Larry Magid: San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches Plug-In To See If You’re Being Tracked Online
San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a new plug-in that tells people whether they’re being tracked while online. You can install the program on either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which are two of the more popular browsers.
The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google’s appeal of a ruling that it pried into people’s online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for its Street View mapping project.
Researchers at University of Massachusetts Lowell recently discovered a way would-be hackers could use video from wearable tech products like Google Glass to detect passwords typed onto a tablet from 10 feet away.
Facebook is opening up about those personalized ads on news feeds.
A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported Tuesday.
More Facebook users can expect to see a blue cartoon dinosaur popping up in their feeds, reminding them to check their privacy settings.
A high-tech tool used to pinpoint gunfire can also record voice conversations on Oakland streets.
Homeowners concerned over privacy on Google maps have a new solution.
If you follow someone on Twitter and they are guilty of over-tweeting, you now have the option of silencing them with a new feature called the “mute” button.
Palo Alto residents surprised by the placement of a number of surveillance cameras over the past weekend have called on city government to better explain their usage.