privacy issues

Mickey Mouse Is Watching You: Does MyMagic Know Too Much?

Walt Disney World is about to get a bit more magical, but Mickey Mouse will have to soothe some skeptical privacy advocates along the way. Guests using its new MyMagic wristbands will get a more personalized vacation -- but do you really want Snow White to "magically" know your kid's name without being told?

South Korea Accuses Google of Privacy Violations

Google continues to face troubles over its inadvertent collection of personal data while mapping its "Street View." The latest country to accuse the company of privacy violations is South Korea.

California's Revolt Against Smart Electric Meters

Despite promises of environmental benefits and lower costs to consumers, smart meters are running into stiff resistance in some areas where you'd least expect it. Among the concerns: More electromagnetic radiation and loss of privacy.

Google wants to know all about you

You've probably noticed it if you've typed your name in Google lately. There, at the top of the screen, complete with a hyperlink, come the words,...