California sues Delta for privacy violations

California's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines, accusing it of failing to display the required privacy policy in its mobile app.

Facebook policy changes come under fire

Two US privacy groups are calling on Facebook to scrap its plans to do away with user votes on policy changes.

App developers warned over privacy violations

California's attorney general has issued a warning to mobile app developers that haven't yet posted privacy policies.

EU slams Google data protection practices

EU regulators have, as expected, asked Google to reverse changes it made earlier this year to its privacy policy.

Google faces double whammy from FTC and EU

The Federal Trade Commission is believed to be about to launch an anti-trust investigation into Google, as the EU complains about its privacy policy.

Senator calls for greater email privacy

Law enforcement could be forced to get a probable-cause warrant to access people's email, thanks to a new bill set to be introduced today.

Germany re-examines Facebook facial recognition

German data protection officials are taking another look at Facebook's use of photo recognition.

Record fine for Google over Safari tracking cookies

Google's been hit with a whacking $22.5 million fine for violating a privacy settlement with the FTC and tracking the activity of Safari users.

Google faces record fine for privacy breach

Google may be forced to pay an unprecedented $22.5 million fine for violating Apple users' privacy, according to reports.

Website exposes dumb Facebook updates

A British teenager has launched a new site called We Know What You're Doing, exposing some of the suicidally stupid messages people still persist on posting on Facebook.

Google and Apple challenged over mapping 'spy planes'

US Senator Charles Schumer is calling on Google and Apple to withdraw plans for 3D mapping, calling it an 'unprecedented invasion of privacy'.

Charities net $10 million from Facebook in privacy settlement

Facebook's agreed to pay $10 million to charity as part of a settlement over its Sponsored Stories sidebar.

LinkedIn updates iOS app after privacy issue revealed

LinkedIn's been forced to change its iOS app, following reports that they've been collecting data from users' calendars and sending it back to its servers.

Twitter signs up for Do Not Track

In fewer than 140 characters, Twitter has ended months of pressure by announcing that it's to join the 'Do not Track' initiative.

As IPO looms, Facebook changes privacy policy again

Facebook's updating its data use policy yet again, in an attempt to satisfy the Irish data protection authority - and potential shareholders.

Smartphone users have different sense of privacy

Smartphone users have a weaker sense of personal space - both their own and others' - new research from Tel Aviv University shows.

Myspace settles with FTC over misuse of private data

Moribund social networking service Myspace has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misled users over the use of their personal information.

Free tool reveals all about Facebook app privacy

For those bewildered by the privacy issues surrounding Facebook apps - and let's face it, who isn't? - there's a new FCC-endorsed service available to rate them.

Facebook opens up more user data

Facebook has today improved users' ability to see what information the company is holding about them - but hasn't gone far enough, according to privacy campaigners.

FTC urges tighter privacy rules

The FTC is calling for tighter online privacy rules, saying that if companies don't voluntarily introduce a 'do not track' facility, it'll do it for them.