The most trusted companies in America include HP, Amazon, IBM, eBay, and Microsoft. But Apple and Google, the two companies at the forefront of the mobile revolution, didn’t make the cut.
In an effort to stay transparent, Google released details of its three-point plan for handling government requests for its users email and cloud services today.
Japanese researchers develop LED-glasses that protect you from being analyzed by facial recognition software.
Editor’s Pick Can you opt-out of Facebook’s Graph Search? Who can see my content? How can I protect myself? We answer your questions about privacy in Facebook’s new search function.
Ron Wyden outlined today a number of pivotal tech policy points that need to be discussed over the coming year, including privacy, net neutrality, and other data usage.
The money isn’t the issue; it’s the principle at stake — and Facebook said it’s going to fight back this time.
Skype calls use 256-bit advanced encryption by default, but that’s not secure enough for some people. So a prof at the Warsaw University of Technology has created a way to communicate even more privately on Skype — by using silence.
Instagram may have lost about 25 percent of its daily active users since people started revolting over a questionable terms of service change.
Congress decided to kill an amendment to an older piece of legislation that would have prevented authorities from viewing a person’s email messages without obtaining a warrant.
Instagram tweeted today saying it has “more to share very soon.” Its community has been outraged after the photo-sharing app changed its terms of service yesterday.
Marking the next big step for Instagram, the photo-sharing service will begin sharing data with Facebook in January.
The U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that would take the teeth out of online and mobile stalking by creating new rules for location privacy.
Facebook’s nifty Year In Review feature is some mighty fine nostalgia; it generates an infographic of the top moments from 2012 in your life and the lives of your friends — even the lives of total strangers. Fun!
Believe it or not, but Facebook is introducing simpler, more accessible privacy controls to help you keep certain aspects of your digital life private.
Internet “Explorer” has a whole new meaning today. The big question: who’s exploring who?
With the latest update to its popular anti-tracking plugin, Abine aims to fix the mess that Do Not Track as so far failed to.
Low turnout in Facebook’s latest policy change vote means Facebook can now eliminate the entire system.
Bizarrely, a tracking company Dataium still argues that a shoppers’ Web browsing is anonymous, even though it can be tied to their names. Dataium apparently adheres to the strict definition of anonymous: It does not give dealers click-by-click details of people’s Web surfing history. Read on for more on the intriguing investigation by the WSJ into anonymous (or not so anonymous) tracking….
Two privacy organizations sent Facebook a letter urging it to reconsider its new stance on passing privacy changes. The company recently announced that it was striking its previous practice of allowing the Facebook community to vote on privacy changes.
It’s not Brazil, not Iran, and not Russia, which has expressed a desire to censor the internet.
Soon, you won’t be able to vote on upcoming Facebook governance changes — which you likely weren’t doing in the first place.
When this feature was first announced on Facebook’s Android app, my first thought was that awkward, angry conversations with former friends should quickly ensue.
A Bulgarian digital rights activist is the proud owner of your Facebook name, username, and email today. Bogomil Shopov bought this information for 1.1 million Facebook users for $5.
Video chatting company FreshTag is sick of having to invite you to things. Can’t you just anticipate what FreshTag wants and do it before it asks? Gosh, be a better user. That is, when it comes to video chats. The company set up a way to video chat without usernames or friend-invites, though it may not be the most private way to meet face-to-face online.
Editor’s Pick Money can’t buy you love, the Beatles told us. Neither can $33 million in venture capital and massive celebrity endorsements from stars like Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg, Julia-Louis Drefus, Alicia Keys, and Jim Carrey.
The good news is that only 1.5 percent of Android apps are malicious. The bad news is that malware is up 216 percent in just three months.
Personal.com, one of a growing class of Dropbox competitors, has taken personally that age-old wisdom: “If you can’t beat em, join em.”
Guest Post Last night’s changes to Microsoft’s Services Agreement mean only bad things for users.
Facebook is working on new ad technology that will allow businesses you already buy from, but are not connected with on Facebook, match your email address and your Facebook identity.
By merging their customer records and your Facebook information, companies will be able to market to you better on Facebook … because they’ll know much more about you.
Guest Post In Tampa, Florida, just outside of the building where the Republican National Convention is taking place, vigilant observers are perched high above, working day and night to spot suspicious activity.
Microsoft denies claims that its SmartScreen security software allows it to profile Windows users.
SpiderOak Blue Private Cloud allows companies to store sensitive data within its own infrastructure, rather than a third party site.
Germany launched another privacy investigation against Facebook today, after attempts to get the social network to alter its facial recognition technology failed.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says Facebook duped application developers into paying $375 for a phony security authentication, the latest to come out of the privacy investigation Facebook settled on Friday.
Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission officially finalized a privacy settlement today after a period of “public comment.”
Burner launched today, an app that gives you one-off numbers that go dark after you’re done using them. But what happens when those numbers are used by criminals? The privacy-focused company says it is ready for those scenarios, and will comply with U.S. court orders.
What’s private, and what is public? That’s the question that will determine whether you agree with Twitter’s decision to suspend Guy Adams’ account.