Search engine Google is in hot water after a privacy watchdog saw orange and ruled that its method of bringing in personal data from its many different online services violates Dutch data protection law.
Social media websites can be a boon for employers scoping out job applicants, and that’s bad news for certain groups of young people, according to a new Northwestern University study.
Another week, another scandal at the Obama Administration. Yes, the administration really should now be carrying an official tagline that reads "Scandals’r Us." The latest? The federal government has been collecting all Verizon mobile phone calling information for some time.
There are quite a lot of people who are seriously concerned about maintaining their privacy in an age where aerial drones - like the Parrot AR - are increasingly easy to build or buy.
Germany has issued an ultimatum to the search engine Google to start answering user questions via email or face the consequences.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt believes more regulation is needed in the civilian drone market. The use of drones by law enforcement and enthusiasts is skyrocketing, but it is also raising new concerns about privacy, reports the BBC.
Frank Abagnale Jr, arguably one of the most famous American conmen of all time, believes Facebook has made life easier for fraudsters across the world.
Following legal action, Google's going to pay just $7 million in the US for its Street View snooping, uncovered three years ago.
Think carefully before you 'like' a particular song on Facebook: you could be giving away your sexual orientation, political views or even your drug use.
After users attempted to keep more information private, Facebook altered its privacy settings to make more data public than ever, research from Carnegie-Mellon University has shown.
The WhatsApp mobile messaging service is still breaching privacy laws, an investigation by the Dutch and Canadian provacy watchdogs has concluded.
Instagram has started releasing its usage figures following reports that the photo sharing site was hemorrhaging users over privacy concerns.
Supposedly anonymous people taking part in genomic studies can be identified using publicly accessible online resources, a team of Whitehead Institute researchers has shown.
You've got to appreciate the irony: Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark and a former director of Facebook, is all of a twitter over what she sees as a breach of privacy.
Apps and websites will have to jump through more hoops before gathering personal information on children, thanks to a set of amendments to the creaking Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
In an astonishing demonstration of nerve, Instagram has declared that from next January it has the right to use your name and photos for anything it likes - including selling them to third parties for use in ads.
The Federal Trade Commission says there's been little progress amongst children's app makers in addressing privacy issues, and is warning that it's planning several investigations.