Privacy groups call for Facebook to halt off site user tracking plans

U.S. and EU privacy and consumer groups called on privacy regulators to stop Facebook's plans to gather the Internet browsing patterns of its users while they visit other sites.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 5:42 am

Russian gov't is willing to pay for a way to ID Tor users

The Russian Ministry of Interior is willing to pay 3.9 million roubles, or around $111,000, for a method to identify users on the Tor network.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 10:15 am

EU hears Google, Microsoft, Yahoo on 'right to be forgotten'

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are meeting with European data protection authorities Thursday to discuss how to implement a recent ruling that gives people the right to have personal information excluded from search results.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:46 am

Hackers steal user data from the European Central Bank website, demand money

Hackers have stolen user contact information, including email addresses and phone numbers, from the website of the European Central Bank and attempted to extort money from the institution.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:38 am

Google to face US privacy suit over new user data policy

A California court has allowed a privacy class action suit against Google to continue, though only in part.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 1:55 am

Tor Project working to fix weakness that can unmask users

Developers of Tor software believe they've identified a weakness that was scheduled to be revealed at the Black Hat security conference next month that could be used to de-anonymize Tor users.

Posted by on 22 July 2014 | 10:06 am

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