At its core, privacy is the agency individuals assert over what information about themselves they share and to whom they share that information. Online, concerns about privacy manifest themselves everywhere—from surveillance by government agencies like the NSA and the FBI to corporate data-collection by tech companies like Facebook and Google.
U.K.’s new age verification system may impact your porn viewing habits
The implications aren't confined to across the pond.
Verizon security error leaves millions of customer records exposed
The data included names, addresses, account details, and PINs.
Here’s how to find out which apps are leaking your personal data
The Lumen Privacy Monitor app was created to discover how much of your personal data is being sent to tracking services.
How a VPN works—and why experts think you should use one
Here's what you need to know about this reliable privacy tool.
Judge tosses lawsuit alleging Facebook eavesdrops on its users
Another defeat for Facebook opponents.
Locking down your Facebook account is easier than you think.
Students will betray their friends’ online privacy for pizza
98 percent of students gave away their friend's email address for pizza.
How to safely access the deep web
Curious about the deep web? Here's everything you need to know to get started.
How to unblock someone on Instagram
They've paid their penance. It's time to like one another's photos again.
China discovers underground network of Apple employees selling iPhone users’ data
The criminals brought in more than $7 million.
Apple puts its foot down on apps tracking user’s location with new iOS 11 setting
The new option makes it so apps can only see your location when they are in use.
This motion sensor will make sure you’re never caught watching porn again
But can you zip up quickly enough?
Supreme Court to hear major case on police use of phone location data
'Carpenter v. United States' is being called a landmark case for privacy rights in the digital age.
Mother of deceased daughter loses fight to access her child’s Facebook account
The parent is trying to determine if her daughter's death was an accident or suicide.
Tech giants urge Congress to enact FISA surveillance reforms
Facebook, Google, Amazon, and more are preparing for a major battle on Capitol Hill.
Cybersecurity group finds keylogger ‘spyware’ in dozens of HP laptops
The software was allegedly updated in 2015 to record every key press.