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.
Your iPhone Might Be Hiding Your Location HistoryWhat if someone had a list of everywhere that you go, along with the exact time that you arrive and leave there each day? Well, as it turns out, that information is stored on many of our smartphones.
FBI Behind Mysterious Surveillance Aircraft Over US CitiesThe FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology - all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government.
Google Tries New Approach To Privacy ControlsGoogle is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services feel more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet's most powerful company.
Ebola Patient, Nurse Says Hospital Used Her As "PR Pawn”Ebola survivor Nina Pham said Monday in a statement as she filed a lawsuit against her employer she felt she was “left with no choice but to turn to the courts for help.”
Privacy Pushback Coming With Social MediaWe live in an age of oversharing on social media, where some people use it like a journal for their thoughts. But could a very private site be more popular this year?
Mobile Apps Still Collect Information On KidsIt's been more than a year since regulators came out with new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps. But many silly software programs still quietly collect data on the youngest consumers.