Google gained a clearer picture Wednesday of who's taking aim at its Street View data collection, as part of a privacy probe led by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who last month announced the launch of the multistate investigation.
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.
In its latest move to safeguard computer users' rights and burnish its reputation as a global privacy cop, Germany is seeking to dig deeper into Apple's collection of its customers' location-based data.
Leave it to Hollywood to portray a college-age computer geek as a Hannibal Lecter type. But that seems to be how the newly released trailer for The Social Network, which tells the story of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, plays it.
More than a year after embarrassing, but minor, security lapses, social-networking phenomenon Twitter settled its FTC charges. In an interesting twist, Twitter agrees to be barred for 20 years from misleading users about how secure their data is.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal announced Monday he'll lead a multistate investigation into how Google collected users' Web activity data as its Street View cars crawled through cities in 30 countries worldwide, taking pictures for Google Maps.
LimeWire, a peer-to-peer file sharing network that was recently found liable to recording artists for massive copyright piracy faces an additional threat to its existence: Music publishers are suing it too, alleging the same piracy.
Lawyers have already exploited Facebook to help win in divorce cases, investigate potential jurors, and market themselves. Now, a California judge has ruled on when parties can subpoena Facebook data in a civil suit, and yes, your privacy settings are the key factor.
Technology reporter David Kirkpatrick picked a great time to release his new book, The Facebook Effect. Kirkpatrick stopped by DailyFinance to discuss Facebook and its young CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, as well as changing privacy and disclosure standards.
Google's legal woes over privacy issues in Europe have expanded to Australia after residents in that country recently complained about photographs being taken for Google Maps, according to Reuters. The matter was turned over to the Australian Federal Police on Friday.