Mozilla engineers are discussing plans to change the way Firefox collects usage data (telemetry), and the organization is currently preparing to test an opt-out clause an opt-out clause so they could collect more data relevant to the browser's usage.
Will Strafach, an independent security researcher, has discovered over the weekend that the AccuWeather iOS app sends location information to a data monetization firm named Reveal Mobile.
New research published this week by researchers from the University of Washington shows how an attacker could track a user's movements using speakers and microphones that come with computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other devices.
DreamHost — a US-based web hosting provider — revealed today that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had issued a search warrant in an attempt to obtain details about one of its customers, and the people who visited its website.
Marisa Rogers, privacy officers for Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group, says that 71% of the users who updated to the Windows 10 Creators Update in the past months have chosen to enable the "Full" diagnostics and telemetry collection settings during the upgrade process.
British lawmakers have filed on Monday a statement of intent regarding proposals for improvements to the Data Protection Act, with a focus on criminalizing anonymous data re-identification, imposing larger fines for cyber incidents, and more user protections for British online netizens.
A disgruntled parent has filed a lawsuit against Disney and three software developers for collecting personal information about her kid via the company's mobile games.
The German Federal Labour Court has ruled that companies can't install keyloggers to monitor employees because such an action violates personal privacy rights.
An Ohio judge ruled at the beginning of July that data collected from a person's pacemaker logs is admissible in court, in the first decision of its kind.
Roomba maker iRobot Corp announced future plans to sell maps of users' homes to advertisers, according to an interview iRobot CEO Colin Angle gave yesterday.