Personal Data

(Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Report: Spy Agencies Have Eye On Angry Birds, Other Phone Apps For Personal Data

The latest revelations from NSA leaker Edward Snowden show that government spies have an eye on smartphone and tablet apps.

01/27/2014

(Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Website Helps You Profit Off Your Personal Information

Those seemingly ‘free’ services, like email and social networking, are funded (and then some) by information like your birthdate, location, what you search for and buy, and insights to your online behavior.

08/02/2013

(credit: CBS3)

FTC Investigates Data Brokers

Do you know what a data broker is? Chances are you don’t. But data brokers know a lot about you.

03/19/2013

(Cheyney University campus.  File photo)

Officials At Cheyney U. Warning Students About Personal Data Breach

Officials at Cheyney University are urging students to check their credit reports after an inadvertent release of their personal data, including Social Security numbers.

01/25/2013

(credit: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/GettyImages)

3 On Your Side: Protecting Personal Data

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice on what you can do to protect and prepare before a security breach even happens.

10/04/2012

file photo (Getty Images)

3 On Your Side: Hard To Wipe Smartphones Clean

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, when it comes time to ditch your old phone, the safeguards many of us take to protect our information just aren’t good enough.

07/26/2012

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 33,171 other followers