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  • Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is calling recent hacking concerns a national security threat. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • The House Intelligence Committee issued a warning today that American companies should avoid doing any business with China's two leading technology firms: Huawei Technologies and ZTE. Retired General and NBC Military analyst Barry McCaffrey, provides perspective.

  • The Threat From Chinese Telecom     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:02 PM ET

    The Congressional House Intelligence Committee is saying some Chinese telecom companies pose a security threat to America. Donald Straszheim, ISI Group head of China research, provides perspective.

  • Chairs: Squawk Takes a Stand on Privacy     Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 6:52 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in with their perspective on the FTC settling with a website that gets users cheap ticket prices but collects personal information on consumers.

  • Illegal Trade in Online Data Soars Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 2:03 PM ET
    Internet Security

    Nearly 20 million items of personal data were traded illegally over the internet in the first half of this year, as more people went online.

  • Do You Share Too Much on Facebook?     Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 8:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin talks with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg about privacy concerns on the social network's website.

  • Privacy Concerns for Twitter?     Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Twitter is facing prosecutors who asked the social media site for information about an Occupy Wall Street protestor's deleted tweets. Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law Offices, and Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider, discuss the issues surrounding who owns an individual's tweets.

  • For the first time ever, Twitter has issued a transparency report card that sheds light on how often it's been asked by government officials to delete tweets and hand over user information -- and how frequently the social media site has complied.

  • ‘Big Brother’? No, It’s Parents Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 12:34 PM ET

    Parents can now use an array of tools to keep up with the digital lives of their children, raising new quandaries. Is surveillance the best way to protect children? Or should parents trust them to share if they are scared or bewildered by something online?

  • Facebook

    It is reported that Germanys largest credit agency, SCHUFA, plans to scrape data from social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to determine an individual's risk to lenders and ability to pay bills.

  • Facebook to Increase IPO Deal Size by 25%: Source Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 8:23 PM ET
    Facebook

    Facebook plans to increase the size of its IPO by 85 million shares, says someone familiar with the matter, a move that could value the offering at as much as $18.5 billion.

  • Facebook

    Facebook is staring down some unnerving obstacles when it comes to key areas of monetization and growth: public distrust and display advertising apathy.

  • Facebook: Privacy vs. Profits     Monday, 14 May 2012 | 3:19 PM ET

    Some Facebook users are concerned the company will need to find new ways to monetize people's personal data to squeeze out profits. Scott Kessler, S&P Capital IQ and Shawn Carolan, Menlo Ventures, offer insight.

  • Google

    Google’s harvesting of e-mails, passwords and other sensitive personal information from unsuspecting households in the United States and around the world was neither a mistake nor the work of a rogue engineer, as the company long maintained, but a program that supervisors knew about, according to new details from the full text of a regulatory report. NYT reports.

  • Facebook Apps Rated on Privacy Protection Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:43 PM ET
    Facebook

    A new service that grades how each of Facebook's top third-party apps respects consumers' privacy was released late Sunday by research firm PrivacyChoice.

  • Maryland Passes Facebook Password Protection Bill Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 10:33 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Maryland is poised to become the first state to ban employers from demanding applicants or workers hand over their log-in information for social media sites like Facebook.

  • Highlight App May Tell Others Too Much About You Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 12:50 PM ET
    Highlight App

    We used to leave it to fate. You'd bump into a stranger somewhere, start up a conversation, and only then discover shared interests in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Asian cuisine, thermonuclear physics. As you talked more, you discovered you knew some of the same people. Before long you were doing business together or maybe even kindling a romance.

  • Jobseekers Get Asked for Facebook Passwords Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 7:39 AM ET
    Facebook Timeline

    Questions have been raised about the legality of the practice, which is also the focus of proposed legislation in Illinois and Maryland that would forbid public agencies from asking for access to social networks.

  • Chapter 4: Friends Indeed Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:33 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Always connected and always online: welcome to the social supercloud. The Facebook era of social networking is changing the notion of friendship and collaboration in several ways.

  • Facebook

    Privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter may not be enough to keep employers or universities from viewing your private posts.