December 19th, 2013
09:39 PM ET

Fmr. Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales speaks out on NSA recommendations

House Republicans are demanding an immediate investigation of the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, for lying to Congress in this exchange.:

Sen. Ron Wyden asked Clapper whether the National Security Agency (NSA) collected "any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?"

Clapper answered, "No, sir."

Wyden: "It does not?"

Clapper: "Not wittingly. There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect, but not wittingly."

OutFront: Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, he fought to defend NSA surveillance tactics during the Bush administration.

Filed under: News • NSA • Politics • Privacy
December 27th, 2012
07:41 PM ET

Zuckerberg's sister in Facebook photo-sharing flap

Our third story OutFront – oh, the irony.

If you're one of the billion people with a Facebook page, at some point you've probably been confused by the various, ever-changing privacy settings on the site.

But if your last name is Zuckerberg, one would think you'd have it down pat. And when Randi Zuckerberg, founder Mark Zuckerberg's sister and a former executive at the company, posted a picture on her own page, she probably assumed that only her close friends could and would see it.

The photo, a shot of her family reacting to a new Facebook app called "Poke," wound up going very public. It's more than just irony - the flap is now raising questions about Facebook privacy. CNN's Joshua Levs is OutFront with the details.

Filed under: News • Privacy • Tech
August 22nd, 2012
07:39 PM ET

Little-known company in little-known industry is storing, selling your personal information

It's no secret that the FBI, IRS, and even websites like Google and Facebook know a lot about you.

But what they know pales in comparison to the information being collected by a little-known company in Little Rock, Arkansas – the Acxiom Corporation.

Here's Ed Lavandera with the story.

Filed under: Privacy • Tech