The World Wide Web Consortium has rejected an attempt by the advertising industry to hijack a specification describing how websites should respond to "do not track" requests sent by Web browsers.
More brick-and-mortar retailers are tracking shoppers who come into their stores by using Wi-Fi signals to figure out how long shoppers stay, where they look, and whether they wind up at a cash register.
Some websites and mobile app developers are confused about how to comply with revised rules governing the online collection of personal information from children that took effect in the U.S. Monday, critics said.
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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.