Stories tagged: privacy
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 5:36 p.m.
The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency’s website after getting complaints from people who had trouble accessing their accounts.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
Privacy officials in Canada and Australia have found that cheating website Ashley Madison had inadequate security safeguards and policies despite marketing itself as a discreet and secure service
Fri., July 8, 2016, 3:03 p.m.
The Internal Revenue Service is urging tax preparers to protect against the theft of their clients’ data.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
The Lewiston Police Department will no longer allow its officers to speak to reporters over the weekend under a newly implemented policy.
Mon., June 13, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
The Justice Department is suing the city of Seattle to block the release of information that it says could jeopardize ongoing FBI investigations.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Authorities charged a man after he tried to use a camera to record a child inside a bathroom at Wrigley Field Saturday afternoon, police said.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
Georgia’s top education official says state school districts don’t have to comply with the Obama administration’s recent guidance that transgender students at public schools be allowed to use bathrooms and …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
The Obama administration made clear Thursday it won’t withhold money for North Carolina while a legal fight plays out over the state’s law on bathroom use by transgender people.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
A couple who lives in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood was making breakfast when they heard a loud crash and the sound of breaking glass. A drone had just smashed into …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
An environmental effort in Seattle to stop residents from tossing food scraps and other compost into the trash was ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday by a judge who said trash collectors …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is listed on their birth certificate will be punished under an ordinance officials passed …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
FBI Director James Comey says the FBI is still studying the software vulnerability that allowed the agency, with third party help, to access a locked iPhone used by one of …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday in announcing a set of measures …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
A day of rallies at North Carolina’s statehouse began Monday with the delivery of petitions signed by 180,000 people seeking the repeal of a law that curtails protections for LGBT …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Microsoft is suing the U.S. government over a federal law that allows authorities to examine customer emails or online files without the individual’s knowledge.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Personal information of some current and former Olympia School District employees has been stolen by someone posing as the district’s superintendent.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 7:35 p.m.
South Carolina would ban transgender people from using public bathrooms, showers or changing rooms of their choice under a bill introduced in the state Senate on Wednesday.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
A New York news website has filed motions in a Florida court seeking a new trial in the Hulk Hogan invasion of privacy case.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
Senate investigators indicated Monday they’ve received few answers from the Obama administration after a laptop and portable hard drives – likely containing names and Social Security numbers of millions – …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Hackers have posted a database online that allegedly contains the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens in what is one of the largest public leaks of this scale.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
The FBI has agreed to help an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a couple.
Sat., March 26, 2016, 8 p.m.
Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for their customers.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
A proposed British law that gives police and spies unprecedented powers to look at the Internet browsing records of everyone in the country will be governed by “the strongest safeguards” …
Fri., March 11, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Seattle’s mayor has signed an executive order aimed at making public spaces safer for transgender and gender-diverse people.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
A major phishing scheme has tricked several major companies – among them, the messaging service Snapchat and disk-drive maker Seagate Technology – into relinquishing tax documents that exposed their workers’ …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
The Legislature has passed a bill that seeks to keep police body-camera videos available to the public while limiting broad requests for the footage.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
The $55 million jury verdict over nude videos of sportscaster Erin Andrews taken through a hotel peephole will likely reverberate a long time for hotels and their guests, whether she …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
France’s lower house of Parliament has approved a measure aiming to give prison sentences to technology company executives who refuse to give data to investigators in terrorism-related cases.