Reddit reveals bids for user data by outside agencies
Reddit on Thursday issued its first transparency report, revealing numbers of requests for user data and bids to have content removed from the online messaging board.
China says 'harmful info' must be managed after VPNs blocked
A Chinese official says that "harmful information" must be managed following reports that China is blocking VPN services that let users access censored online content.
Dutch watchdog demands privacy changes from Google
A Dutch privacy watchdog on Monday ordered Google to make changes to the way it handles users' personal data or face fines of up to 15 million euros ($18.7 million).
Internet overload? No, survey says
Most people are happy with the Internet as a source of on-demand information, with only a small percentage hit by "information overload," a survey of US users showed Monday.
Twitter lets merchants offer deals to its users
Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers."
Study reveals how much people understand Internet
The Internet generation doesn't actually know much about how it works.
Casting light on the Internet's shadows (and shadowing)
The specter of a faceless system collecting data from Web users and compiling personal profiles has raised alarms among privacy advocates worldwide. Arvind Narayanan, an assistant professor of computer science at Princeton ...
Online dating service admits to fake profiles
A British-based online dating service admitted to US regulators Wednesday that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships.
Apple issues security warning for iCloud
Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.
Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info
Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users.
Russia to develop cyberspace 'security' without 'total control'
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said Russia must increase its cybersecurity but pledged not to impose total control over the Internet, amid fears Moscow is mulling whether to limit access to the worldwide ...
Yelp to pay US fine for child privacy violation
Online ratings operator Yelp agreed to pay $450,000 to settle US charges that it illegally collected data on children, in violation of privacy laws, officials said Wednesday.
No, digital natives are not clueless about protecting their privacy online
Standing on a stage in San Francisco in early 2010, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that as internet users had become more comfortable sharing their lives online, privacy was no longer a "social norm". He had an obvious commercial interest in rela ...
Facebook rolls out 'privacy checkup'
Facebook on Thursday began rolling out its "privacy checkup" aimed at helping users of the huge social network better manage sharing their information and postings.