April 9, 2018

Google and YouTube may be next to face public backlash after collecting children’s data

As the Cambridge Analytica scandal shines a spotlight on data protection, 23 groups are going after YouTube for the company's own privacy practices.

Oct. 24, 2017

What is bitcoin gold? Key analysis on the price, hard fork, DDoS attack, and how to get BTG

Bitcoin gold price analysis — and the fork explained: How to get bitcoin gold, the DDoS attack, what is "the hard fork countdown," and everything else to know about buying or getting the new coins.
Oct. 19, 2017

The 10 worst states for identity theft and fraud in the United States

Scams, fraud and identity theft are hard to avoid in 2017. Here's how to protect yourself — and a rundown of the worst U.S. states for victims.
Oct. 4, 2017

Equifax, Yahoo and other hacks: How to protect your money and your identity online

Don't make it easy for hackers to gain access to your financial accounts or sensitive personal information.
Sept. 29, 2017

Scams 2017: 3 sneaky traps scammers are setting right now — via fake email, text or phone call

Phishing scams — in which a hacker tries to get their hands on your personal information — are getting more sophisticated. Here are three big scams to look out for in 2017.
Sept. 26, 2017

Equifax stock price: EFX steadies after CEO Richard Smith steps down following data breach

Equifax CEO Smith, who has led the major credit bureau since 2005, retired from his position on Tuesday following a security breach affecting 143 million people.

Aug. 31, 2017

Celebrity hacks keep hitting Instagram. Here’s how the app could better protect verified users.

Here's what Instagram can do right now to make itself safer
June 6, 2017

A female Muslim student was called a "fucking terrorist" by her classmate. Then, she was suspended.

A police officer also allegedly used excessive force on the student.
May 22, 2017

Facebook's revenge porn policy doesn't technically include victims of the Marines United scandal

Facebook's fight against revenge porn may be excluding its most high-profile case.
May 18, 2017

How to find out which advertisers are targeting you on Twitter

There are 69 pages — yes, pages — of advertisers tracking me. How about you?
April 6, 2017

Mike Pence is suddenly worried about that expansive surveillance state he helped create

He says Americans have a "right to know" about the surveillance of private citizens. But he's ignoring one crucial detail.

March 28, 2017

Scarlett Johansson just spoke out on the horror of revenge porn — and it's a must-read

"You're in the public eye, and you're like, 'What else can I give you?'"
Feb. 9, 2017

Emma Watson questions our right to privacy in ominous 'The Circle' trailer

'Beauty and the Beast' is not all Emma Watson is up to in 2017.
Jan. 12, 2017

Companies are making billions off your medical data — and you won't get a cent of it

Companies have a lot more of your medical details than you think.
Dec. 22, 2016

YouTube Privacy Policy: Everything you need to know

YouTube's privacy policy is consistent across the globe.

Oct. 18, 2016

Facebook privacy policy change: Is that status about your posts going public real or fake?

If you spot a fear-mongering status on Facebook urging you to declare your right to privacy, don't worry.
Oct. 3, 2016

Elena Ferrante's work is more important than her identity — so leave her alone

An Italian journalist revealed Ferrante's identity on Sunday against her will — and the will of most of Ferrante's readers.
Aug. 27, 2016

Donald Trump's new app has some very shady privacy provisions

Users who sign up for "America First" may be signing away all their contacts' information.
June 30, 2016

This Hoax Is Going Viral on Facebook (Again) — But Don't Fall for It

It's still bullshit.

June 20, 2016

When Online Services Ask for Your Birthday, Protect Yourself and Lie to Them

Why are we telling Facebook our birthday again?
May 9, 2016
March 21, 2016

Apple Is Moving to Its New, Futuristic Campus in 2017

The spaceship is ready.
March 6, 2016

French Police Warn Parents to Think Before Sharing Photos of Children Online

"Teenagers are often criticized for their Internet behavior, but parents are no better," says French privacy expert Éric Delcroix.
March 2, 2016

This Teacher Was Forced to Resign After Her Private Sext Was Leaked

It's a chilling reminder of the dangers of victim-blaming.

Feb. 18, 2016

Before You Crown Apple the People's Champion Against the FBI, Read This

It's David vs. Goliath, and David is the richest company in the world.
Feb. 11, 2016

The Government Can Spy on You Without a Warrant for 10 Weeks and a Court Says That's A-OK

You know when you have to add the word "technically" to something, it's bullshit.
Jan. 19, 2016

Social Media Surveillance Could Have a Devastating Impact on Free Speech. Here's Why.

“The right to peacefully assemble is not something that should create paranoia in one’s head.”