Microsoft unveils 'SurroundWeb'—whole room web display concept
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 ...
Study finds location sharing by apps prompts privacy action
Many smartphone users know that free apps sometimes share private information with third parties, but few, if any, are aware of how frequently this occurs. An experiment at Carnegie Mellon University shows ...
Yahoo sees 'end to end' email encryption by year-end
Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce "end to end encryption" for email this year to boost privacy protection for users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers.
US at odds with Google on computer search-warrant proposal
A Justice Department proposal that could make it easier to locate and hack into computers that are part of criminal investigations is raising constitutional concerns from privacy groups and Google, who fear ...
Eavesdropping concerns in Samsung smart TVs (Update)
Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.
Individuals may fail to navigate complex tradeoffs in privacy decision-making
We leave a trail of data, both knowingly and unwittingly, with every swipe of a credit card, post on social media and query on a search engine.
Privacy is dead, Davos hears
Imagine a world where mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA. Or where a department store knows from your buying habits that you're pregnant even before your family does.
Google Glass sales stopping - for now (Update)
Google said on Thursday it is halting sales of its Internet-linked eyewear Glass but insisted the technology would live on in a future consumer product.
Deep learning could prevent you from drunk posting to Facebook
The immense popularity of social media seems to have redefined "privacy" from the sense of keeping information secret to being in control over how information is shared – among friends, colleagues, companies ...
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".
Science journal says Facebook experiment 'a concern'
The scientific journal that published a controversial Facebook experiment on mood manipulation said Thursday it was concerned that the company did not follow scientific ethics and principles of informed consent.
Police use new tool to source crowds for evidence (Update)
An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks. Dozens were injured and about 50 ...
White House report embraces 'big data,' privacy rules
A study ordered by US President Barack Obama and released Thursday concludes that analysis of "big data" can help society in many ways, from improving health care to spurring economic growth.