A woman who didn’t wear a mask in a Starbucks claims that a photo of her posted online without her permission violated her privacy. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>

Can you post pictures of someone on social media without their consent?

Right to privacy comes up against First Amendment concerns in Starbucks case


Apple CEO Tim Cook has refused to comply with FBI demands to provide a "backdoor" into the company's technology for fear of how the access could be used in the future. (Richard Drew/2015 AP)

Taking a byte out of the FBI

This week’s question comes from Angie W. in San Francisco, who asks:…


In this Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, State Sen. Anthony Canella, R-Ceres, uses his smartphone at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP 2014)

New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data

NEW YORK — California now requires police to get a court order…


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Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach

Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in…

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No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes…

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European court: Google must yield on personal info

In a landmark ruling that could rock the Internet search-engine industry, Europe's…

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FTC looking into proposed Facebook changes

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into a set of policy changes…

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Schwarzenegger approves bill to protect privacy of FasTrak customers

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Thursday signed a bill that aims to protect the…