Mozilla will add an option in Firefox 60 that will let users disable and hide the Firefox Sync option in the Firefox settings panel.
Vulnerabilities in the Mi-Cam smart baby monitor allow hackers to hijack video feeds from all devices, located anywhere in the world.
Malicious app developers can secretly abuse a macOS API function to take screenshots of the user's screen and then use OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to programmatically read the text found in the image.
Mixpanel, a web and mobile analytics provider, has notified customers last week via email that it accidentally collected data entered in password fields due to a bug introduced in its SDK.
Firefox 59 will strip referrer information from URLs while the user is in Private Browsing mode. The measure is meant to safeguard users from accidental data leaks of sensitive information.
Strava, a fitness tracking application that logs users' movements as they cycle, surf, or jog, has accidentally exposed or confirmed the location of various military bases and facilities all over the world.
Facebook has bought Confirm, a Boston-based government ID verification service, which Facebook will most likely use to confirm the identities of suspicious accounts in its fight against fake accounts used to spread political propaganda.
With the next major release of the Windows 10 operating system, scheduled for April-May 2018, Microsoft plans to let users see what telemetry data the company is collecting from each of their devices.
Apple announced today that it will hand over the operation of iCloud services for Chinese users to a local Chinese company as part of the company's efforts to comply with Chinese law.
The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency published last week a new guideline containing updated procedures for searching travelers' electronic devices at US borders.
Mozilla said last week it would delete all telemetry data collected because of a bug in the Firefox crash reporter.
Princeton privacy experts are warning that advertising and analytics firms can secretly extract site usernames from browsers using hidden login fields and tie non-authenticated users visiting a site with their profiles or emails on that domain.
Chinese authorities are running a limited test that will allow Chinese citizens to use their WeChat social network account as a state-sanctioned electronic ID.
Facebook has started rolling out an update to its photo tagging system that will now scan newly uploaded photos and alert all the users it recognizes in that image by default.
Chinese authorities have sentenced a local man named Wu Xiangyang to five years and six months in prison for running an unsanctioned VPN service.
Today, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Guardian Project have launched a new Android application named Haven that will transform a phone into a mini-surveillance kit that can be used to record nearby surroundings in case of intrusions.
Google announced plans to crack down on Android applications that fail to warn users when they are collecting personal data. The OS maker is giving app developers 60 days to fix their issues and update apps with notifications of their full practices. In case app developers fail to comply, Google will take it upon itself to warn users
A collaborative effort between the Yale Privacy Lab and Exodus Privacy has shed light on dozens of invasive trackers that are embedded within Android applications and record user activity, sometimes without user consent.