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Why You Shouldn't Freak Out Over Spotify's New Privacy Policy
Spotify

Why You Shouldn't Freak Out Over Spotify's New Privacy Policy

There are valid reasons why the company has asked to collect info stored on your phone.
Aaron Souppouris
Hackers Release the Personal Information of Adultery Seekers Who Joined Ashley Madison
Privacy Concerns

Hackers Release the Personal Information of Adultery Seekers Who Joined Ashley Madison

It's not a good day for members of the dating site, which boasts the slogan 'Life is short. Have an affair.'
Laura Entis
Student Loses Facebook Internship After Highlighting Major Privacy Flaw in Messenger
Facebook

Student Loses Facebook Internship After Highlighting Major Privacy Flaw in Messenger

Aran Khanna's Marauder's Map plugin showed the location of Facebook Messenger users, accurate to within a meter.
Target Is Getting Into the Beacon Game
Retail Businesses

Target Is Getting Into the Beacon Game

The beacons will send location-based product recommendations, coupons and other alerts to customers via Target's iPhone app.
Geoff Weiss
Google Glass Is Creeping Back
Google Glass

Google Glass Is Creeping Back

The tech company is reportedly launching a new version aimed at businesses and without the histrionics that accompanied the product's initial debut.
Laura Entis
Bankers Say Ashley Madison Can Kiss IPO Plans Goodbye
IPO

Bankers Say Ashley Madison Can Kiss IPO Plans Goodbye

This as hackers threatened to publish names and salacious details about the infidelity website's clients.
Ashley Madison Says It Is Relieved It Isn't Being Judged After Hack
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Ashley Madison Says It Is Relieved It Isn't Being Judged After Hack

The site is heartened by some initial public response that sees it as a victim.
Hackers Threaten to Leak Ashley Madison's 37 Million Clients
Privacy Concerns

Hackers Threaten to Leak Ashley Madison's 37 Million Clients

The hacker group says it will release sensitive information of clients of the dating site for cheating spouses.
Google Wins Dismissal of Android Privacy Lawsuit
Privacy Concerns

Google Wins Dismissal of Android Privacy Lawsuit

Android users said the company violated its own privacy policy by disclosing their names, email addresses and account locations to third parties without permission.
U.S. Has Yet to Notify 21.5 Million Data Breach Victims
Privacy Concerns

U.S. Has Yet to Notify 21.5 Million Data Breach Victims

Still not a peep, even two months after discovering that sensitive personal information was compromised in a hack of government databanks, officials say.
Millions More Americans Hit By Government Data Hack
Security

Millions More Americans Hit By Government Data Hack

Data stolen included Social Security numbers and other sensitive information.
California Man Must Pay for Gunning Down His Neighbor's Drone
Privacy Concerns

California Man Must Pay for Gunning Down His Neighbor's Drone

What protections do drone-weary citizens have as the gadgets increasingly fill our friendly skies?
Geoff Weiss
U.S. Tech Industry Appeals to Obama to Keep Hands Off Encryption
Security

U.S. Tech Industry Appeals to Obama to Keep Hands Off Encryption

The companies say new policies would weaken increasingly sophisticated encryption systems designed to protect consumers' privacy.
Big U.S. Data Breaches Offer Treasure Trove for Hackers
Security

Big U.S. Data Breaches Offer Treasure Trove for Hackers

A flood of attacks by suspected Chinese hackers have been aimed at grabbing personal data, industrial secrets and weapons plans from government and private computers.