EU lawmakers OK beefing up data protection laws (Update 2)
A European Parliament committee on Monday approved sweeping new data protection rules that would strengthen online privacy and outlaw the kind of data transfers that the United States used for its secret spying program.
WhatsApp messaging breached privacy laws
WhatsApp's mobile messaging service used by hundreds of millions of customers worldwide breached privacy laws in at least two countries, a joint Canadian-Dutch probe concluded Monday.
Air pollution causes 200,000 early deaths each year in the US, study finds
Researchers from MIT's Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment have come out with some sobering new data on air pollution's impact on Americans' health.
Google opens path in Europe for being 'forgotten'
Google began letting people in Europe formally request to be "forgotten" by the world's leading Internet search service.
White House report embraces 'big data,' privacy rules
A study ordered by US President Barack Obama and released Thursday concludes that analysis of "big data" can help society in many ways, from improving health care to spurring economic growth.
US lawmakers raise Google Glass privacy concerns
A group of US lawmakers has asked Google to answer questions on the privacy implications and possible "misuse of information" of its Google Glass project.
Watchdog: Google breaching Dutch privacy law
Facebook admits 'communications' error with emotions study
Facebook "communicated really badly" about a controversial study in which it secretly manipulated users' feelings, the social network's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg admitted Wednesday.
European court lawyer sides with Google (Update)
A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice said Tuesday that Google and other search engines should not have to remove web pages containing personal information from their search indexes.
Google threatens to shut down Swiss Street View
(AP) -- Google is threatening to wipe photographs of streets and houses in Switzerland from its online maps unless the country's supreme court overturns a ruling requiring an absolute guarantee of anonymity ...
German privacy watchdog dislikes Facebook's 'Like'
(AP) -- A German data protection authority is "unliking" Facebook's "Like" button.
Apple offering free recycling of all used products
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.