The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of customers of a Verizon Communications subsidiary, according to a top-secret court order issued in April that was uncovered by The Guardian .
The FCC will vote later this month on new rules that clarify how carriers can use their customers call data and to ensure the the data is better protected.
If you are an American and own a cell phone, your location, demographics and activities are probably already for sale to anyone with the cash to buy that data.
Path is once again the subject of privacy concerns after users said the social networking application texted and called their contacts without permission.
Apple has revealed that its servers store iOS user search queries, messages and commands leveraging its Siri voice assistant technology for up to two years.
Developers were as shocked as their customers to discover they are getting personal information from every everyone who purchases an Android app in the Google's Play store last week, and they are demanding the company change its policies.
The Federal Trade Commission issued new guidelines in an effort to increase transparency in how mobile app developers, app stores and other industry players store information about users. The news comes on the heels of another FTC announcement: Social networking app Path was fined $800,000 for violating the privacy of its underage users.
A new draft bill published this week proposes to improve mobile application privacy by requiring developers to disclose their information collection practices and enabling users to request the deletion of their stored data.
When he was a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live, Al Franken knew how to turn hot-button political issues into big laughs. Now that he's a senator, however, he's tackling those same issues in a serious manner.
California's attorney general has filed the state's first-ever mobile application privacy lawsuit against Delta Airlines, alleging the Atlanta-based carrier failed to properly clarify what personal information it collects from consumers and what it does with that data.