Google defends privacy plan to US lawmakers
Google Inc., under scrutiny from privacy watchdogs for changes it made to its search engine, is launching a splashy ad campaign designed to alleviate privacy concerns.
A plan to expand the number of Internet domain names came under fire in the US Congress on Thursday, a day after the head of the Federal Trade Commission said it could potentially be a "disaster."
Facebook has fixed a bug that allowed the viewing of some private photographs of other members and which was reportedly used to access personal pictures of founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Government regulators are sharing some alarming information about Facebook: They believe the online social network has often misled its more than 800 million users about the sanctity of their personal information.
Facebook is settling with the Federal Trade Commission over charges it deceived consumers with its privacy settings to get people to share more personal information than they originally agreed to.
As consumers, we transmit valuable personal information to the companies with which we do business. In doing so, we trust that information will remain secure. Over the past year, however, we have learned of a number of instances ...
Facebook will agree to independent privacy audits for 20 years under a proposed settlement with US regulators over changes to its privacy settings, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
(AP) -- Federal regulators have reached a settlement with an Atlanta-based social networking site over claims that it illegally obtained personal information from children.
Max Schrems wasn't sure what he would get when he asked Facebook to send him a record of his personal data from three years of using the site.
(AP) -- Cellphone companies pledged Monday to warn subscribers before they go over their monthly limits for calling minutes, text messages and data use.
Google is getting ready to press the mute button on Buzz, an online social networking service that turned into a massive faux pas.
By signing in to many of the Web's most popular sites, consumers send their names, email addresses or other personal information to other websites and data-collection companies, according to a Stanford University study that ...
(AP) -- Nine privacy groups have sent a joint letter to the Federal Trade Commission saying it should investigate the ways Facebook collects data about users' online activity after recent changes to its site.
Google said Wednesday the US Justice Department has asked for more information about its bid for Motorola Mobility but expressed confidence the $12.5 billion deal will get the green light.