Privacy News, Articles and Updates
Self-driving cars in Germany may soon be required to carry a black box to help determine fault.
Cooperating with law enforcement is "our basic civic responsibility," BlackBerry CEO John Chen told reporters at a media Q&A at the BlackBerry Security Summit in New York.
Google's latest transparency report displays a continued increase in data requests the company received from government authorities.
The Guardian Project has integrated Tor security into the Internet of Things (IoT), creating a Tor Onion Service Configuration for the Home Assistant open source platform.
The Supreme Court in Brazil nixed a ban on WhatsApp imposed by a lower court judge earlier today.
Twitter said Tuesday it had created an online application process so that Twitter accounts could receive verified status.
Brazilian Judge Daniel Barbosa's order threatened telecommunications companies Oi, Nextel, TIM and Vivo e Claro with fines of about $15,000 daily if they didn't block WhatsApp, which is used by 93 percent of Brazilians.
As the Turkish government allegedly blocked access to social media during what was reported as a military coup, The Tor Project said Friday that people can use the Tor browser to reach Facebook, Twitter and the free Internet.
Guccifer 2.0 leaked additional documents purportedly pilfered from the Democratic National Committee and which included donor information and a file on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, according to The Hill.
Privacy advocates hailed the Second Circuit's ruling as a victory for Microsoft and, if it holds, will likely inspire confidence among privacy advocates and European privacy regulators about the fortitude of the U.S.'s privacy posture.
A cryptography Ph.D. student has accused WhatsApp of blocking calls to Saudi Arabia phone numbers and deceiving users
Health care consortium Kaiser Permanente's Northern California division has publicly disclosed a data breach after two of its employees allegedly stole an unspecified number of ultrasound machines containing protected health information.
Rep. Jackie Speier(D-Calif.) today introduced the Intimate Privacy Protection Act, or revenge porn bill, that will make it a crime to knowingly distribute sexually explicit images of someone without their consent.
Omni Hotels & Resorts said guests had to physically present payment cards at one of its affected POS systems to be affected by malware stealing payment card information during a six-month period.
A team of researchers have created a created an anonymity network methodology that they believe is more efficient and more secure than existing anonymous networks such as Tor.
The European Commission approved the EU-US Privacy Shield pact that will provide the framework for the protection of data as it flows across the Atlantic from Europe to the U.S.
Computer users sharing their password could suddenly find themselves at risk for arrest.
Clapper won't deny Clinton intel briefings, GOP lawmakers ask U.S. attorney to investigate perjury chargesJuly 12, 2016
DNI James Clapper said in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan that he won't keep any "eligible" presidential candidate "officially nominated," from receiving intelligence briefings.
With the approval of the 28 members of the EU, the EU-US Privacy Shield is closer to implementation but also to adjudication going forward.
A Secret Conversations feature in Facebook Messenger will offer end-to-end encryption based on the Signal Protocol developed by Open Whisper Systems.
Amnesty International has not been shy in condemning telecommunications companies operating in Belarus, described as 'Europe's last dictatorship', for complying with oppressive surveillance laws.
Public files are not exempt from Freedom of Information Act disclosures simply because they are stored on a government official's private email account, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled.
FBI Director James Comey told House committee that he didn't recommend bringing criminal charges against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton because she didn't knowingly send and receive classified information via email.
Across Europe, children do not receive an equal level of protection from the adverse effects of online marketing due to different marketing regulations to children between countries and parents' different models of oversight of their kids' online activities.
After FBI Director James Comey rebuked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for being "extremely careless," House Speaker Paul Ryan asked James Clapper to deny her access to confidential information.
Sadly, what's old is new again when it comes to sexual harassment, both in the job marketplace and online, but new legislation and evolving corporate policies are fighting back against online harassment,
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the Justice Department would not bring criminal charges against former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey requesting additional information on the Clinton email investigation.
NASA Kepler's Twitter account was compromised Wednesday and an image of a woman's scantily clad backside as well as a link to a porn site were tweeted out.
BT customers are complaining about chronic authentication issues that are blocking access to email and billing accounts. To expedite things, the help desk is asking for clients' full passwords, according to two customers.
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