By Lauren C. Williams on April 3, 2014
Google's Street View vans collected names, addresses, telephone numbers, URLs, passwords, emails, text messages, medical records, and more from open Wi-Fi networks for three years.
By Lauren C. Williams on March 20, 2014
A new hacker-developed drone can lift your smartphone's private data from your GPS location to mobile applications' usernames and passwords -- without you ever knowing.
By Lauren C. Williams on February 20, 2014
Facebook's $19 billion deal to buy mobile messaging company WhatsApp stirs up questions about privacy and aggressive advertising for the startup's 450 million users.
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By Adam Peck on February 6, 2014
Russian surveillance of journalists covering the Olympics reaches a new, creepy level.
By Lauren C. Williams on January 6, 2014
A little-known company that collects your prescription drug information is trying to take its stock public.
By Lauren C. Williams on December 31, 2013
Before we ring in the New Year, let's take a look at how your personal data's privacy and security was compromised in 2013.
By Tara Culp-Ressler on December 19, 2013
Data brokers keep lists of victims of sexual assault, seniors with dementia, addresses of domestic violence shelters, and people with HIV. It's not illegal to sell them.
By Lauren C. Williams on December 12, 2013
The U.S. Department of Commerce hopes to reign in facial recognition software in commercial devices with a universal "code of conduct" to address consumer privacy concerns.
By Rebecca Leber on November 5, 2013
The Koch-affiliated Americans For Prosperity is getting some backlash for election mailers it sent to voters in New Jersey and Virginia, which both have gubernatorial races this year.
By Jeff Spross on October 29, 2013
Sometimes smart meters come with concerns that they may jeopardize Americans' privacy or health -- but the evidence is mixed to nonexistent, respectively.