Privacy

privacy news, analysis, research, how-to, opinion, and video.

Use Uber? Snapchat? Google Maps? Now Twitter knows

Twitter will ping people's phones to see which other apps they have

EU wants Google to apply 'right to be forgotten' delistings to global .com domain

Whether Google will now start applying the right to be forgotten to the .com domain remains unclear


UN committee calls on countries to protect right to privacy

Germany and Brazil are the main sponsors of the resolution on privacy in the digital age

Pew poll: Limited knowledge on privacy policies, more on net neutrality

About six in 10 US Internet users were able to correctly define net neutrality in a survey

UK faults tech firm for not alerting authorities before soldier's murder

Tech companies need to take responsibility and start monitoring networks to spot terrorist activity, the UK said

60 things European legislators don't want Canada to learn about air passengers

The European Parliament has put on hold an agreement to continue sending passenger data to Canadian law enforcers

NSA privacy director defends agency's surveillance

The agency's first privacy director answers public questions on Tumblr

Uber, facing public backlash, will rethink privacy

The company is working with a DC law firm to assess its policies

Data exchange talks lag, jeopardizing US firms' ability to operate in Europe

Ongoing issues relating to US national security and spying imperil 'safe harbor' personal data pact

NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

With the failure of an NSA reform bill in Congress, the agency will continue to operate its US phone records program, Rogers says

Activists release Detekt tool that finds surveillance malware

The tool is a joint project of multiple privacy groups who investigated malware used to target journalists and human rights activists

Private property

Doxxing defense: Remove your personal info from data brokers

Don't want your home address or other personal info published to the world? This weekend, take an hour or two to make yourself a less visible target.

This is how Google is dealing with 'right to be forgotten' requests

We will hear next week what the EU data protection authorities think of Google's methods

BitTorrent dismisses security concerns raised about its Sync app

The cryptographic implementation is solid and cannot be compromsied through a remote server, the company said

tech turkey intro

Top Tech Turkeys of 2014

This Thanksgiving, just be thankful you aren’t associated with any of these people.

cios execs security thinkstock

Surprise! TRUSTe Can't Always be Trusted, FTC Says

The FTC fined TRUSTe, a site that aims to validate online retailers' security safeguards, for failing to audit sites that previously earned its seal of approval.

US Senate fails to move forward on NSA reform bill

The vote on the USA Freedom Act could mean NSA reform is dead until next year

Mobile phone data privacy.

Apple, Microsoft, Google and Others Join Push Against Government Spying

Ten top tech companies have signed onto an open letter backing legislation that would prevent the bulk collection of Internet metadata by government agencies.

Swedish ISP to let users shield Internet activity from police

A free VPN service from Bahnhof will keep web surfing and other online usage anonymous

Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to sign the bill this year

Load More