A new bill in California is trying to tighten the reins on how the state collects newborn blood. Privacy advocates worry about government control of millions of citizens’ DNA, but scientists say the bill will put babies in danger.
The company claims that the NSA is flouting the Fourth and First Amendments through its surveillance of mass amounts of American Internet traffic.
The legislation would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission to fine companies that do not adhere to the policies, BuzzFeed News reports exclusively.
The nation’s second-largest health insurer reported Wednesday that hackers broke into a database and stole the personal information of people, including Social Security numbers and addresses.
The website, which serves as an online market exchange for health coverage, was sharing some details about its users with third party data firms. But an Associated Press analysis on Friday found that the site had new restrictions on the data it was sharing.
On Monday President Obama outlined a proposal for stricter laws on how companies should respond to hacking. At the same time, hackers gained access to two high-profile U.S. government social media accounts.
Lyft responds to a request from Sen. Al Franken for more information on its privacy practices. Uber responded to a similar request last month.
In a blog post, CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick says the growth of the company doesn’t come without “growing pains.”
The new feature will be available to everyone in the next few weeks.
A BuzzFeed News report prompted Uber to investigate Josh Mohrer for accessing this reporter’s account without express permission.
In the wake of a BuzzFeed News story, the transit company is looking into the official’s tracking of a journalist’s location.
The university conducted a study last spring on classroom attendance and publicized its findings to faculty Tuesday evening.
Citing a case revealed by BuzzFeed News, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said it’s “appalling” that a Drug Enforcement Administration agent created a fake Facebook page using a real woman’s name and photos — without her knowledge.
After BuzzFeed News revealed that the Drug Enforcement Administration had created a phony Facebook page using a real woman’s name — without her knowledge — the company has told the agency it committed a “serious breach” of Facebook’s terms of service.
A DEA agent commandeered a woman’s identity, created a phony Facebook account in her name, and posted racy photos he found on her seized cell phone. The government said he had the right to do that. Update: Facebook has removed the page and the Justice Department says it is reviewing the incident.
The government would need to pass legislation before it could pass on personal data from one department to another.
A gynecologist secretly used a tiny camera to take photos of patients, leading one of the top medical centers to pay $190 million to 8,000 women and girls.
The megastar is reportedly unhappy about the resurfacing of a video from 1999 allegedly filmed by her then-drug dealer.
The passport, visa and birth certificate of a 17-year-old teenager from London were delivered to a man from the West Midlands.
In a surprise move Thursday night, the House voted to limit spying on U.S. citizens and prohibit requiring “backdoor” access for products and services.
Courts struck down a directive that required companies to monitor your phone calls and texts two months ago. But the U.K. insists companies must continue to monitor you.
A Connecticut woman is facing third-degree assault charges after she was caught on video calling a teen a “pervert” and attacking him for using a drone at a beach.
The Federal Trade Commission said Snapchat misled its users in its marketing materials.
Gap is piloting an in-store tracking app of sorts next month and increasingly tailoring its web presence for individuals. It’s facing new mall competitors as well as Amazon, the master of online personalization.
Sorry, but your secrets aren’t quite as safe as you think.
When in doubt, order pizza.
Users can now select up to ten gender definitions, thanks to a feature spearheaded by Facebook’s Diversity Group.
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Zuckerberg allegedly dropped $30 million to buy up houses around his home, a source told the San Jose Mercury News Meanwhile, Facebook users will lose the option to remain unsearchable on the social network.