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Study: Geolocation apps draw users, despite privacy concerns

A survey by a nonprofit group that focuses on risk and security management found that nearly 60 percent of smartphone users employ apps that access their location data despite having concerns about risks to their privacy and even personal safety.

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.