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.

The quiet war against ownership
A major conflict is shaping up between the owners of smart devices and the companies that produced them.
iRobot may sell maps of users’ home layouts in the future
Your data can always be sold to the highest bidder. Always.
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.
Everything you need to know about Facebook’s privacy policy
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.
This tool exposes browsing habits on Capitol Hill
Privacy activists are fighting back.
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.
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.
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.