This List Reveals the Heartbleed-Affected Passwords to Change Now

By now you've probably heard about the massive Heartbleed security bug that may have compromised the majority of the world's web sites. Everyone should change their passwords on the affected sites—but only after those sites have patched the issue. Mashable is maintaining and updating a list of the most popular sites… » 4/10/14 6:41pm 4/10/14 6:41pm

Japan's "Privacy Visor" Offers Internet Privacy and Incessant Giggles

When you step outside, anyone can snap your photo. And said photo could spread all over cyberspace—Twitter, Facebook, you name it. Heck, it could even end up here! Maybe you don't want that. Maybe you want privacy. Maybe you don't mind looking silly. » 11/12/13 7:30am 11/12/13 7:30am

China installed more than 60 security cameras on one street light

Paranoid much, China? Cause it sure as hell looks like it when you have more than sixty security cameras strapped onto a single street light. This photograph, taken at an intersection in Shanghai by NetEase, hilariously captures the personal privacy be damned, big brother monster attitude that everyone imagines China… » 11/11/13 5:38am 11/11/13 5:38am

Privacy and player data on Xbox One have been big concerns ever since Microsoft revealed its next console. If Microsoft's latest changes regarding Kinect and privacy haven't quieted your worries, you can read through their privacy statement in full over here. Be sure to click on the learn more links to expand each… » 11/01/13 9:00am 11/01/13 9:00am

Facebook Reveals Government Spying Numbers [UPDATE: Microsoft, Too]

It's not enough, but it's sure a start: with post-PRISM privacy backlash still flaring, Facebook pressed the US government to allow some limited disclosure of gag order demands. This is our first glimpse at how much of our data is handed over. » 6/17/13 10:05am 6/17/13 10:05am

The NSA Mines an Insane Amount of Data From Every Tech Service You Use

Wow. Nothing is sacred. The Washington Post has discovered that the NSA and FBI have teamed up to tap into the servers of nine US tech companies—Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, you name it—and have extracted e-mails, photographs, audio, video, documents and connection logs. They basically have free reign to take… » 6/06/13 9:10pm 6/06/13 9:10pm

Xbox One Kinect Privacy Concerns? Turn It Off. Pause It While Gaming.

Responding to worries that an always-on Kinect sensor recording camera and audio information would be a threat to user privacy, Microsoft offers a simple solution: the ability to turn the Kinect off, which they'd told us about. Better: pause it while gaming. » 6/06/13 6:35pm 6/06/13 6:35pm

iSpy Conspiracy: Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking Everywhere You've…

This is a map of everywhere I've been for nearly the last year. Everywhere. I didn't carry around a special tracking device. The FBI isn't sending goons in unmarked vans to track me. All I did was use an iPhone. And if you have an iPhone, you're being tracked right now, too, whether you like it or not. » 4/20/11 11:20am 4/20/11 11:20am

People Complaining About Blizzard's "Real ID" Have Their Email Addresses…

Sometimes irony can be delicious. In this case, it's a little bit tragic, with the ESRB publicly releasing the email addresses of people who had written to the board to protest...the revelation of private information. » 7/13/10 12:00am 7/13/10 12:00am