From tech and Internet surveillance to sensors to social networking, privacy rules are being rewritten.
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The Dutch parliament has voted in favour of legislation that will allow drone surveillance where public safety is at risk.
The first steps of adding extra encryption through Yahoo's services has been completed, with the company encrypting its search results and links between its datacentres.
Target still faces a slew of other lawsuits stemming from the massive cyber security attack incurred last year, but a new turn of events could affect all of them.
The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has proposed that, within reason, "internet intermediaries" should not be held responsible for any privacy invasions conducted over their services.
Australia's shadow foreign minister wants to give our spooks more tools for fighting domestic terrorism, but she's only re-bleating their discredited clichés.
ZDNetGovWeek: Obama proposes a sort-of end to NSA phone records, AWS gets DoD deal, and Jimmy Carter vs. NSA
It's an odd week when government tech news mentions both President Obama and ripped-from-the-seventies President Carter. But that's life in these United States. We also have a wide range of less silly government news from around the world, all worth reading. So dig in.
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.
As tech companies line up against the Australian government's anti-bullying eSafety commissioner proposal, even supporters of the proposal have said the government shouldn't rush to legislate to remove 'harmful' content from social media.
Google's legal director stressed that the Internet giant's ninth Transparency Report hones in on requests related to criminal investigations during the second half of 2013.
When you automate a system designed around messy human beings, the resulting efficiency can make everyone unhappy
A French consumer group is taking action over the three companies' refusal to alter their terms and conditions on privacy - including sending French users to documents in English.
Key provisions around net neutrality, right to privacy and freedom of expression online are part of the country's first "Internet Constitution"
Microsoft gets the all clear to continue its attack on Google's privacy credentials in the UK.
ThreatData essentially pools data related to malware, phishing, and other online risks across the Internet for both real-time and long-term analysis.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: “If Marco Civil is passed, this would be the best possible birthday gift for Brazilian and global Web users."