The California health exchange is giving the names of tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their knowledge.
Google is rebuffing governments more frequently as authorities in the U.S. and other countries get more aggressive about mining the Internet for information about people’s online activities.
Yahoo is giving away email addresses that have gone unused for at least 12 months. This poses security problems when sensitive information intended for the original user is sent to the addresses.
Facebook is changing its settings so that those younger than 18 years old can post items that can be seen by the public.
Twitter is making a change to its site that will let users receive direct messages from people who aren’t following them back.
Facebook is getting rid of a privacy feature that let users limit who can find them on the social network.
Almost 90 percent of people who participated in a new survey said they took steps to conceal their identities and their browsing history on the Internet.
A federal appeals court has affirmed a judge’s decision that Google overstepped its bounds by enabling its vehicles to collect emails, Internet passwords and Web surfing behavior while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant’s popular “Street View” mapping feature.
Google’s attorneys say their long-running practice of electronically scanning the contents of people’s Gmail accounts to help sell ads is legal, and have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to stop the practice.
State officials could set up a pilot program to test digital license plates under a bill advancing through the Legislature.