The 28 EU member states have taken a significant step towards a historic overhaul of EU-wide data protection laws, first proposed three years ago.
Wikimedia has announced that all of its web properties – including the enormously popular crowd-sourced dictionary Wikipedia – will now use HTTPS encryption by default.
Snapchat has added an option for two-factor authentication in its latest update, followed in the footsteps of Apple, Twitter and Facebook.
Poor choices of passwords can lead to your privacy being breached, after researchers revealed just how easy it could be for hackers to break into GoPro cameras.
The IRS has admitted that for more than two months malicious hackers targeted its systems, and managed to gain access to information about more than 100,000 tax payers.
Devices using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to transmit their data can be intercepted by hackers, potentially exposing a trove of fitness data from wearables, IT Pro reports.
Casual dating website 'Adult FriendFinder' has been hacked, leaking data from as many as 3.9 million accounts, according to an investigation by Channel 4 News.
Mobile applications increasingly want access to various functions on your smartphones and tablets, such as your location and contacts book. But some of these app permissions should not be granted.
Google and Apple have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to reject any proposal that would grant police access to encrypted phone data.
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.
A year after Google introduced its controversial 'right to be forgotten' feature, the search giant has published some statistics about its implementation.
Two men were arrested last week for allegedly developing hacking software that steals user information and photos from the image-hosting website Photobucket.
The mass collection of American phone records and metadata by the National Security Agency (NSA) has been ruled illegal by a US appeals court.
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.
A Kansas family are the latest victims of a hacked nanny cam, after noticing the device purchased to monitor their three-month-old baby was also monitoring them.
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Hundreds and thousands of documents and emails breached during last Christmas' cyberattack on Sony Pictures have been published on WikiLeaks, reports the BBC.
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.