Data Privacy

Data privacy news, trends, analysis and practical advice

amazon echo look

linkedin

Use LinkedIn a lot? Read its new privacy policy — carefully.

At the very least, it’s a reminder that social media embarrassments are forever.

Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update
video

Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update

Windows 10 privacy settings are easier to find and use in the Creators Update. But there's a difference between getting more control and getting more privacy.

messaging apps threats security privacy thought bubbles

Honesty is not the best privacy policy

Hackers, tech companies and governments want our personal information. Only lies can save us now.

nordvpn

Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

p1200530

Twitter pulls lawsuit after feds back down

Twitter has withdrawn a lawsuit it filed on Thursday against the U.S. government after the U.S. Customs and Border Protection withdrew a demand that it reveal details about a Twitter account that is critical of the agency.

security camera attack surveillance

U.S. lawmakers demand to know how many residents are under surveillance

Two powerful U.S. lawmakers are pushing the Trump administration to tell them how many of the country's residents are under surveillance by the National Security Agency.

internet security privacy

Windows 10 data collection: What you need to know

The operating system has been collecting telemetry on users and apps since 2015; despite recent changes, it’s still gathering information.

13959900047 bede3e5ba4 o

Did Congress just accidentally help keep your browsing history more private?

By eliminating restrictions of ISPs selling their customers browsing history, Congress may have inadvertently helped push us towards a more secure future.

161221 waymo 2

Six in 10 people believe their lives will improve with autonomous vehicles

A new study shows connected and autonomous vehicles will transform most people's lives by, among other things, reducing the stress of driving; reducing accidents; and lowering insurance costs.

windows 10 working

Microsoft tries to appease Windows 10 data collection critics

Microsoft today revealed more about what info Windows 10 collects from users, hoping to quell long-simmering resistance to the OS's data gathering practices.

windows 10 hidden revealed

Microsoft reveals what data Windows 10 collects from you

In an effort to be more transparent, Microsoft revealed more about what data Windows 10 Creators Update will collect from users' PCs and clarified what the privacy settings mean.

Generic court image

Facebook loses appeal over New York search warrants

Facebook’s appeal against 381 warrants for information from the accounts of its users was rejected by a New York court on the grounds that earlier orders refusing to quash the warrants issued in a criminal proceeding could not be...

opera browser primary

After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser

Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled after Congress voted to repeal online privacy protections.

Privacy (4)

Politicians' web browsing history targeted after privacy vote

Two GoFundMe campaigns have raised more than $290,000 in an effort to buy the web browsing histories of U.S. politicians after Congress voted to allow broadband providers to sell customers' personal information without their...

09 spy

You are not very incognito in incognito mode

Browsers offer an incognito or private browsing mode for their users. If you are concerned about online privacy, you should know what incognito mode does and doesn't do to protect it.

assange on balcony

WikiLeaks’ Assange gets relief from left victory in Ecuador

The win in Ecuador’s presidential elections of leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno will likely provide relief to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who had been threatened with eviction from the country’s embassy in London by...

acer chromebook 11 n7  c731  large2

Triple your privacy with a Chromebook and two VPNs

In response to privacy invasions by internet service providers, a Chromebook and two VPNs should offer great security, privacy and anonymity.

eye on computer monitor showing privacy security or breach

Top 5 VPN services for personal privacy and security

If you regularly travel or work remotely, you need to use a VPN or you're putting yourself — and your data — at risk. Here's a look at the options and price plans for some of the top VPNs.

Load More