Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

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Anonymous app Whisper allegedly tracks user location, shares data with government

The app is accused by The Guardian of tracking users' locations.

Dubai detectives will use Google Glass facial recognition tech to ID criminals

Google's ban on Glass facial recognition gets sidestepped by the police.

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As Facebook's data tentacles spread, privacy questions resurface

A rebuilt advertising server makes use of Facebook user data across the wider Web

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How Facebook’s new ad platform lets brands track you around the web

Atlas lets advertisers target you on third-party sites and apps using your Facebook info.

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Facebook wants New York to destroy bulk user data seized under gag order

Microsoft, Google and some other tech companies are backing Facebook.

Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher says

Instagram and Grindr stored images on their servers that were accessible without authentication

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New Facebook tool walks users through a privacy settings checkup

It's the latest initiative by the company to help its members make sure they're not over-sharing on the social networking site.

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How to keep your sexy selfies (and other sensitive files) safe in the cloud

Whether you're storing old tax returns or the occasional naughty photo, some files deserve some extra security. Here's how to keep them private.