23andMe, Ancestry and other DNA testing companies agree to better protect your genetic information

The guidelines offer common-sense protections for DNA test users.

Stories That Pay Off: Why do we get so mad when others show their financial privilege?

This week, we looked at why one intern's finances lit up the internet, the not-so-private privacy settings of Venmo and more.

The Supreme Court’s Fourth Amendment ruling is a major victory for digital privacy rights

Americans' right to privacy includes cell phone location data gathered by wireless carriers, the Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Facebook comes under fire from politicians again — but for brand new reasons

Facebook's data-sharing practices are under fire once again after a recent 'New York Times' report.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

How to find out which advertisers are targeting you on Twitter

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

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.

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?'"

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.

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.

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YouTube Privacy Policy: Everything you need to know

YouTube's privacy policy is consistent across the globe.

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.

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.
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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.

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

Why are we telling Facebook our birthday again?
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Apple Is Moving to Its New, Futuristic Campus in 2017

The spaceship is ready.