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.
Smartphone users value their privacy and are willing to pay for it, economists find
Average smartphone users are willing to pay up to $5 extra for a typical application—or "app"—that won't monitor their locations, contact lists and other personal information, a study conducted by two economists at the ...
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.
Google chief says Glass privacy fears will fade
Google chief Larry Page assured investors that privacy fears about the company's coming Internet glasses will fade as people incorporate the eyewear into their lives.
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.
Facebook in fresh privacy row with new policy
Facebook is drawing fire from privacy activists again, after unveiling a new policy which could turn users' data and pictures into advertising.
Apple guides shoppers inside stores with iBeacon (Update)
GPS will tell people how to get to the nearest Apple store. With iBeacon, Apple hopes to guide visitors around once they're inside, whether it's to pick up an order, upgrade to a new iPhone or shop for a ...
Russia hacking site spying webcams worldwide: Britain
Britain's privacy watchdog on Thursday called on Russia to take down a site showing hacked live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world and warned it was planning "regulatory action".
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.
FTC looking into proposed Facebook changes
Watchdog: Google breaching Dutch privacy law
Privacy fears stoked by license plate readers
US police departments are rapidly expanding the use of automatic license plate readers, sparking debate on whether the technology is a valuable crime-fighting tool or a massive invasion of privacy.
Obama meets privacy board on spy programs
US President Barack Obama Friday meets members of a privacy watchdog board, finally fully active after years of delays, to discuss a furor over US spy agency Internet and telephone snooping.
Google, Apple and other tech giants look to a post-cookie era
After nearly 20 years, the era of Web-based "cookies" appears headed for an end, as companies like Google Inc., Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. explore new ways to track Internet users' habits, from desktop PCs to smartphones ...