Oct 22, 2014

Google to comply with Japan court order to remove search results

Google Inc. has decided to comply with a Japanese court order to remove some online search results found to infringe on a man’s privacy rights, company officials said on Wednesday. The U.S. Internet giant has already deleted most of the online search results subject ...

'Love is love' as Snowden's girlfriend joins him in Russia

Oct 12, 2014

'Love is love' as Snowden's girlfriend joins him in Russia

U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum by Moscow after revealing the extent of U.S. global surveillance, has been reunited with his girlfriend in Russia, his lawyer said Saturday. Snowden’s longtime partner, American dancer Lindsay Mills, joined him in Moscow in July, it ...

Oct 8, 2014

Twitter sues FBI, DOJ to release NSA request info

Twitter is suing the FBI and the Department of Justice to be able to release more information about government surveillance of its users. The social media company filed a lawsuit Tuesday in a California federal court to publish its full “transparency report,” which documents ...

Oct 2, 2014

Facebook makes peace with gays over 'real names'

Facebook on Wednesday vowed to ease its “real names” policy, which prompted drag-queen performers to quit the social network and sparked wider protests in the gay community and beyond. The huge social network, facing a planned street protest in San Francisco this week, apologized ...

Oct 1, 2014

California bans paparazzi drones

California on Tuesday approved a law that will prevent paparazzi from using drones to take photos of celebrities. Gov. Jerry Brown also signed into law a series of bills aimed at tightening protection of privacy, including one against “revenge porn,” in which people put ...

Sep 25, 2014

Medical records are worth more to hackers than credit cards

A person’s medical information can be worth 10 times more than a credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned health care providers to guard against cyberattacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems Inc., said ...

Sep 25, 2014

New 'Bash' software bug tipped as bigger threat than 'Heartbleed'

A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as “Bash,” could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the “Heartbleed” bug that surfaced in April, cyberexperts warned on Wednesday. Bash is the software used to control the ...