German Authorities Order Facebook To Delete WhatsApp DataGerman data protection authorities have ordered Facebook to delete data, such as phone numbers, it has received from its subsidiary WhatsApp.
Rape Victims, Mentally Ill Exposed As WikiLeaks Spills SecretsWikiLeaks' global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found.
Judge OKs Sony Settlement In Class-Action Lawsuit Over Massive 2014 Data BreachA judge has approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Sony Pictures Entertainment brought by employees whose private information was stolen in a massive data breach.
Wells Fargo To Pay California $8.5M In Telephone Privacy SettlementCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris and five district attorneys, including Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, announced Tuesday an $8.5 million settlement of a telephone privacy lawsuit against Wells Fargo Bank.
Wells Fargo To Pay $8.5 Million Settlement For Recording Customers’ CallsWells Fargo Bank will pay $8.5 million to settle a lawsuit in Los Angeles alleging it was too slow to notify customers that phone calls were being recorded.
Law Enforcement Investigators Demand Access To Private DNA DatabasesCompanies that research family lineage for fees say they have received demands for genetic information stored in their DNA databases.
Social Media Titans Supporting Apple Against FBI Want Your Data For ThemselvesSome might argue that Apple's allies are hypocrites when it comes to privacy.
San Bernardino County Left Software Uninstalled That Could Unlock Shooter's iPhoneSan Bernardino County, which owned the iPhone issued to mass-murderer Syed Farook, paid for -- but never installed -- a feature that would have allowed the FBI to easily and immediately unlock his phone.
Apple Says Government Changed San Bernardino Shooter's Password During InvestigationCBS News learned Friday that the password for Syed Farook's iCloud account was changed after the shooting.
Outrage Over Order To Release Records, Social Security Numbers Of 10 Million CA StudentsThe records, including social security numbers, of some 10 million California students are going to be the hands of a group of attorneys suing the state over children's rights. News of the data release has caused outrage and raised concerns among parents, and privacy advocates alike.
Facebook Under Fire In France For Using Data Of 30 Million Users Without ConsentTwo agencies contend Facebook is breaching privacy laws in France by tracking and using the personal data of more than 30 million users there without their knowledge.
25 Worst Passwords You Should Never Use (But Probably Do)Seems everyday someone asks you to create a password to protect your info online. That's a good thing. The bad thing is, many of those passwords are not only common, they are absolutely no good.