'Likely service disruption' strikes Facebook
A "likely service disruption" struck Facebook on Monday, preventing its 1.15 billion members from updating their status on the social media website.
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 becomes Google advertising ally
Google-owned online ad-placing service DoubleClick on Friday announced that the way has been cleared to include space at Facebook.
Prediction model for Kickstarter tells if projects will sail
Report: NSA collecting millions of contact listss
The National Security Agency has been sifting through millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world—including those of Americans—in its effort to find possible ...
Brazil announces secure email to counter US spying
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced Sunday that her government was creating a secure email system to try and shield official communications from spying by the United States and other countries.
Growing backlash to government surveillance
From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance are taking shape, from a surge of new encrypted email programs to technology that ...
Several top websites use device fingerprinting to secretly track users
(Phys.org) —A new study by KU Leuven-iMinds researchers has uncovered that 145 of the Internet's 10,000 top websites track users without their knowledge or consent. The websites use hidden scripts to extract ...
Twitter overtakes Facebook among US teens
Twitter has overtaken Facebook as the most popular social network among US teens, according to a new survey.
US data collection opens doors to abuse: report
US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are collecting massive amounts of data on Americans and storing it for too long, creating a potential for abuse, a research report said Tuesday.
Where in the world are young people using the internet?
According to a common myth, today's young people are all glued to the Internet. But in fact, only 30 percent of the world's youth population between the ages of 15 and 24 years old has been active online ...
China pays two million to monitor Internet
China is employing two million people to keep tabs on people's Internet use, according to state media, in a rare glimpse into the secret world of Beijing's vast online surveillance operation.
Hackers steal data from 2.9mn Adobe customers
Software titan Adobe Systems warned that hackers stole credit card numbers and other information relating to nearly three million customers.
US official admits testing US cellphone tracking
National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander revealed Wednesday that his spy agency once tested whether it could track Americans' cell phone locations, in addition to its practice of sweeping broad ...