Two US privacy groups are calling on Facebook to scrap its plans to do away with user votes on policy changes.
California's attorney general has issued a warning to mobile app developers that haven't yet posted privacy policies.
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.
German data protection officials are taking another look at Facebook's use of photo recognition.
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 may be forced to pay an unprecedented $22.5 million fine for violating Apple users' privacy, according to reports.
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.
US Senator Charles Schumer is calling on Google and Apple to withdraw plans for 3D mapping, calling it an 'unprecedented invasion of privacy'.
Facebook's agreed to pay $10 million to charity as part of a settlement over its Sponsored Stories sidebar.
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.
In fewer than 140 characters, Twitter has ended months of pressure by announcing that it's to join the 'Do not Track' initiative.
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 a weaker sense of personal space - both their own and others' - new research from Tel Aviv University shows.
Moribund social networking service Myspace has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misled users over the use of their personal information.
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 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.
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.