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.
Norwegian officials are probing Facebook’s ever-improving facial recognition features, concerned that the tech may pose a threat to Norwegians’ privacy.
“If Facebook also monitors Norwegian users, it may be a violation of Norwegian privacy laws,” said Norwegian Data Protection Authority …
Quora, a question and answers popular with Silicon Valley insiders, has rolled out a new “Views” feature, so users can publicly see who is reading their posts and where they found them.
The product update, announced on Quora’s blog today, …
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.
Guy Adams is a writer for the UK news agency The Independent. He’s the paper’s L.A. correspondent, …
Civil libertarians aren’t thrilled with the government’s ability to track our locations, even after the U.S. Supreme Court put limits on the ability for law enforcement to track car locations without search warrants.
Scary anti-government talks are the norm at …
What happens when the illicitly obtained data you were supposed to have deleted is discovered on your severs two years later?
Well, if you’re Google, you start by apologizing.
The search giant landed in hot water two years ago when …