Security researchers have discovered that a very popular photo retouching iOS and Android application is collecting user data and sending it for storage to servers in China.
Security researcher Tobias Boelter has discovered a bug in the encrypted communications system used by WhatsApp that allows a determined third-party actor, possibly Facebook, to intercept encrypted messages.
A team of researchers from universities across the US has identified different fingerprinting techniques that can track users when they use different browsers installed on the same machine.
Researchers from Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII) announced yesterday they have successfully extracted usable fingerprints from photos of exposed fingers taken up to three meters away.
The European Commission is currently debating new legislation that will overhaul some of the EU e-privacy rules, including the hated cookie consent popups that have ruined the web experience for many users.
Stylish, an add-on for browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari, announced this week through the voice of its new owner a new data collection partnership with SimilarWeb, a digital market intelligence company.
Google engineers have addressed a serious user privacy bug that affected only versions of the Android operating system installed on the company's latest line of Pixel smartphones.
Mozilla engineers have added a mechanism to Firefox 52 that prevents websites from fingerprinting users using system fonts.
A man who worked at Google as a product manager in its Nest division is now suing the company over what he and his lawyer describe as an internal "spying program."
In yesterday's monthly security patch, Adobe fixed a bug in Flash Player that would have allowed an attacker to hijack permissions granted to other Flash applets and spy on users via their camera or microphone
As of December 1, 2016, US law enforcement has gained new hacking powers thanks to changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure that now simplify the process of getting warrants to hack into devices of US citizens and the citizens of other countries.
The dirt and secretions that users have on their hands rubs on their phones and leave clues behind about the owner's identity, his daily habits, the places he's been, his lifestyle, medical treatments, and more.
Your iPhone is sending a history of all your calls to Apple's iCloud service, Oleg Afonin, Elcomsoft researcher has revealed today. For some iPhone users, this wasn't a secret. Many have figured it out on their own. This is especially true for family members that share an iCloud account on different iPhones.
An investigation by German public broadcaster NDR revealed that MyWOT (WOT, or Web Of Trust) has been selling user data to third-parties without properly anonymizing user information, which in some cases exposed the user's real identity and details about his browsing habits.
Germany and France feel the makers of encrypted messaging apps like Telegram and Signal should help fight Islamic State terrorists, and they're pushing for Europe-wide rules to make that happen.
Security researchers have demonstrated a system by which they can use publicly available photographs of an individual to trick facial recognition technology and achieve successful authentication.
Members of a pornography website targeted dozens of Australian schools so they could view and swap graphic sexual images of female students and other non-consenting women. News.com reports that members of the site have posted and shared more than 2,000 images since December 2015.