| May 14, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Judges on Europe's highest court may have thought they were striking a blow for individual privacy when they ruled Tuesday that search engines could be ordered to stop linking to sensitive or older information about people online, even if it had been...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The federal indictment of five Chinese military officials for allegedly stealing U.S. corporate trade secrets significantly escalated the cyberespionage battle between the two superpowers — and sharply contrasted their attitudes toward commercial...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:30 PM
United Nations member states unanimously adopted a symbolic resolution Thursday that declares a worldwide right of individuals to online privacy, a slap at the U.S. National Security Agency's massive surveillance programs that have angered Washington's...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:13 PM
As millions of bargain-crazed customers swarmed through Target stores on Black Friday, one of the most audacious heists in retail history was quietly underway.
A band of cyberthieves pilfered credit and debit card information from the giant retailer's...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
The sun has risen in the East, so there must be a news report somewhere quoting a partial transcript leaked by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) purporting to show the shortcomings of Obamacare.
Bingo! We have not one but two "investigative" news reports,...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:21 PM
In a sweeping ruling, Europe's highest court placed unprecedented power in the hands of consumers to determine what personal information can be displayed in Web search engine results.
The so-called "right to be forgotten" case specifically targeted...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The future of a system that would let voters download absentee ballots before mailing them in was cast into doubt Thursday when the State Board of Elections refused to move forward with part of the plan amid fears it would open the door to widespread...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:37 PM
An online privacy organization filed a complaint against Facebook with U.S. regulators Thursday, saying the company “purposefully messed with people's minds” in conducting a controversial 2012 experiment.
Facebook has come under fire after...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:59 PM
The Blackphone, the first smartphone focused on privacy, began shipping Monday. Designed for users primarily concerned about privacy and data protection, the Blackphone carries a high price tag: $629, with no subsidy available through cellphone carriers....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:52 PM
When Facebook performed an experiment to see if it could secretly affect users' emotions, were you really surprised?
Academics were galled, knowing they would need explicit permission from research subjects and strict ethical oversight to perform such...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:38 AM
If state Sen. Brian Frosh has his way, voters will pick Maryland's next attorney general based on experience — his 28 years in the General Assembly, 11 of them as a committee chairman who pushed through measures such as the state's new gun control...