Court scraps Dutch data retention law, cites privacy concern (Update)
A judge scrapped the Netherlands' data retention law Wednesday, saying that while it helps solve crimes it also breaches the privacy of telephone and Internet users.
Tech leaders warn on effects of US snooping fallout
Hi-tech bosses on Wednesday demanded authorities change their murky ways in the wake of revelations of a vast snooping campaign by the US and other governments that has raised concerns on privacy.
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.
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.
Google argues for right to continue scanning Gmail (Update 2)
Google's attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people's Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice.
Congress weighs landmark change in Web ad privacy
(AP) -- The Web sites we visit, the online links we click, the search queries we conduct, the products we put in virtual shopping carts, the personal details we reveal on social networking pages - all of this can give companies ...
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.
Drones will require new privacy laws, Senate told (Update)
Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so, legal experts told a Senate panel ...
Cloud computing user privacy in serious need of reform, scholars say
When Web surfers sign up for a new online service or download a Web application for their smartphone or tablet, the service typically requires them to click a seemingly innocuous box and accept the company's ...
Watchdog: Google breaching Dutch privacy law
Top regulator urges online 'do not track' law (Update)
A top US regulator urged Congress Wednesday to enact an online privacy law that includes "do not track" mechanisms for consumers on the Internet, amid indications of a split among lawmakers.
Instant facial recognition a two-edged sword
By the time Joe Rosenkrantz took his seat in his company's conference room, a video camera had already handled the introductions. An image of Rosenkrantz, taken as he walked toward his chair, instantly popped up on a nearby ...
US hearing warns FBI, Facebook on facial recognition
A US Senate hearing Wednesday highlighted concern over the growing use of facial recognition technologies, both for law enforcement use and in big social networks like Facebook.
German privacy watchdog dislikes Facebook's 'Like'
(AP) -- A German data protection authority is "unliking" Facebook's "Like" button.