Civil Grand Jury Finds San Mateo County Election Channels Vulnerable to Cyber AttackSan Mateo County's online election information channels, such as its results website and official social media accounts, are vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to a new report issued Wednesday by the Civil Grand Jury.
Apps Found Sending Personal Health, Other Sensitive Data to FacebookSeveral smartphone apps have been discovered to transmit sensitive user data, including information such as heart rates and pregnancy status, to Facebook without users' consent.
Facebook, Zuckerberg Slammed in Scathing Report by British ParliamentBritish lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like "digital gangsters" and intentionally violating data privacy laws.
Beyond Facebook, Google Due for Greater ScrutinyBesides Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in personal information and their methods of serving ads against this sea of content may come under the microscope next.
Mueller Turns Attention to Trump Campaign Ties to Cambridge AnalyticaSpecial counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing connections between President Trump's campaign and Cambridge Analytica which harvested data from more than 50 million Facebook users to sway elections.
Increasing Privacy Concerns Could Lead To Business Changes In 2016A new study is predicting 2016 will be the year consumers take their privacy back, or at least try to.
Google Struggles To Implement European Demand To Hide Search InfoWikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, an outspoken critic of the ruling, called it a "technologically incompetent violation of human rights."
Larry Magid: Facebook Allows Younger Users to Post PubliclyFacebook is changing its settings so that those younger than 18 years old can post items that can be seen by the public.
Larry Magid: Twitter Allows Direct Messages From People You Don’t Follow Twitter is making a change to its site that will let users receive direct messages from people who aren’t following them back.
Silicon Valley Tech Firms Quietly Oppose Internet Privacy BillTechnology firms, banks and other companies are fighting a proposed Internet privacy law that would require companies to show consumers the personal data they've collected on them.
Cyber Bullying Curriculum Incorporated In SF Public Schools All 55,000 San Francisco public school students are learning how to spot and avoid cyber bullying as part of a new curriculum being implemented with help from Common Sense Media.
Tech Report: Online Privacy After DeathThe death of a young model in England raises the question of just who should be allowed to control the online legacy of a deceased person.
Klaas Family Introduces New Child Safety ToolsPolly Klaas, the Petaluma girl who was kidnapped and murdered in 1993, would have been 32 years old on Thursday.
Private Picture Of Facebook CEO Zuckerberg's Family LeakedA picture that Mark Zuckerberg's sister posted on her personal Facebook profile was seen by a marketing director, who then posted the picture to Twitter and her more than 40,000 followers Wednesday.
Google Fined $22.5 Million By Feds For Alleged Privacy BreachA federal judge has approved a $22.5 million fine to penalize Google for an alleged privacy breach.