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.
Millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers exposed online
A password-less server exposed more than records on 419 million Facebook users.
Oregon senator said jail time should be on the table for Facebook’s Zuckerberg
Says he's "repeatedly lied" and "should be held accountable."
Embarrassing photo roll? Here’s how to hide photos on your iPhone
Not everything in your Camera Roll is meant for public consumption.
Google will reportedly pay up to $200 million to settle FTC YouTube investigation
The platform was accused of illegally collecting children's data to serve them ads without their parent's consent.
1 million ‘anonymous’ users of popular porn site exposed in breach
Users are urged to immediately change their usernames and emails on the site.
Facebook is finally rolling out its clear history tool
The new tool will be available in Ireland, South Korea, and Spain initially.
Facebook-branded coffee shops are coming
Patrons will be encouraged to run a privacy checkup on their account.
You can no longer label your Facebook groups as ‘secret’
The only options moving forward are to have either a 'public' or 'private' group.
Court: Facebook users in Illinois can sue over facial recognition
A successful class-action lawsuit could result in billions lost for Facebook.
E3 accidentally doxed over 2,000 journalists, YouTubers (updated)
Trolls are now spreading the leaked, personal details online.
It’s time to secure your smart home
Make your smart home more secure with these six simple tips, including changing a few settings on your router and enabling a guest network. Here's how to do it.
Equifax might not give you that $125 (updated)
The credit reporting firm is finally paying for the 2017 hack that leaked millions of users' data.
Facebook tries to put a positive spin on its $5 billion FTC fine
The social media company was hit with a $5 billion fine for numerous privacy scandals.
Google settled two multi-million dollar lawsuits this week
The company will pay out a combined $24 million for both class action suits.
How to clear your search history on Instagram
Keep your Insta secrets safe, whether you're using the app or a desktop browser.
Oakland to become the third U.S. city to ban facial recognition
The city trails San Francisco, California, and Somerville, Massachusetts.
Should you be concerned about your privacy on FaceApp?
If you're worried about FaceApp, you should definitely be worried about Snapchat.