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.
China discovers underground network of Apple employees selling iPhone users’ data
The criminals brought in more than $7 million.
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.
This motion sensor will make sure you’re never caught watching porn again
But can you zip up quickly enough?
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.
Mother of deceased daughter loses fight to access her child’s Facebook account
The parent is trying to determine if her daughter's death was an accident or suicide.
Tech giants urge Congress to enact FISA surveillance reforms
Facebook, Google, Amazon, and more are preparing for a major battle on Capitol Hill.
Cybersecurity group finds keylogger ‘spyware’ in dozens of HP laptops
The software was allegedly updated in 2015 to record every key press.
Lawmakers who betrayed your privacy get faces plastered on billboards
It won't bring back internet privacy, but it sure feels good.
Russian Tor relay operator facing terrorism charges
Activists call the charges a 'gross misunderstanding' of how Tor works.
Tim Cook once threatened Travis Kalanick with pulling Uber out of the App Store
More bad PR for Uber.
1 in 5 millennials prefer government spying to partner snooping
The majority of participants were averse to state surveillance.
Trump’s stance on internet privacy puts U.S.–E.U. pact on thin ice
President Trump's decision to kill key FCC privacy rules adds further stress to the already strained U.S.–E.U. Privacy Shield agreement.
Uber now lets you use an intersection as a pickup location
The company hopes it will make users feel safer.
Senate probe into Obama admin. ‘unmasking’ efforts is being overblown, sources say
Senate sources say there's no evidence to show the Obama administration acted improperly.
Keep ISPs from selling your browsing data with these powerful VPNs
It's probably time to take a little extra care after the recent Congressional ruling.
U.S. Customs agency withdraws Twitter summons over ‘alternative agency’ account
This was a losing battle, the U.S. government agency soon realized.
Trump, without evidence, accuses Susan Rice of committing a crime
'Do I think? Yes, I think,' Trump said.