Open Internet threats loom, study says
The future of an open Internet faces threats from government crackdowns, and "balkanization" resulting from growing concerns over broad electronic surveillance, a survey of experts showed Thursday.
A year after Snowden, tech firms must get their houses in order to Reset the Net
When you go online today, you are likely to encounter the Reset the Net campaign. Exactly one year after the first revelations from Edward Snowden about NSA spying, the campaign is designed to mobilise organ ...
Lawsuit seeks access to more secret court opinions
A new lawsuit says the Obama administration has refused to hand over secret court documents about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities.
US Supreme Court takes up police searches of cellphones
The US Supreme Court takes up two cases Tuesday about whether police need warrants to search detainees' mobile phones, which have become vast repositories of personal data.
Judge extends order blocking data destruction
A federal judge in San Francisco has extended his nationwide order blocking the National Security Agency from destroying telephone surveillance records.
Cisco cleared in rights case, as tech sector watches
A US court has cleared Cisco Systems over liability for human rights abuses in China, in a case closely watched by the global technology sector and activists.
Technology firms urge changes to US spying (Update)
A coalition of leading U.S. technology firms joined an international protest Tuesday against the U.S. government's spying programs, urging more limits on collections of Americans' electronic data and greater ...
Google, Facebook, Twitter bolster digital defenses in wake of NSA revelations
Quietly at first, but more vocally in recent months, Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other leading Internet companies have been beefing up their digital defenses in response to reports that the National Security Agency has ...
Several top websites use device fingerprinting to secretly track users
(Phys.org) —A new study by KU Leuven-iMinds researchers has uncovered that 145 of the Internet's 10,000 top websites track users without their knowledge or consent. The websites use hidden scripts to extract ...
With Google's Photo Sphere, users contribute photos of remote spots
Mounted on cars, bikes and even snowmobiles, Google Street View cameras have been scouring the globe taking panoramic pictures of roads, alleys and buildings.
When we're all connected, online privacy is tough to achieve
Services that offer secure Web browsing and search have been enjoying a surge in popularity since the revelations about National Security Agency monitoring of domestic phone calls, email and Internet activity.
Broad coalition protests US surveillance program
A coalition of Internet and civil liberties groups launched a campaign Tuesday protesting the huge US online surveillance program revealed in the past week.
US judge orders Google to turn over data to FBI
A U.S. judge has ruled that Google Inc. must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data, rejecting the company's argument that the government's practice of issuing such requests to telecommunication ...
Facebook joins Web freedom group
Facebook on Wednesday became a full member of the Global Network Initiative, a non-governmental organization promoting Internet freedom and privacy rights.