FBI steps up to $1B next-gen ID program
US at odds with Google on computer search-warrant proposal
A Justice Department proposal that could make it easier to locate and hack into computers that are part of criminal investigations is raising constitutional concerns from privacy groups and Google, who fear ...
Close ties between White House, NSA spying review
Stung by public unease about new details of spying by the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers he described as independent experts to scrutinize the NSA's surveillance ...
Austrian student takes on Facebook over privacy
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.
Review: 5 ways to control your privacy on Google
Like it or not, your relationship with Google is becoming a lot more intimate. The company recently expanded its ability to combine data from its various services to create a highly detailed profile on you.
Private picture of Mark Zuckerberg's family leaked
Even Mark Zuckerberg's family can get tripped up by Facebook's privacy settings. A picture that Zuckerberg's sister posted on her personal Facebook profile was seen by a marketing director, who then posted ...
FTC seeks law to shed more light on data brokers
(AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission is calling for a new law that would allow people to review the vast amounts of information being collected about them as the Internet, smartphones and other technology make it easier ...
Conduct code for unmanned aircraft is unveiled
A trade group for drone aircraft manufacturers and operators has released the industry's first code of conduct in response to growing privacy concerns.
After years in shadows, France wants legal data monitoring (Update)
France's government pressed Thursday to legalize broad surveillance of terrorism suspects with a measure that would allow intelligence services to vacuum up metadata in hopes of preventing imminent attacks.
Facebook near privacy settlement with FTC: report
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.
Google to change terms to use your identity in ads
Google wants your permission to use your name, photo and product reviews in ads that it sells to businesses.
Privacy group sues to get data about NSA-Google ties
The National Security Agency should divulge information about its reported agreement with Google Inc. to help the Internet company defend itself against foreign cyber attacks, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by a privacy ...
Justice Dept. wants phone locales without warrant
(AP) -- Should the government be allowed to track a person's movements based on cell phone records, without evidence of criminal wrongdoing?