Facebook adds new security features as pressure grows over privacy

Facebook has added two new security features. They don't do anything more to keep users' personal information safe, but they do make it harder for scammers to exploit any information they get hold of.

Facebook scrutinizes privacy policy in all-hands meeting

Mark Zuckerberg has called an all-hands meeting at 4PM PST to discuss Facebook's current privacy policy. 

Europeans slam Facebook over privacy policy

A European group known as the "Article 29 Working Party" has harshly criticized Facebook for its recent decision to alter the site's data privacy policy.

Most social network users court cybercrime, says report

The majority of social network users are posting risky information, according to Consumer Reports' latest survey.

Is Cloud computing secure?

Chip expert and analyst David Kanter has warned that cloud computing poses "definite" security risks for both corporations and individual end users.

New privacy hole in Facebook makes Zuckerberg's party plans public

A Google software engineer has discovered another privacy hole in Facebook - and illustrated it by publishing a list of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's planned public events.

Facebook privacy policy under fire by US Senator

US Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer has harshly criticized Facebook's recent decision to share private information with third-party websites.

Amazon sues North Carolina over customer privacy spat

Amazon.com is suing the North Carolina Department of Revenue after the seemingly out of control state bureau demanded the names and addresses of all local customers since 2003.

Google launches campaign to promote Buzz privacy settings

Google has kicked off a campaign to promote its redesigned Buzz social networking platform, which now boasts improved privacy features such as auto-following.

Report: Facebook inadvertently leaks e-mail addresses

Ooops! It seems as if Facebook has somehow managed to inadvertently leak the private e-mail addresses of an unknown number of users.

Google and Microsoft call for greater limits on government snooping

Companies including Google, Microsoft and AT&T have launched a campaign group calling for restrictions on the government's access to private data.

Lawmakers call for FTC to investigate Google Buzz over privacy

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have called for an FTC investigation into Google over its Buzz social networking service.

Google bows to concerns over user privacy

Following persistent concern over privacy, Google is working on a plug-in allowing users to opt out of having their activity monitored by Google Analytics.

Google adds real-time translation capabilities to Chrome browser

Google has introduced a new beta feature that allows Chrome users to navigate the multilingual web in real-time without installing browser extensions or plug-ins. 



EU warns Google over Street View privacy... again

Nobody likes to be photographed when they're not looking their best. So it's got to be good news for everybody that EU data privacy regulators want Google to warn people before sending its Street View vans out on the roads.

Google grovels over Buzz privacy issues

Google's made some swift changes to its social networking application Buzz, in an attempt to allay privacy concerns.