Privacy News, Articles and Updates
Documents declassified on Tuesday reveal that the Justice Department aggressively sought to impose administrative penalties on whistleblowers, rather than pursue criminal penalties.
The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a district court's dismissal of a class-action lawsuit accusing publishing company Gannett of violating the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) by sharing mobile app data with a third-party firm.
Citing privacy issues Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate companies installing that can track individuals as they pass by the outdoor advertisements.
A judge in Brazil ordered mobile phone operators to shutter the WhatsApp chat service for three days.
The long-besieged Privacy Shield agreement proposed by U.S. and European officials faces a new round of challenges following recent decisions by the U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court and the Supreme Court.
House Oversight Committee asked SSA Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin to hand over the unredacted version of a penetration testing recently done at the agency.
The FBI recently pressed for a 29-year-old Los Angeles woman to provide her fingerprint to open her phone after she was sentenced in an identity theft case.
As part of a joint venture to develop groundbreaking healthcare apps, the UK's National Health Service (NHS) has agreed to share new and historical healthcare data on 1.6 million patients with Google's AI company DeepMind.
After an investigation confirmed that data was exported during a December breach of the DNC voter file system but cleared the Sanders campaign of wrongdoing, the presidential hopeful withdrew a lawsuit it had filed against the DNC.
Government surveillance is, however, not new, says Patrick O'Kane, barrister and compliance counsel.
Claiming that Wendy's didn't properly protect data, First Choice Credit Union filed a class action lawsuit against the retailer over a breach experienced last year.
Minutes before the NFL Draft commenced on Thursday night, an apparent hacker accessed the Twitter account of top prospect Laremy Tunsil and posted an old video of the Ole Miss player smoking from a bong, damaging his value.
The 23-year-old mastermind behind the hack of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) website, which led to the exposure of 55 million voter records, was arrested by the Cybercrime Division of the National Bureau of Investigation in the Philippines Friday.
The online classified website Gumtree Australia alerted customers on Friday of a data breach after hackers stole their personally identifiable information last weekend.
The PCI Data Security Standard version 3.2 released Thursday not only includes new requirements to safeguard payment data, including multifactor authentication.
Over 10 percent of the UK population has pretended to be someone else online by snooping or sending messages through someone else's social media or email accounts without their permission.
Pro-ISIS hacking groups joining forces behind a super-hacker team, the United Cyber Caliphate, are sharpening their skills and showing a willingness to coordinate and amp up cyberattacks, a new report revealed.
The House Wednesday passed the Email Privacy Act (EPA) 419-0, a reformation of the aging Electronics Privacy Act (ECPA) and drew immediate praise from rights groups.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation won't share the method that was used to unlock an iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters because the mechanism belongs to the third party who cracked the phone.
Though deeply unpopular in some circles, a new YouGov poll has shown broad approval for the enumeration of government surveillance powers in the Investigatory Powers Bill.
Retailers believe they can detect a data breach in a week or less, a new survey commissioned by Tripwire revealed, while another report by Arbor Network showed it takes them on average 197 days to spot advanced threats.
The personal information of 1.2 million members of the "exclusive" dating site BeautifulPeople.com is being sold on the dark web.
More than two months after a federal judge ruled the U.S. must privately disclose the hacking technique the FBI used to identify patrons of the child porn site Playpen, lawyers have filed a motion urging the case be dismissed if the government does not comply or drop the charges.
James Clapper, director of national intelligence has blamed the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for making it harder for the US to monitor and arrest terrorists by advancing the development of more advanced and widely available encryption.
App users logging in over unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots may be exposing their personal information to data miners.
The U.S. government is mulling ways it might disclose the number of Americans who have been caught up in government surveillance under the Prism program, set to expire in 2017.
Spotify may have experienced a security breach based on a list of customer account credentials discovered on Pastebin.
Odd "phantom trips' taken nearly a year after Uber log-in credentials surfaced on the dark web.
Just-released figure doubles the number from less than a year ago of Facebook users accessing the site via Tor.
The Justice Department told a federal court that it was dropping its case against the tech giant after it received a passcode for the device from an unnamed source.
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- Report: Ransomware feeds off poor endpoint security
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- Researchers ID 'Infy,' Iranian malware family under the radar for a decade
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