by Nicole Flatow Posted on April 28, 2014 Updated: April 28, 2014
30 percent of Americans are arrested by age 23. And those arrests may now come with a complimentary police search of your phone.
by Lauren C. Williams Posted 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 Posted 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.
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by Lauren C. Williams Posted 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.
by Adam Peck Posted on February 6, 2014 Updated: February 6, 2014
Russian surveillance of journalists covering the Olympics reaches a new, creepy level.
by Lauren C. Williams Posted 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 Posted 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 Posted on December 19, 2013 Updated: 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 Posted 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 Posted 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.