Privacy

As technology and the world around us changes, so does our privacy. More people have access to more information than ever—what’s viewed as public knowledge and what’s protected? Learn more in our Privacy articles section.

Recent Stories

Since the advent of the smart phone, more and more people have come to rely on the many services it can provide. But with the recent revelation that unencrypted data can expose to almost anyone where you are and where you’ve been, at what point do privacy concerns trump convenience? more...

If you haven’t already tried it, Google Street View is a great way to see a street-level panoramic view of a neighborhood—just about anywhere in the world. Just about anywhere, because Google has been hitting some snags along the way, mostly about privacy. more...

An appellate court has given Google Street View the green light to to post images of private homes online. The case arose from a complaint by Aaron and Christine Boring, who claimed a violation of their privacy after images of their home and pool appeared on the Internet. The photos were taken, the Borings said, by a Google driver who entered their private driveway to take pictures. more...

Paris Hilton made headlines when a steamy sex video of her and former boyfriend Rick Salomon made the rounds of the digital community. Can the subjects of these scandalous home videos stop their release? The answer is the same as that to any legal question - it depends. more...