Both Facebook and Microsoft asked for and received permission to disclose FISA and other government requests for information following the Prism scandal.
Encrypting data may not guard against surveillance, some experts say, while others argue in favor of taking steps to protect privacy.
Social networking site Nextdoor recently launched an iOS app and is partnering with city governments to share neighborhood alerts.
Privacy groups and some lawmakers are in an uproar after news reports this week that the U.S. National Security Agency is conducting broad surveillance of the nation's residents.
The National Security Agency's Prism program tapped directly into the servers of most of the web's largest companies, monitoring our search history, the content of emails, file transfers, and live chats, The Guardian alleges.
Twitter and Internet service provider Sonic.net scored a perfect six in the third annual Electronic Frontier Foundation “Who Has Your Back?” report.
Mobile phone apps are accessing users' private data and transmitting it to remote servers far more than appears strictly necessary, while users have inadequate tools to monitor or control such access, according to a new study by two French government agencies.
A new tool may help you keep ownership of your images and safe from Facebook and Flickr's fine print.