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.
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak thinks you should quit Facebook
'My recommendation to most people is you should figure out a way to get off Facebook.'
Apple is trolling Google with this billboard about privacy
'We’re in the business of staying out of yours. Privacy. That’s iPhone.'
Here’s why Reddit’s r/technology is down on the Fourth of July
Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger wants you to boycott social media.
3 ways to secure your Nest cameras
Follow these tips to help keep hackers from accessing your Nest account.
Privacy activist Ola Bini detained for 2 months in Ecuador without charges
There has been no explanation.
Popular soccer app fined for spying on users through their phones
The La Liga Soccer League was fined $283,000.
No, Twitter will not notify you if someone shares your tweet through a DM
Here's what the person behind the hoax had to say.
Tech’s dangerous race to control our emotions
The tech industry will be selling emotional technology long before anyone has a serious debate about whether such tech is desirable.
Visa applicants now have to hand over their social media information
A State Department official said this will strengthen the vetting process.
Facebook lawyer says users ‘have no expectation of privacy’
"There is no invasion of privacy at all, because there is no privacy."
College students unknowingly photographed as part of secret face recognition project
Images of over 1,700 people captured as part of government-funded program.
Gwyneth Paltrow shares text showing Apple’s consent for birthday photos
'Don't need to break the old internet again, now do we?'
Parents set up cameras in teen redditor’s room after catching him masturbating
He turned to Reddit for legal advice.
New Google feature will let users auto-delete location data
Have your data automatically wiped every three or 18 months.
United Airlines is covering the cameras on its seat back screens
United has started covering the cameras with stickers.
Instagram bug made random people’s Stories appear for some users
The company says the issue only affected 'a small number' of accounts.