Are retailers the new NSA?

Smartphones and tablets have not just changed the way we shop online, they are also having an impact in brick-and-mortar shops, as many shoppers are using them to compare prices and read product reviews. But shoppers aren’t the only ones doing a bit of intelligence work on the ground, the retailers are responding in kind.

App maker hit with fine for collecting kids' data

Kids' app maker W3 Innovations has paid the Federal Trade Commission $50,000 to settle charges that it collected personal information about children without their parents' consent.

Members of Congress 'have insecure home networks'

The chair of the Intelligence Subcommittee of the Homeland Security Committee, Jane Harman, has a vulnerable network at her home, says Consumer Watchdog. It could have been breached by Google's Street View Wifi gathering - or anyone else, for that matter.