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Proposed legislation would establish a national standard for how companies respond to data breaches, with advocates on both sides of the issue supportive of the concept.
When a company contacts you about a potential loss of your personal data to hackers, you may be left wondering what information was stolen and the potential consequences.
The U.S. Senate is set to vote Monday on a tax bill that would levy new fees on people who download digital products including movies, music, apps, and even WordPress themes.
From will templates to postmortem e-mails, free and low-cost Web services help you put your affairs in order, send messages from the afterlife (sort of), and ensure your online accounts are properly laid to rest.
West Virginia lawmakers are already pouncing on the existence of Google Glass and introducing a bill that would prohibit drivers from making a spectacle of themselves.
A recently fixed vulnerability at the U.S. General Services Administration highlights the dangers of using your Social Security Number for identification. Federal and state laws restrict use of SSNs by public and private organizations.
In his first term, President Obama started to make good on his pledge to improve government transparency. But a truly open government depends on citizens actively ensuring that all public agencies share information and respond to feedback.
Join us for a debate moderated by CNET's Declan McCullagh at the National Press Club tomorrow. The topic for debate is timely: Consumer privacy can be adequately protected without new legislation.
Supreme Court's ruling against warrantless GPS tracking is likely to enhance Americans' privacy rights in other hot-button disputes, including warrantless cell phone tracking.
Don't wait until a collection agency is dunning you for payment of an account a crook opened using your stolen identity. To reduce the risk, monitor all your financial accounts for unauthorized purchases or transfers.