EU says data privacy deal with US can be improved

2017-10-18 15:15

The European Union says that the one-year-old rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers are working well but that some improvements can still be made.

Privacy: Should misdeeds be forgotten?

2017-08-16 14:29

A recent ruling in Europe now allows people in that region to have certain online listings about themselves removed. But is such a right fair to all?

Face scans for Americans flying abroad stir privacy issues

2017-07-13 05:35

If the Trump administration gets its way, all US citizens flying abroad will have to submit to face scans at airport security.

Microsoft wins appeal to protect overseas data

2016-07-15 09:44

Microsoft scored a big victory on a keenly watched privacy battlefront, with a US appeals court exonerating the company for refusing to give police user data stored overseas.

BlackBerry responds to police eavesdropping report

2016-04-19 08:28

BlackBerry has acknowledged it helped Canadian federal police crack a Montreal crime syndicate that had been using its messaging system.

The man who is about to disrupt identity protection

2016-03-29 13:45

With the vision of making the world a better place, Vinny Lingham is looking to disrupt the personal identity protection space with Civic, a free offering backed by Bitcoin technology.

Facebook like button may break law - German court

2016-03-10 07:08

Facebook 'like' buttons on commercial websites break German law if users are not warned that their personal data is being shared, a court ruled on Wednesday.

China accuses Canadian of carrying out spying missions

2016-01-29 13:24

China says it has evidence that a Canadian man charged with spying and stealing Chinese state secrets carried out assignments for Canadian intelligence agencies.

Wakey-wakey, parents!

2015-12-03 11:55

This is how easy it is for paedophiles.

North West says no to pictures

2015-11-02 13:55

Should kids of celebrities be off limits to paparazzi?


Microsoft email-access fight with US gets top court review

2017-10-17 10:07

The US Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether law enforcement officials conducting a criminal investigation can demand data held overseas by Microsoft.

This app tells you when you’re depressed. Who else does it tell?

2017-07-22 12:00

Clinicians and privacy experts are welcoming mental-health app inventions with one hand while holding up warning signs with the other.

Secrets from smart devices find path to legal system

2017-03-20 06:24

An Ohio man claimed he was forced into a hasty window escape when his house caught fire last year. His pacemaker data obtained by police showed otherwise, and he was charged with arson and insurance fraud.

FBI paid over $1m for iPhone hack

2016-04-22 08:49

The Federal Bureau of Investigation paid hackers more than $1 million to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, director James Comey said Thursday.

Assange could leave Ecuador embassy this year: lawyer

2016-03-31 09:26

Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder holed up in Ecuador's London embassy, could leave his refuge before the end of this year, a high-profile former Spanish judge who leads his legal team told AFP on Wednesday.

Cruz and Trump: Boost surveillance of Muslims after Brussels

2016-03-23 10:38

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says that surveillance in Muslim neighbourhoods in the US must be intensified following the deadly bombings on Brussels' airport and subway.

Russia seeks to fly over US with high-powered digital camera

2016-02-22 13:17

Russia is seeking permission to start flying surveillance planes equipped with cameras amid warnings from US intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States.

Struggling with privacy tradeoffs in digital era

2016-01-17 08:10

Would you allow your insurance company to monitor your driving for a discount? Or let a 'smart thermostat' save energy by tracking your family's movements around your home?

New Facebook feature for your child's privacy

2015-11-18 15:09

An automatic warning feature for parents.

Embarrassment as CIA director John Brennan's emails get leaked

2015-10-22 07:19

Anti-secrecy campaign group WikiLeaks has published an initial tranche of documents it says were from the personal email account of CIA director John Brennan.

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