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 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.
Data harvesting firm leaked personal data on 48 million people
The company refutes the details of the leak.
Would you pay $11 to use Facebook?
The social network is reportedly considering a paid ad-free option.
Facebook faces billion-dollar lawsuit over facial recognition tags
The company would owe every user in Illinois $5,000.