What is the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)?

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is the federal law governing the collection of personal data from children aged 13 years or younger.

Snapchat Employees Spied on Users

According to a new report, multiple employees of Snapchat allegedly abused their access to user data several years ago.

How DNA Testing Companies Are Helping Solve Crimes

Some DNA testing companies cooperate with the FBI in genetic testing on crime scene evidence samples. Here's what this might mean for legal investigations.

Cybersecurity 101: Steps You Can Take To Better Protect Your Data

As data breaches become more common, it's important to know how to better protect your personal data from hackers. Here are some basic cybersecurity steps you can take.

Took a DNA Test? 4 Things You May Want to Do When You Get Your Results

Consumer DNA tests are one of the hottest trends right now, with 23andMe boxes lining Target’s end caps and Kelly Ripa promoting Ancestry.com. It’s a pretty amazing concept: Spit into a tube and get a wealth of information about your ancestral history and family lineage.

Holiday Gift Returns: How to Protect Your Identity

The holiday season is behind us and gift return season is ramping up. You may have already been concerned about identity theft while doing your holiday shopping, but you might want to hold onto that caution if you’re returning unwanted gifts.

Voter Registration Data: What's In The Public Record?

Election Day is just around the corner, and everywhere you turn, various organizations, committees, and individuals are urging Americans to register to vote. When you register with your local district as a voter, that information becomes part of the public record.

How Much Does Facebook Really Know About You?

You (and most people you know) are likely among the 2.19 billion worldwide individuals who use Facebook. But do you ever wonder just how much information you’re handing over to the social networking giant, simply by having an active profile?

How To Protect Your Facebook Data (Without Deleting Your Account)

By now, nearly everyone with a Facebook account is aware of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which involved the unauthorized use account data from more than 50 million people.

Now On Sale: Your WhatsApp Data

The creators of WhatsApp once stated in a 2012 blog post: “Advertising isn’t just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought.