Facebook has changed its terms and conditions today to bar developers and companies from using its data to spy on users. This comes after social network data was used to track peaceful protesters.
Privacy, liberty, and accountability are not partisan issues, said the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as it set out its agenda to defend digital rights for the first 100 days of Trump's reign.
The Investigatory Powers Act, or Snoopers' Charter, is "the most extreme surveillance regime of any democracy in history" according to Liberty NGO, who's mounting a legal challenge to the bill.
A complaint filed to the FTC today by four consumer advocacy groups has alleged that two popular toys subject children to ongoing surveillance by recording audio and uploading it to remote servers.
A new extensive report shows that numerous law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition software with no oversight whatsoever, and that half of the US adult population is on file.
In a speech in China, the US president called for de-escalation of cyber tensions between major world powers. He suggested governments should stop hacking each other and go after cyber criminals.
A new report from the influential RAND think tank suggests that governments should attack Bitcoin and blockchain technologies to undermine the public's perception of their utility and security.
GCHQ has released one of its projects on Github in a bid to improve community relations and entice developers into getting involved with the agency and possibly joining it.
Russia's Prosecutor General has been asked to look into Microsoft amid claims that Windows 10 'illicitly' collects user data, by a state official who says the OS is 'effectively spying on its users'.
More than 140 tech giants, security experts and government investigators are urging President Obama to stand against government backdoors and weakening encryption in the nation's software.
Netflix wants to prevent eavesdropping on its members by deploying HTTPS across its service over the next year, but the change will not be cheap with the costs said to be 'significant'.
The US National Security Agency has been caught eavesdropping again using the firmware of hard drives to host its own spyware, according to the Russian computer security firm, Kaspersky Lab.
New rules with regards to NSA spying are expected to be made public today with the agency having to concede a modicum of privacy to non-US citizens. The NSA will now have to delete data.
The Chinese government wants foreign technology companies operating inside its borders to hand over their software's source code and use only state-approved encryption algorithms.
A new report shows that the US Drug Enforcement Agency is tracking millions of cars and people in real-time as they move across the country. They also have a database with hundreds of millions of more
If you thought the NSA was the only government agency spying on U.S. citizens, this news will be disheartening to you: The Department of Justice kept all of your phone records until the end of 2013.
The UK's GCHQ, an analog of the NSA, wants to implement a program with which to entice future technology entrepreneurs to work for them for a limited time before starting their own business.
Citing various issues from privacy concerns to customer tracking, Richard Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, has provided a list of reasons why everyone should avoid Uber.
The Wall Street Journal has published an alarming report which has been met by criticism from many of the US citizens while being treated as a matter-of-fact by other non-plussed citizens.
A new report by cyber security firm Fire Eye says that malware may have been developed and deployed by the Russian government to collect intelligence and other sensitive information.
Apple has long been praised for its PR mastery, but it's hordes of positive press isn't a coincidence: the company whips certain journalists to provide good coverage, and even spies on writers.
Following Microsofts loss at court vs the U.S. government in a legal battle that requires the company to hand over emails stored in Ireland, the company reaffirmed its commitment to customer privacy.
The Russian government has asked Apple Inc to hand over its source code, citing concerns that the United States and other Western governments might be using it to spy on Russia.
The US House of Representatives has pushed forward an amendment that would cut funding from the NSA's controversial backdoor searches and stop the NSA from adding backdoors to encryption standards.
In a recently-released series of documents, the British government apparently asserted their right to snoop on the web traffic of British nationals - even if the website is hosted outside of the UK.
Vodafone is releasing a new report in which it publicly confirms that some governments have direct access to users' calls and data. This happens through secret wires into carriers' data centers.
The code for Google's newest Chrome email encryption plugin contains an Easter egg that takes a dig at the NSA for leaked slides which showed how the agency could infiltrate Google's data servers.
The National Security Agency is denying a report from Bloomberg that it was aware of the "Heartbleed" OpenSSL exploit for some time and used it to spy on others.
In an attempt to force ISPs to act as legal agencies, and outlaw the right not to turn over your email passwords, the Attorney General has used 68 pages to display technological ignorance.
According to new documents from Edward Snowden, the GCHQ explored the Kinect's potential for spying on its targets.
Microsoft's Brad Smith has stated that the NSA reforms are not done and that there are details that need to be ironed out and recommends that an convention be held to create a legal framework.
The latest leak regarding the US National Security Agency (NSA) allege that they were able to modify computers to obtain the ability to spy on users even when they were not connected to any network.
A new report from the Washington Post claims that Microsoft is increasing its efforts to encrypt its Internet data thanks to new suspicions that the National Security Agency is spying on its traffic.
Edward Snowden's NSA leaks have been the source of much consternation for companies like Google and Facebook; now, they're working with the White House in an attempt to provide greater transparency.
Most nodes on Tor, the network designed to keep traffic private, appear to be using cryptography that the NSA can easily decrypt, thus giving users a false sense of security while browsing.
More money is spent on spying in the US than the GDP of Luxembourg, Sri Lanka or Croatia. This is recording to a report leaked by Edward Snowden which reveals a $59 billion dollar budget.
It sounds like France may also have their very own PRISM-like spying network, gathering data from the Internet into a centralized database housed underground. Which country will be announced next?
UK schools have discovered a new level of creepiness by installing cameras (as many as one for every 5 students) in 'private' areas, like toilets. Unsurprisingly, privacy advocates are up in arms.
Two developers from ArmA III creator Bohemia Interactive have been arrested in Greece and charged with spying after they took photographs and video of military installations.
The UK is working to pass a new bill that would require ISPs to store all internet data for 12 months, with metadata open for warrantless examination by everyone from law enforcement to tax inspectors
Google faces an investigation from the Federal Trade Commission over an exploit they manipulated with Safari's cookies, allowing them to track users who did not give permission to be tracked.
British Airways has begun to examine its customers to identify regular travellers, promoting a close-knit relationship. Opposition to this has emerged over the use of modern media for investigation.
The US Navy and DHS have tapped a computer forensics company to develop new methods of hacking gaming consoles and establishing a collection of data from second hand devices to use as a base.
Imagine a heavily guarded supercomputer deep in the desert, keeping tabs on everything that passes through the net, all the while working to break the encryption. Sound like bad Sci-Fi? It's not.
According to a new FBI flyer, internet cafes should be on the lookout for anyone who seems 'overly concerned about privacy,' or anyone who logs into AOL, as these may be signs of terrorism.
Maybe Julian Assange was onto something when he called Facebook an “appalling spy machine.” The social media site that is used for sharing personal tidbits of information is also used to bring groups of...
In an issue that will have privacy advocates up in arms, iPhone 4 owners are claiming their devices are, in effect, spying on them using the phone's front-facing camera. In a thread on Apple's support forums,...
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that with the with the assistance of European telecommunications companies, the Iranian regime has developed a way to examine the content of individual online communications on a massive scale,...
Microsoft recently accused Mike Mullor, a former employee for applying for his job in Microsoft under false pretenses and using his role at the company to gain access to confidential data. Mullor, Chairman and Founder...
Looking to join other governments and expand surveillance laws, the LATimes is reporting that Germany wants to be your friend and give you a Trojan. A Trojan horse, that is. Quote - ...