EU lawmakers push leaders on data privacy
European Union lawmakers on Tuesday urged heads of state and government to endorse a proposal for beefed-up data privacy laws ahead of a summit in Brussels later this week.
70.3M records, 30 days: NSA report draws Paris ire (Update)
The U.S. National Security Agency swept up 70.3 million French telephone records in a 30-day period, according to a newspaper report Monday that offered new details of the massive scope of a surveillance ...
EU lawmakers OK beefing up data protection laws (Update 2)
A European Parliament committee on Monday approved sweeping new data protection rules that would strengthen online privacy and outlaw the kind of data transfers that the United States used for its secret spying program.
Facebook tries to win back teens by letting them post publicly
Facebook Inc. is lifting restrictions on teens to let them share more information publicly in a bid to regain the popularity it has lost to Twitter, Snapchat and other social networks.
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.
Google: EU privacy spat will 'play itself out' (Update)
Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, said Thursday that he respects but disagrees with complaints about his company's privacy policies made by data protection authorities in six European countries.
France to sanction Google over privacy rules
France said Friday it will fine Google up to 300,000 euros ($402,180) for breaking rules on data privacy.
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 ...
Rousseff wants Web servers to be housed in Brazil
(AP)—Brazil's president asked legislators on Thursday to urgently vote on a bill that would force foreign companies to store all data about their Brazilian clients on servers based in the country, a move ...
FTC looking into proposed Facebook changes
Location services grow for smartphone users, survey says
Most US smartphone owners use their device's location service for directions or other purposes but only a small percentage share their location with friends and others, a survey showed Thursday.
Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA on data could mean prison
Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer on Wednesday said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.
Online data brokers know you surprisingly well
I'm a middle-aged guy who lives in a house that was built more than 50 years ago. I'm married, have a white-collar job and sometimes read financial newsletters for fun.
Detecting program-tampering in the cloud
For small and midsize organizations, the outsourcing of demanding computational tasks to the cloud—huge banks of computers accessible over the Internet—can be much more cost-effective than buying their ...