Privacy and technology groups generally applauded a wide-ranging settlement between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the social-networking site's privacy practices.
Facebook has agreed to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers "on numerous occasions" by telling them they could keep their personal information private, then repeatedly sharing that information.
A team of privacy researchers and product designers from Europe and the U.S. have released a browser-based implementation of Privicons, a project that aims to...
Regulators are starting to investigate what kind of oversight is in place to make sure that mobile applications don't encroach on user privacy rights, Microsoft attorney Mary Newcomer Williams said at a conference about legal issues in mobile broadband.
Facebook is close to reaching a deal with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that the social network engaged in "deceptive behavior" when changing its privacy settings.
Facebook's fake account detection mechanisms can be defeated 80 percent of the time with the help of automated tools, researchers from the University of British Columbia say.
The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to approve an agreement that settles a privacy-violation complaint the agency leveled against Google over its Buzz microblogging and social networking service
A pair of legislators want Congress to pass legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get permission from a judge before tracking suspects through their mobile phones instead of the now-common practice of tracking a mobile subscriber's location after a prosecutor-issued subpoena.
With Facebook's new Timeline feature, every status update, wall post and photo ever posted since the day you joined Facebook becomes easily searchable to you and your friends. But there are ways to tweak your settings to control who sees what.
Facebook has a new feature for automatically grouping friends into lists such as work, school, and family. CIO's Kristin Burnham goes over five important facts you need to know about the new friend lists before you get started.