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.
Researchers discover major flaw in email encryption
A critical PGP flaw could expose your past emails.
Another leak has exposed the sensitive data of 3 million Facebook users
The incident has several ties to Cambridge Analytica.
A sketchy tech company can track any smartphone in the U.S. within seconds
The FCC and major mobile carriers are looking into it.
The Signal encryption app isn’t so secure after all
The disappearing messages aren't entirely disappearing.
Apple is purging apps that violate its privacy policies
It's not clear how many apps have been affected.
An encrypted messaging feature was found buried in Twitter’s Android app
The company did not provide a release date.
Facebook only gives employees a privacy tool everyone should have
The warning is named after an evil 'Lord of the Rings' character.
Facebook terminates employee who bragged about stalking women on Tinder
The social network's privacy problems are only getting worse.
Facebook’s ‘Clear History’ feature is a smart move
It's like clearing cookies from a browser—but for your Facebook data.
Here’s why you’re getting all those terms of service update emails
Companies have until May 25 to make changes.
Uber will soon obscure rider pickup, drop-off locations
It's a move to enhance rider safety and privacy.
Professor who sold the data of 87 million Facebook users says he’s ‘sincerely sorry’
He thought 'everybody knows and nobody cares' about data collection.
Police went to a funeral home to unlock a dead man’s phone
It's becoming more common than you think.
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says he will testify before Congress
Facebook's data scandal isn't going away.
Facebook is making a tiny change that will protect it from strict privacy laws
The social network downplayed the reasoning for its actions.