The wrong online persona can make you a social media casualty
Anthony Fisher, a lecturer at Nottingham University, has become the latest casualty of unwise social media use after causing outrage with Facebook posts about his students and their intellectual ability, or lack thereof. ...
Turkish president approves disputed Internet law
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has approved a controversial bill which critics said aims to increase government controls over the internet.
French leader heads to Silicon Valley to talk tech
France's president was visiting San Francisco on Wednesday and meeting with Silicon Valley technology leaders, just days after a French regulator hit Google with an embarrassing regulatory slap and after years of efforts ...
Turkey approves Internet restrictions
Turkey's Parliament has approved legislation that would tighten government controls over the Internet.
US states look to rein in government surveillance (Update)
Revelations of National Security Agency surveillance programs have prompted state lawmakers around the United States to propose bills to curtail the powers of law enforcement to monitor and track citizens.
New facial recognition apps concern researcher
Brian Mennecke is not surprised to see developers using facial recognition technology to create new apps for smart phones and tablets. In fact, Mennecke and his colleagues at Iowa State University predicted this would happen ...
Angry Birds will have angry users until privacy rules are clear
It was reported this week that the NSA and British intelligence agency GCHQ have been gathering information from popular apps including David Cameron's favourite game, Angry Birds.
Canada privacy czar warns against spies trawling social media
Canada's interim privacy commissioner on Tuesday urged lawmakers to crack down on government spies who trawl without cause on social media websites to gather people's personal data.
Moving in cycles: The surprisingly resilient nature of privacy online
For over a decade, numerous voices have claimed that online privacy is dead, due to users disclosing their personal details in social media and fuelling government mass surveillance. Just released, a new book entitled Against ...
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.
Some Obama spy changes hampered by complications
Legal experts warn that several of the key surveillance reforms pushed by President Barack Obama face complications that could muddy the proposals' authority, slow their momentum in Congress and saddle the ...
Google privacy case can be heard in UK, court rules
Britain's High Court ruled on Thursday that a group of Internet users can sue US tech giant Google over an alleged breach of privacy legislation.
Google caught afoul of privacy law in Canada
Google has been caught afoul of Canadian law by displaying web ads linked to a person's health history, Canada's interim privacy commissioner says.
Justice Department is venue for Obama NSA speech
The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to the Justice Department to announce the results of his review of National Security Agency surveillance programs.