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Man Sues Over Google’s “Location History” Fiasco, Case Could Affect Millions

Google is facing new scrutiny in the wake of revelations that it stores users’ location data even when “Location History” is turned off. Last Friday, Google quietly edited its description of the practice on its own website—while continuing s...

Google and Mastercard Cut a Secret Ad Deal to Track Retail Sales

(Bloomberg) — For the past year, select Google advertisers have had access to a potent new tool to track whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a physical store in the U.S. That insight came thanks in part to a stockpile of Mastercard transac...

Travellers Refusing Digital Search Now Face $5000 Customs Fine

Travellers who refuse to hand over their phone or laptop passwords to Customs officials can now be s...

Domestic drone arrest database being built by defense lawyers group

More drone arrests are coming to the United States, and a prominent group of defense lawyers wants ...

Personal Data of 650,000 Tennessee Voters Sold on eBay

The personal information of 654,517 voters who voted in Shelby County, Tennessee, was found last mo...

Senators push bill requiring warrant for U.S. data under spy law

A bipartisan group of at least 10 U.S. senators plans to introduce on Tuesday legislation that would...

Supreme Court battle on Cell Phone records

In the hit podcast Serial, one crucial bit of evidence was the cellphone tower records that suggeste...

Iranian hackers used female ‘honey pot’ on social media to lure targets, finds new research

Hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have impersonated a young female photog...