Study shows how easy it is to determine someone's identity with cell phone data
New hardware design makes data encryption more secure by disguising cloud servers' memory-access patterns
Cloud computing—outsourcing computational tasks over the Internet—could give home-computer users unprecedented processing power and let small companies launch sophisticated Web services without building ...
3G protocols come up short in privacy, say researchers
Privacy group gets NSA files on utility research
Lightbeam from Mozilla shines light on online tracking
US judge orders Google to turn over data to FBI
A U.S. judge has ruled that Google Inc. must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data, rejecting the company's argument that the government's practice of issuing such requests to telecommunication ...
In your face: Near-infrared glasses thwart face recognition
FBI steps up to $1B next-gen ID program
Big US tech firms calls for reform on snooping
Six of the biggest US technology firms are urging Congress to rein in the National Security Agency by requiring more transparency about surveillance and improved privacy protections.
Japan officials mistakenly reveal internal memos
Japan's bureaucrats used the wrong privacy settings for Google Groups online discussions, allowing anyone to see internal memos including on negotiating positions for an international treaty, the government ...
Your emails are all scanned—and that's what you agreed to
According to Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, "all human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret". It is in our nature to want privacy, yet in the internet age, it has never been easier ...
Facebook changes led users to reveal more, study finds (Update)
Facebook users began sharing more private data after the social network giant revamped its policies and interface, according to a study released Tuesday.
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.
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 ...