A U.S. State Department employee faces charges that he looked up the passport applications of more than 100 celebrities in the government records system…
Yahoo plans to extend the amount of time it retains user search records to 18 months from 90 days. The company said it will consider keeping other types of information about its users for longer durations, too.
Online radio service Pandora has received a subpoena from a federal grand jury investigating whether popular smartphone applications share information about their users with advertisers and other third parties.
A Santa Clara police officer is facing federal criminal charges for allegedly passing on confidential information to a Hells Angels member to settle a debt.
The Federal Trade Commission is scolding Google Inc. without punishing the Internet search leader for collecting e-mails, passwords and other personal information transmitted over unsecured wireless networks.
Google Inc. is tightening its privacy leash on employees in an effort to ensure they don’t intrude on people while the Internet search leader collects and stores information about its users.
Facebook is introducing tools that will make it easier for people to separate their online friendships into different groups and copy all the personal information they have posted on the website.