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 …
Secure collaboration firm WatchDox just released the results of a document security study by the Ponemon Institute. And the consensus is that we suck at security.
Surveying more than 600 IT and security pros with an average 11 years of …
Ahh, the world is a wonderful place. And truth is indeed sometimes stranger than fiction.
Mark Zuckerberg, the man who some believe has done more to erode privacy than anyone else, has been awarded his first ever patent … for …
Kaggle, a San Francisco-based startup that hosts data science competitions, has uncovered some disconcerting insights about human behavior in its two-year run. At times, its founders have been surprised by the accuracy of an algorithm, and the competitions continue to …
Apple has pulled security software vendor Bitdefender’s Clueful app from the app store.
Clueful is an app that examines other applications on your phone or iPad and tells you what they’re doing: accessing your address book, using location services such …