WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The White House released draft legislation on Friday that would give consumers more control over how the trail of data they leave behind them on the internet is used, stored and sold. President Barack Obama has made cybersecurity a major focus in the wake of high-profile hacks at companies such as Sony Pictures Anthem Inc and Target Corp..» Read More
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 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.
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.
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.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin talks with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg about privacy concerns on the social network's website.
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.
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?
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 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 is staring down some unnerving obstacles when it comes to key areas of monetization and growth: public distrust and display advertising apathy.
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’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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Privacy settings on Facebook and Twitter may not be enough to keep employers or universities from viewing your private posts.
The private photos on your phone may not be as private as you think.