June 12, 2013 Tech companies that field National Security Agency data requests are currently barred from sharing those requests publicly. But Google, Microsoft and Facebook all have a financial interest in showing their users that the NSA does not enjoy unfettered access to their data.
February 25, 2013 Google is pushing Congress to require a warrant for a law enforcement agency to read a person's email. Once Americans understand how their government attains information they'll demand action Google said.
August 9, 2012 The FTC came down on the company for putting "cookies" on computers after it told Safari users that wouldn't be done.
June 22, 2012 Why do Americans do so little to ensure the privacy of their communications? Is this a new kind of liberation? Or the symptom of a real psychic, as well as political, breakdown?
February 29, 2012 Not everyone who relies on Google's products is concerned about pending privacy changes. Some don't care; others don't know the change is looming. But for those who are concerned, the idea that Feb. 29 is their last chance to change these settings seems to have lit the fire of urgency.
December 13, 2011 Facebook says it will connect people who post items about suicidal thoughts with crisis counselors via its chat service. But the intervention comes with privacy questions. Any information posted on Facebook is public information, and can be used by marketers or anyone else.
February 23, 2011 If you were at a job interview, and the interviewer requested access to your Facebook account, what would you do? It's well-known that many employers check up on applicants' online lives when they're evaluating them — but a state agency in Maryland takes it a bit further.
November 12, 2010 The Commerce Department is working on a plan, for release in the next several weeks, that would call for "new laws and the creation of a new position to oversee the effort," The Wall Street Journal reports.