networks reveal about them.
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 websites worldwide will comply with visitors' Do Not Track preferences starting later this year, the company announced Wednesday.
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 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.
Ranking members of the House's Energy and Commerce Committee has asked leading iOS developers how they collect and store user data.
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 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.
Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Yelp and 14 other companies have been hit with a lawsuit accusing them of distributing privacy-invading mobile applications.
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.
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.
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.