Information doctors find out about you online may affect your treatment. But not all of it is accurate or relevant.
When we think about Google and health, we usually think about patients searching online for health information. But you may be surprised to hear that doctors Google you.
Tor’s improvements can help users stay private and anonymous online.
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The Tor Project is upgrading its protections for internet users' privacy and anonymity. A scholar and volunteer member of the nonprofit effort explains what's changing and why.
Governments and campaigners are keeping schtum when it comes to webcamming. It's time to break the silence.
Is a Great British Firewall what UK plc perhaps needs? Or is it asking for trouble?
Having a nationwide firewall means trusting the same people who spy on communications.
Jeremy Corbyn and Richard Barbrook, the ‘cybercommunist’ advising on many of the manifesto’s ideas.
If there are forward-thinking minds within Labour that could bring fresh thinking to internet issues, they didn't get the call.
The ABS promises it has the best of intentions, but many don’t trust it.
The backlash against the Census suggests the Australian Bureau of Statistics didn't do enough to convince Australians it needed to collect their private information or that it'd be kept safe.
What if someone made your house a site for Pokémon battles?
A simple kite mark could let you know that you aren't signing away your rights when you download a new app.
How hard is it to find what people would prefer was forgotten?
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How hard is it to find out what information has been removed from search engine results? What about identifying who asked for it to be removed?
Who will get their hands on your personal data?
Will the Lords give the Investigatory Powers Bill the scrutiny it deserves?
Where am I?
Twitter users caught up in any emergency situation are usually quick to share their experience with followers. That information can be useful to authorities.
Your data is as important as who gets to see it.
There are advantages, too.
It’s not the first time attempts have been made to block WhatsApp in Brazil.
It's a battle of online privacy versus a crackdown on crime, but is a total ban on the popular app, WhatsApp, the right way to go?
Internet connected devices like webcams are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Internet of Things.
Millions of new devices are going online as the Internet of Things expands. But many have security or privacy holes. Here's what to look for to keep yourself safe online.
Phones out, but today’s students are less likely to have Facebook or Twitter open.
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Young people are starting to skip the very public postings of some of social media's original platforms. Why? And where will that leave the companies that rely on our willingness to divulge everything?
Free, but at what cost?
New York City is developing a 'free' public Wi-Fi network to be deployed throughout the city, but the poorly appreciated price is our privacy.
There is a way to ensure online advertising, the free web, and privacy can all coexist together.
Banning encryption won't help, and probably isn't possible anyway.
A digital age of consent could ensure internet users know what they're getting into. But where to draw the line is tricky.
Communicating by Vuvuzela, for when anonymity could be a matter of life and death.
With attacks against Tor increasing, prototype anonymising software Vuvuzela takes a different approach.