Internet Privacy

Internet Privacy news, information, and how-to advice

The censored cloud: The new reality for us all

Russia and China may reflect the extremes of government information control, but a new world order will affect all cloud users and providers

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Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users

Move comes as Apple embarks on health tracking and mobile payments that have potential privacy implications

Apple Watch under scrutiny for privacy by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

One in three applications request excessive permissions, and privacy information is inadequate in 85 percent of them, a study found

Yahoo says it faced $250,000 daily fines for defying U.S. surveillance requests

Yahoo's disclosure about government threats comes amid newly unsealed court documents

Five million Gmail addresses and passwords dumped online

The data was not likely stolen from Google, but from other websites, researchers said

Tech industry groups ask U.S. Senate to 'swiftly pass' NSA curbs

A coalition of tech industry groups writes a letter to Senate leaders saying an erosion of trust is affecting their business abroad

Home Depot confirms breach of its payment systems

Customers will not be held responsible for fraudulent charges, the company said

Nude photos, phone records, NSA data offer essential lessons for admins

Whether via Apple's iCloud, the DEA, or the NSA, data is leaking everywhere -- can anyone avoid exposure?

Hillary Clinton: 'Our technology companies are not part of our government'

U.S. companies are being unfairly tarred for perceived cooperation with the government, she said

Firefox OS to outdo Android with granular application permissions

Starting with Firefox OS 2.1, users will reap privacy and security benefits by being able to control application-specific permissions

Dozens of US tech firms violate EU privacy promises

Advocacy group Center for Digital Democracy calls on the FTC to investigate 30 companies for their handling of personal information

Snowden reveals automated NSA cyberwarfare program

MonsterMind could fire back at suspected attackers without human intervention, Snowden says

DOJ asks court to vacate stay in Microsoft email privacy case

The government points to a 'jurisdictional' defect in Microsoft's appeal of a warrant for emails stored in Ireland

How Yahoo email encryption could help your business

Yahoo's browser plug-in for end-to-end encryption could provide an easy-to-use solution for encrypting webmail

McAfee sideshow eclipses Defcon's real security breakthroughs

The security pioneer's appearance at Defcon highlighted the best and worst impulses of the hacker community

Microsoft, Google, others back Facebook in New York privacy dispute

Facebook is seeking important rulings on the collection of bulk user data under gag orders

Where your personal data goes when you're not looking

What businesses know about any given individual is a lot. But what are companies doing with that data? Not as much as you might think -- at least not yet. Companies are getting more sophisticated, however.

User beware: That mobile app is spying on you

A recent study of the 400 most popular iOS and Android apps reveals that nearly all free apps collect users' personal data

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