More Privacy In Depth
It offers slightly greater payment convenience, but at what cost?
As tech companies increasingly rely on analyzing and selling user data to boost revenue, trust is emerging as one of the defining issues of the year for the IT sector.
Even if a company were willing to expunge personal data that it had been authorized to collect, the realities of IT systems mean it probably could never completely do that.
We've rounded up a bunch of experts' tips about how to retain your privacy -- as much as possible, anyway -- and how to surf the Web silently, among other things.
A new call for transparency about what data mobile apps are retaining sounds fine and noble, but too many companies don't even know what their apps know about consumers.
EU privacy regulators say U.S. privacy laws are too weak to protect EU personal data. But a new analysis of 358 privacy-enforcement actions paints the opposite picture.
You might see security and privacy pitfalls, but the advantages of the Internet of Things mean there's no stopping it. Your smart fridge is going to miss you when you're working every night.
The evidence is all around us that the battle will eventually be lost.
The really important question right now isn't what to do about Edward Snowden; it's how much surveillance is tolerable in a free society.
The outrage is more about media hype, hypocrisy and grandstanding than firm principles.
Restoring trust in our information systems after Edward Snowden's NSA revelations will take years -- if it can be done at all.
Revelations in 2013 about NSA surveillance and the power of big-data analytics suggest the age of privacy is over. But a new 'privacy death index' places us far from the tipping point.
Companies have to fully confront the privacy issues they face and rethink their policies from the bottom up.
Instagram is going to let you send messages and images to small subsets of your friends and family. It's a clever way to get more of your data into the hands of marketers.
Apple's App Store, Google's Play store and other app stores are packed with apps that can compromise your security and privacy without you ever knowing anything bad happened. What's a mobile app user to do?
After several missed security audits, the IT team at the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare jumped into action, building an ambitious security risk framework so audit reports could be prepared in a timely fashion.
Embarrassment over the revelations about the NSA's domestic activities is a poor reason to prosecute the man who shined the light on them.
The outcry over the NSA/GCHQ Internet surveillance scandal can't hide the fact that huge corporations won't say what they know.
You will never be secure if you labor under the delusion of privacy.