Company that spied with webcams on adults engaged in 'intimate activities' settles with FTC

Tech | Josh Peterson
Britain Mass Surveillance

A computer rental company whose franchisees spied with webcams on adults engaged in “intimate activities” settled with the Federal Trade Commission, according to an agency announcement.

Duffy protects privacy in the real world

Opinion | Michael Mayfield and John Berlau

The former MTV star takes on the CFPB

Facebook allows underage users to make posts public

Tech | Whitney Waters
Man threatens President Obama via Facebook

‘The kids who might be the most likely to do that might not have the best judgment about what they post’

Obamacare: a massive privacy breach waiting to happen

Opinion | Naomi Lopez Bauman
Applications are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act in Jackson, Mississippi

A former HHS council recommends delaying implementation so data can be secured.

Report: Oakland invests $7 million in federal grants for 24/7 surveillance

Tech | Josh Peterson
Stop and Frisk Cameras Oakland

Similar systems have been pioneered by police forces in New York City, Massachusetts and Texas

Google's new privacy policy places users' faces in ads

Tech | Josh Peterson
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Search engine juggernaut assures users they can control this feature

Now ANYONE can search for you on Facebook

Tech | Josh Peterson
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Social media giant tells users to control what they post rather than worry about who can see it

Surveillance reform on hold, and the government shutdown is the excuse

Tech | Josh Peterson
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Lawsuits, review groups, all on hold until Congress can pass a budget

NSA keeps detailed records of citizens' friend networks

Tech | Josh Peterson
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This is what many privacy advocates have been warning about

DOJ: FBI privacy rules for drones same as manned aircraft

Tech | Josh Peterson
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Drones and manned aircraft offer different capabilities to investigators, demanding different privacy protocols

Congress: Restore Our Rightful Privacy Ownership

Opinion | Scott Cleland
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Americans want their privacy back.

One major concern has Facebook users fleeing the site in droves

Tech | Josh Peterson
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Social network giant lost 9 million users in a single month, study reports

FAA approves drone use over Alaskan oil fields

Tech | Josh Peterson
Drone Hunting

Environmental surveying, wildlife management and search-and-rescue missions expected

Tech companies offer civil liberties recommendations to WH

Tech | Josh Peterson

U.S. tech companies are hoping to restore user trust in their services

Report: NSA broke privacy laws 'thousands of times' since 2008

US | Josh Peterson
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

‘Most serious incidents included a violation of a court order and unauthorized use of data’

Anti-Google group pushes Gmail privacy scare

Tech | Josh Peterson
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Class action lawsuit alleges that search engine giant violated the Maryland Wiretap Act

House members urge senators to resist SEC email power grab

Politics | Josh Peterson

Agency wants to continue to conduct warrantless surveillance of electronic communications

Financial regulators like your emails, but they don't like warrants

Politics | Josh Peterson
Mary Jo White SEC

New proposal may allow new SEC snooping powers

Rand Paul threatens to block new FBI chief over drone issue

Politics | Josh Peterson
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Outgoing Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller is late in responding to Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul’s inquiry about FBI surveillance drone use

Make apps, not more rules

Opinion | John Stephenson
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Apps are becoming increasingly expensive to build and market to the public.