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After revelations that it had inspected a Hotmail customer's email as part of an internal investigation, Microsoft announced new rules last week. This week, following "uncomfortable" criticism of that policy, the company announced new rules: no inspections without a warrant.
The well-regarded Groklaw intellectual property law news and analysis site is closing because its founder, Pamela Jones, feels she can no longer trust email for the essential privacy she feels the site needs to continue.
The only email service that you can trust with completely protecting your privacy is one that you build yourself.
Kim Dotcom's privacy company Mega prepares a 'cutting-edge' email encryption service.
An American company that specialized in highly encrypted email suspended operations today. The abrupt shutdown of Lavabit, a small Texas-based company, is suspected to be related to a court order related to its best-known customer, NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
The privacy law governing how U.S. law enforcement can access email data after a certain time has been passed unanimously across both sides of the Senate.
Probably for the better, the Justice Department has reversed its decision to fight for greater access to email accounts and private messages on social networks. Well, kind of.
As a US House committee prepares to meet to discuss changing outdated email privacy laws, the US government will today tell lawmakers that it wants greater powers to access email data, along with social networking data, such as Facebook and Twitter private messages.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been fined £120,000 after a member of its legal department sent emails containing sensitive information to the wrong address.
In a blow to Microsoft's idea of having browsers block tracking cookies by default, the working group dealing with the issue at the World Wide Web Consortium has come up with a proposal that bars any automatic Do Not Track setting.The proposal is a "grand compromise", as Stanford University's Jonathan Mayer put it in an email on Wednesday, with the privacy advocates in the working group losing out on two of the scheme's three biggest elements.
Organisers behind the annual Sydney Festival have inadvertently committed a privacy breach by sending an email to users that displayed the contents of its mailing list.
Facebook's new unified messaging system provides an even bigger lure for hackers and fraudsters, according to web security company Sophos.The messaging system — unveiled on Monday — is designed to integrate Facebook messages, email and IM chats alongside other non-Facebook messaging services but this could increase the risk of user privacy, according to Graham Cluley, a senior technology consultant at Sophos.
Australian Privacy Commissioner Karen Curtis has issued a muted statement in reaction to a proposal by the Federal Attorney-General's Department that could see Australians' email and telephone records tracked by internet service providers.
A French group of security researchers has obtained the email addresses of 114,000 iPad users, who signed up for AT&T's 3G wireless service, relying on a flaw in AT&T's site which allowed them to automate the process. What are the security and privacy ramifications of this leak, if any?
Facebook privacy, approval of Google-AdMob deal, SAP's SaaS and end of a TV commercial ad era. Get the rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.
A major blow to Google; the University of California has ditched its pilot of its outsourced email service citing 'privacy issues' to its 30,000 student and staff users.
Facebook privacy problems, another round of Apple-Adobe, details and reviews of the new Microsoft Kin phones and net neutrality news expected out of the FCC. Get the day’s rolling posts via Twitter, RSS, or email.
Google is reworking its privacy settings again for the oft-maligned Buzz social media/email aggregation tool. Primarily, the company is asking Buzz users to review their settings, who they're following, who is following them, and who sees public versus private Buzz posts.
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