Last week, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) awarded new certifications in the Respects Your Freedom (RYF) program that highlights hardware vendors and devices that respect user privacy and allow the user full control over his device.
Google announced yesterday plans to stop scanning users' Gmail inboxes for advertising purposes, a decision that in theory should improve users' privacy, but in reality, it does not.
Mozilla launched today Firefox Focus for Android, a brand new mobile browser for Android that comes with a stripped down minimal interface, a built-in ad blocker, and an always-on "private browsing" mode.
Low-income families from Rhode Island are giving up their privacy for the sake of receiving a school-issued laptop to aid children in their studies, according to a report released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) last week.
Some people have no shame, and one of those is Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who used the terror attacks that took place in London, on Saturday, June 3, to push her party's agenda for laws that would push for encryption backdoors.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI for the purpose of obtaining documents that reveal more details about the Bureau's close relationship with Geek Squad, a Best Buy division specialized in computer repairs.
The latest firmware update for Netgear NightHawk R7000 routers adds support and enables an "analytics system" that collects user data and sends it to the company's servers.
Muhammad Rabbani, a UK citizen, and director of the CAGE human rights organization, is facing a possible three-month prison sentence for not disclosing his phone and laptop's password at Heathrow airport in London, last year.
A team of researchers from the Brunswick Technical University in Germany has discovered an alarming number of Android applications that employ ultrasonic tracking beacons to track users and their nearby environment.
Facebook's marketing department is using algorithms to identify emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth as young as 14, The Australian reported today after reporters managed to get their hands on a 23-page report from Facebook's Australian office.
A lawsuit filed in Chicago, Illinois alleges that Bose, a US-based maker of high-tech headphones and speakers, has been collecting user data without consent, and sending the information to a third-party data mining company.
Russian authorities have arrested a mathematics teacher from Moscow on accusations of organizing riots and calling for terrorist activities or justifying the use of terrorism via the Internet.
Microsoft turned a new leaf today and published a list of diagnostics data the company will be collecting from users of Windows 10 Creators Update, scheduled for launch next week, on April 11.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has elevated the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) to the status of "Proposed Recommendation," the last step before becoming an official W3C standard, pending a vote from its members.
The FCC announced it suspended the coming into effect of regulation aimed at improving user Internet privacy, which would have blocked Internet service providers from selling private user data to advertisers without their specific consent.
EU's main privacy watchdog has expressed displeasure with Microsoft's new privacy controls that the company announced last month and plans to ship with Windows 10 Creators Update, scheduled for launch later in April.
Researchers from Boston University, North Carolina State University, and George Mason University have created a new protocol called TumbleBit that they say can anonymize Bitcoin transactions better than any other previously developed Bitcoin mixing service.
A Mozilla spokesperson has denied a report from German newspaper Deutschlandfunk that the Foundation is collecting personal user data from iOS devices running Firefox Klar, the German version of Firefox Focus, a new privacy-focused browser launched last year.