We don't expect our own government to hack our email – but it's happening, in secret, and if current court cases go badly, we may never know how often.
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.
Data-privacy advocates may have won the care.data battle, but it looks like they're about to lose the war.
There are advantages, too.
A new agreement between the European Union and the U.S. would provide more protection of Europeans' data against American mass surveillance than was required before.
How should we address growing concerns about information security without denying society the benefits big data can bring?
Apple's refusal to back down in its fight with the FBI is a sharp reversal from just a few years ago when it was the government urging tech companies to do more to protect consumer privacy.
Why the rush to replace the Safe Harbour datasharing agreement with something just as leaky? It smacks of placing transatlantic trade over European privacy.
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.
Schools are collecting more and more data on children. They must make sure they comply with the law.
Legislation proposed in both the US and the UK suggest an aggressive path toward entrenching surveillance powers at the cost of citizens’ privacy.
By simulating cities from the "bottom-up", scientists can help us plan for the future.
You often hear it said that 'privacy is dead'. Our cybersecurity expert explains why that's not true, yet.
If the Ashley Madison hack was an inside job, then it shows that even strong protection against outside attacks isn't necessarily enough to prevent a leak of private data.
Firms want your data, but if they offer to pay it's likely they stand to gain more than you do.
Analyzing big data sets holds the promise of big insights. But the axiom "garbage in, garbage out" is particularly apt, since conclusions can be only as good as the raw data itself.
When hackers take down companies in response to their actions, security chiefs need to know what the CEO is saying in public.
Declared 'unachievable' by a treasury watchdog, the zombie care.data scheme is back and still full of holes.
David Anderson's report on surveillance isn't a charter for online privacy but it could create problems for a government set on capturing all our data.