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.
Security researcher Alec Muffett has created a new project called the Enterprise Onion Toolkit (EOTK), which can help website owners add a .onion URL for their site's domain in a matter of minutes.
Apple appears to have been keeping deleted browser history in users' iCloud accounts, for as long as a year, according to Vladimir Katalov, CEO of ElcomSoft, a company that makes forensics and data recovery tools for Apple products.
The US is considering a measure that would ask visa applications to give up passwords for social media accounts if they want to receive passage to the United States, according to statements made by Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly at a DHS committee meeting on Tuesday.
The Email Privacy Act (EPA) is for the second year in a row in front of the US Senate after the US House of Representatives approved the bill on Monday.
Vizio agreed on Monday to pay a fine of $2.2 million after it was caught secretly collecting user data and then selling personal user details to third-parties without the user's explicit consent.
Dropbox engineers have fixed what appears to be a very ancient bug that during the past two weeks has resurfaced previously deleted folders for several Dropbox users.
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.