Digital privacy isn't a privilege or a policy. It's a fundamental human right, says Rajesh Vellakkat, partner in the law firm of Fox Mandal & Associates. What are today's top legal challenges to privacy?
A Google-like search engine known as ICReach has enabled government agencies to share more than 850 billion records from phone calls, e-mails and Internet chat sessions, according to a report that cites leaked documents from Edward Snowden.
White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel is under fire for perceived 'bragging' about his lack of technical expertise. But was Daniel, in fact, bragging? And is he off base in saying his job doesn't require deep technical experience?
Apple's forthcoming iOS 8 includes a number of useful new security and privacy features, says Symantec threat researcher Candid Wueest. But there are missing features he'd still like to see implemented.
A U.S. federal court judge has upheld a warrant requiring Microsoft to give the Justice Department copies of e-mails being stored at a data center in Dublin. But Microsoft plans to appeal the ruling on privacy grounds.
A controversial U.K. "emergency" surveillance bill has become law, just seven days after being introduced to Parliament. But a privacy rights group has already promised to challenge the new law in court.