3 Billion Yahoo! Accounts Breached In 2013Yahoo! has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying that it affected all 3 billion of the accounts on its service, and not only the 1 billion accounts that it revealed late last year.
SnapMap Feature Causing Concerns For Some Snapchat UsersA new feature from Snapchat is creating all kinds of talk.
Richard Simmons Sues National Enquirer For LibelRichard Simmons filed a libel and invasion of privacy lawsuit Monday against the National Enquirer and its parent company over stories that said he is now living as a transgender woman.
Lawsuit Alleges Bose Is Spying On ConsumersIs Bose spying on consumers? One of its customers thinks it is, and has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit to stop the practice.
House Sends Bill To Trump Blocking Online Privacy Regulation Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation. That move could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
Senate Votes To Undo Privacy Rules That Protect User DataThe Republican-led Senate has voted to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.
Google Maps Already Tracks You; Now Other People Can, TooGoogle Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app — the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing.
Senate Blocks Access To Online Data Without WarrantThe Senate blocked an expansion of the government's power to investigate suspected terrorists, a win for civil libertarians and privacy advocates emboldened after a NSA contractor's revelations forced changes to American surveillance.
Googling Yourself Now Leads To Privacy ControlsIn the coming weeks, a shortcut to personal account information will appear at the top of Google's search results whenever logged-in users enter their own names into the query box.
Microsoft Sues U.S. Over Demands For Customer DataMicrosoft is suing the U.S. government over a law that allows authorities to view customer emails or online files without the individual's knowledge. This comes as the tech industry is increasingly clashing with U.S. officials over privacy rights.
Apple In The Dark On How FBI Hacked iPhoneThe FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple, as consumers suddenly discover that they can't keep their most personal information safe.