Internet privacy

Law enforcement officials stand in front of an Operation Trojan Shield logo at a news conference

Global police sting raises questions on surveillance and privacy


The encrypted device network called ANOM gave the FBI access to messages sent between suspected criminal gang members around the world.

A photo of papers

The census goes digital — 3 things to know

A woman takes tampon boxes out of a supermarket shelf in Buenos Aires January 16, 2015.  

Period apps share your fertility data with Facebook

Margrethe Vestager

Europe is not afraid to regulate Big Tech. EU Competition Commissioner Vestager explains why.

A set of hands type on a keyboard

Clean up your cyber-hygiene — 6 changes to make in the new year

A red map of China seen through a magnifying glass on computer screen showing binary digits

China exports its restrictive internet policies to dozens of countries, says Freedom House

Global Politics

China takes the lead in training governments to adopt censorship policies and tools to curb fake news on the internet.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens while testifying before a joint Senate

Lawmakers want to know about Facebook’s operations beyond the US


During the five-hour hearing, US lawmakers questioned Zuckerberg on the company’s troubles abroad, as well as whether the company plans to use forthcoming European regulations on data protections as a global standard across its platforms.

WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017.

The new DHS plan to gather social media information has privacy advocates up in arms

Global Politics

Last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it has been collecting social media information from visa applicants and immigrants. It said it plans to expand gathering of social media data to include aliases, associated identifiable information and search results. Privacy and civil rights advocates are up in arms.

"Medical record"

Do you know what’s in your medical records?


It’s been 20 years since HIPAA passed, but it’s still tough to get a hold of one’s own medical records.

Who’s tracking your online activities


How some websites — like MSN and Hulu — track your online activities by using ‘supercookies,’ which are nearly impossible to delete.