The British government has passed legislation amending the Computer Misuse Act to prevent GCHQ, the police and intelligence services from prosecution over any hacking into mobile phones and computers.
Apple has filed a court objection against the sale of RadioShack customer data for those who had purchased its products, reports Ars Technica.
Concern over the security of Windows in China has led to a ‘gold rush’, as Chinese firms race to fill the gap left by Microsoft’s operating system, reports Reuters.
Virtually every computer sold today comes with a dirty little secret. It can spy on you. Learn more, and how to protect yourself.
The Data Security and Breach Notification Act has passed The House Energy and Commerce Committee by a vote of 29-22, reports The Hill.
The reformed conman that the 2002 film ‘Catch Me If You Can’ is based on has told The Times that anyone living in the US or UK has already had their identity stolen.
A common email mistake accidentally disclosed passport and visa details of 31 world leaders attending the G20 summit in Australia, the BBC reports.
A Carnegie Mellon University study has discovered that a selection of Android apps collect location data on their users on average every three minutes, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Indian government has changed the way in which its officials are allowed to operate when working, it has been announced.
Even if you’re not a customer of health insurer Anthem, your data could have been put at risk. Be on your guard.
After the Anthem mega-breach, questions abound about possible abuses of medical data. Here is a breakdown that offers some context.
The Microsoft Outlook app has been banned from use in the EU Parliament, according to emails from the parliament’s IT department, seen by PC World.
WhatsApp’s privacy settings are “broken” and can be bypassed by downloading a simple bit of software, claims the Dutch developer behind proof-of-concept tool WhatsSpy Public.
The British government has released a document outlining the rules that British spy and law enforcement agencies have to follow in their hacking activities, reports The Guardian.
Your internet-enabled Samsung Smart TV could be listening to everything you say, and sharing it with third parties.
Facebook updated its privacy settings at the end of January. As Facebook turns 11 today, here’s what you need to know about the new settings and how they could affect you.
Tracking apps and spyware are a genuine risk, and an extremely unpleasant invasion of privacy for many. Here are our tips on how to recognize if you have a tracking app on your phone, and what to do about it.
January 28 is Data Privacy Day, an international acknowledgment of the importance of privacy in an increasingly data-driven world. The key themes of Data Privacy Day this year are: Respecting privacy, Safeguarding data, Enabling trust.
President Barack Obama is planning to push legislation which would protect companies from lawsuits for sharing cyberthreat data with the government, reports the Washington Post.