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.
Explosion in online consumer data collection poses major threat, expert says
A marketing expert at the University of Sydney Business School has warned of a mounting threat to privacy posed by a massive increase in consumer information being amassed in a way that does not comply with ...
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 ...
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 loses Facebook appeal
A German privacy watchdog has failed in its bid to stop Facebook from forcing users to register with their real names.
EU lawmakers reject mining of air passenger data (Update)
EU lawmakers on Wednesday rejected plans to allow European air passenger data to be used to fight against organised crime and terrorism, the European Parliament said.
German privacy watchdog dislikes Facebook's 'Like'
(AP) -- A German data protection authority is "unliking" Facebook's "Like" button.
The dangers of surveillance: It's bad, but why?
(Phys.org) —Surveillance is everywhere, from street corner cameras to the subject of books and movies. "We talk a lot about why surveillance is bad, but we don't really know why," says Neil Richards, JD, privacy law expert ...
Google Reader being shuttered for privacy-compliance concerns, report says
Google said earlier this month it would close its Reader service because of low usage, but a report says the company also killed the RSS platform because it did not want to commit a full staff to it to ensure the service ...
Germany warns Facebook over face-recognition app
Facebook has until November 7 to bring its facial recognition software into conformity with privacy laws in Germany and the European Union or face legal action, a government lawyer told AFP Friday.