Our technology analyst says the White House has developed standards it hopes will help key industries protect themselves from hackers.
Hundreds of Bay Area residents are taking to the streets and to the Internet Tuesday as part of a massive one-day protest against mass government surveillance.
Social media is under fire. Just days after Snapchat users’ data was released, Facebook is under fire for allegedly misusing private messages.
Snapchat, the disappearing-message service popular with young people, has been quiet following a security breach that allowed hackers to collect the usernames and phone numbers of millions of its users.
The Consumer Federation of California says once a store gets your email address, it can, and likely will, send you more emails, use it for marketing purposes, and possibly sell it to data aggregators.
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.