Twitter has filed a lawsuit in federal court asking that the United States Department of Justice’s prohibitions on publishing the number and kind of government requests for data the company receives be declared unconstitutional. The suit claims that the rules infringe on Twitter’s right to free speech by requiring that the company “engage in speech[…]
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Yahoo published its third Transparency Report, which reveals that it fielded fewer requests for user data than the previous reporting period, and that it also received between 0-999 National Security Letters.
Details of a patched privacy vulnerability in MyFitnessPal, a popular fitness and nutrition mobile application, were disclosed this week, three months after a fix was deployed.
While much of the tech community is still swooning over the iPhone 6, Apple Pay and Apple Watch, the company’s top executive is spending a lot of time and energy trying to reassure customers that Apple is doing everything it can to protect their privacy and the security of their data. Apple CEO Tim Cook[…]
Despite research published last year that demonstrated that Apple has the ability to decrypt users iMessages if it so chooses, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company does not hold the encryption key for those messages and couldn’t even produce the plaintext in response to a government order.
Comcast refutes reports that it is telling customers who use Tor that their service will be suspended or terminated.
During a long-running secret dispute between Yahoo and government officials over the constitutionality of orders from the federal government to turn over data belonging to Yahoo users, the company was facing fines of $250,000 for refusing to comply with the order. The revelation is contained in a cache of 1,500 pages of documents declassified by the[…]
Dropbox revealed in its latest Transparency Report that 80 percent of the subpoenas it receives are accompanied by a request not to inform users their data is being requested.
A coalition of groups covering a wide swath of interests and political affiliations is banding together to call on Congress to address email privacy law.
A report from the UK’s ICO says that permissions given to mobile apps often far exceed what’s necessary, and that privacy policies are hardly apparent to users downloading apps.