Reports seem to indicate that more and more employers are requiring potential hires to turn over Facebook passwords - if they wish to be considered for open positions.
Senator Charles E Schumer has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google over allegations that iPhones and Android devices are allowing third party access to users' photos and address books.
The White House has unveiled a new framework for online privacy, tightening up the protection of personal data.
Three US lawmakers have written to the Federal Trade Commission querying whether Google's been violating a consent agreement that it reached with the FTC last year.
Apple's promising to close the loophole that allows apps to harvest the content of users' address books without specific permission.
An offer from Google to pay users up to $25 to give up their privacy has been swamped by takers.
The popular Path photo-sharing app is uploading users' entire address books to its servers, a developer has discovered - and Path says it's not a mistake. Hipster's claimed to be doing the same.
The FBI is considering continuously monitoring all social media sites on a global basis, and is looking for help.
The EU will this week propose new, tighter data protection rules which could have big implications for companies like Google and Facebook, as well as companies attacked by hackers.
Facebook's agreed to make several changes to its privacy policies following the publication of a critical report from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.
Amazon's Kindle Fire is proving less than popular with many users, with complaints over the lack of external volume control, privacy issues and a clumsy user interface.
Carrier IQ is finding itself under even greater scrutiny than its clients' customers, following allegations that its mobile tracking software is invading the privacy of phone users.
Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have clinched a deal to settle charges that the popular social networking site deceived users by sharing their private information.
Google's announced an opt-out for Wifi users, allowing them to remove their home networks from the company's geolocation database.
Google's agreed to have its privacy practices monitored for the next 20 years, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Ten privacy campaign groups have written to the FTC calling for an investigation into Facebook's use of so-called supercookies.
You might think that a company called Hidemyass would do just that - but no.
The Federal Trade Commission is proposing changes to online privacy rules designed to give parents control over the information gathered by websites on their children.