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U.S. lawmakers call for privacy investigation into FaceApp

Poland's digital affairs ministry and cyber authorities in Lithuania are also looking into concerns over inadequate protections of privacy, AFP reports....

U.S. lawmakers call for privacy investigation into FaceApp

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14:30 2019-07-03

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20:45 2019-09-03

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23:45 2019-06-04

EU Nears Decisions in Facebook Privacy Cases The EU could begin to hit Facebook with decisions under the bloc’s new privacy law by the end of the year, raising the specter of billions of euros i...
08:15 2019-08-13

Facebook simplifies its Group privacy settings Facebook wants to make it easier to understand its Group privacy settings. It's doing away with public, closed or secret settings. Instead, Grou...
20:15 2019-08-14

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16:45 2019-09-13

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16:15 2019-10-01

Chinese deepfake app Zao sparks privacy row after going viral Critics say face-swap app could spread misinformation on a massive scaleA Chinese app that lets users convincingly swap their faces with film or TV c...
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Apple focuses on speed, privacy with new software Apple announced upcoming changes to its phone, watch and computer software that highlight its increasing emphasis on digital services, speed and pers...
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12:45 2019-09-04

Facebook pivots privacy failings into pop-up cafes Facebook is fighting back against the perception that it doesn't care about protecting user data, confirming that it will open a number of pop-u...
21:15 2019-08-16

Turkey fines Facebook $282,000 over privacy breach Turkish authorities have fined Facebook Inc 1.6 million lira ($282,000) for violation of data protection laws which affected nearly 300,000 people, t...
10:15 2019-10-03

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04:45 2019-07-06

Facebook Unveils Cryptocurrency Despite Privacy Concerns As it continues to explore new business models that may work in a world focused on privacy rather than broadly sharing data online, Facebook on Tuesd...
23:15 2019-06-18

Twitter simplifies its rules on safety, privacy and more In an effort to make it easier to understand the rules of its platform, Twitter announced today that it is simplifying the language around its polici...
19:45 2019-06-06

5 data privacy startups cashing in on GDPR Companies are capitalizing on the growing global demand for data privacy tools -- to meet both regulatory compliance and consumer expectations.Read M...
13:30 2019-07-23

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14:30 2019-07-18

US fines Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations The US Federal Trade Commission has said it would also place new oversight and restrictions on Facebook. It is the largest fine that the FTC has ever...
02:15 2019-07-25

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22:01 2019-07-24

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07:15 2019-07-22

FTC reportedly investigating YouTube over children's privacy YouTube may have a particularly strong incentive to change how it handles kids' videos -- it appears to be under government scrutiny for its beh...
03:30 2019-06-20

Amazon's Favorite New Word Is 'Privacy,' But Does It Even Know the Meaning? Few companies have done more than Amazon to dilute the meaning of the word “privacy.” A little more than a decade ago, “privacy” was a word used by p...
03:30 2019-09-26

New Firefox Competes With Chrome on Speed And Privacy Mozilla launched a new version of Firefox on Tuesday spotlighting its speed and privacy features as the San Francisco-based open source upstarts cont...
01:00 2019-05-22

Priyanka Chopra on privacy: 'a professional hazard' Ahead of her wedding anniversary in December, Priyanka Chopra Jones explains how she balances her public and private life. (Oct. 9)    ...
16:30 2019-10-09

Facebook Privacy Settlement Delayed by FTC Split A long-awaited multibillion-dollar settlement between Facebook and federal regulators over privacy missteps has been bogged down by a split between R...
03:15 2019-05-25

Canopy provides a blueprint for privacy-focused content recommendations Built by former Spotify alums, Canopy is setting out to create a personalization engine that recommends content without invading your privacy.Read Mo...
07:15 2019-09-19

New Chinese 'deepfake' face app backpedals after privacy backlash A new Chinese app that lets people swap faces with celebrities is updating its policies after a backlash from users concerned about their privacy and...
22:15 2019-09-03

Zuckerberg promises 'completely new standard' for privacy following FTC fine Facebook on Wednesday responded to the Federal Trade Commission's announcement that it will fine the company $5 billion for mishandling users�...
16:45 2019-07-24

App attempts a rare trick in China: online privacy In a country where privacy protections are considered weak and anything-goes data collection has become the norm, Chinese tech entrepreneur Yang Geng...
11:15 2019-09-06

Pre-saving music online can cost you privacy, report says Fans eager to hear new albums first are warned they give labels extensive access to their data“Pre-saving” albums and singles is an increasingly comm...
05:15 2019-06-29

Popular face-swapping app Zao sparks another privacy outcry Yet another AI-powered face-swapping app has gone viral, and it's introducing the usual privacy concerns in record time. The iOS app Zao quickl...
22:15 2019-09-02

Facebook has unfairly become the 'boogeyman on privacy,' says ex-general counsel Facebook's first general counsel, Chris Kelly, says it'll be hard to prove an antitrust case against Big Tech companies like Facebook or Go...
10:45 2019-06-11

| Privacy watchdogs warn Facebook over Libra currency Global privacy regulators have joined forces to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users' financial data when it launches its pla...
01:00 2019-08-07

Senators question whether Facebook is doing enough to protect kids’ privacy Senators are questioning Facebook again. This time their concerns are related to a design flaw that let thousands of kids join group chats with unaut...
03:00 2019-08-07

Facebook agrees to pay $5bn in vast privacy settlement, insiders say FTC to claim company misled users about handling of their phone numbers as part of settlementThe Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce on ...
02:15 2019-07-24

App That Makes You a Movie Star 'Will Throw Your Privacy to the Crematorium' A Chinese-made app that lets users morph themselves almost seamlessly into scenes from iconic movies and TV shows using a single selfie is fanning fe...
05:15 2019-09-04

WhatsApp Unveils Privacy Education Partnership in India WhatsApp has announced a partnership with the Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) in New Delhi to bring a series of privacy design workshops to its...
14:00 2019-07-24

Irish regulator opens third privacy probe into Apple Apple's main regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), has opened a third privacy investigation into the iPhone...
17:45 2019-07-02

Facebook to pay record $5 billion fine over privacy violations Facebook will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restruct...
15:45 2019-07-24

Google To Pay Out $150-200 Million Over YouTube Privacy Claims: Reports Google will pay $150-200 million to settle allegations YouTube violated a children's privacy law while gathering data to better target its adverts, U...
17:15 2019-08-31

Apple's new iPhone ads cover encryption, the environment and privacy Apple released three new ads for the iPhone today, including one that is exceptionally timely. With a new report indicating that the Trump administra...
00:15 2019-07-02

Opinion: Merkel entitled to privacy over health concerns How much should the German public know about any of Chancellor Angela Merkel's potential illnesses? She, too, has a right to her privacy — the same a...
20:45 2019-07-13

Amazon's Alexa comes under scrutiny of Luxembourg privacy watchdog Luxembourg's privacy regulator has asked Amazon for information regarding its Alexa voice assistant, an indication of rising regulatory unease over ...
19:00 2019-08-08

Facebook privacy rules could help abusers, Zuckerberg warned Mark Zuckerberg has been warned that Facebook's new privacy proposals could help child abusers evade detection, with an estimated 12 million suspecte...
08:45 2019-10-04

Facebook suspends thousands of apps over privacy issues Removals are part of inquiry into how developers use data, which the company started after the Cambridge Analytica scandal Facebook has suspended ten...
08:45 2019-09-21

California Today: The Fight Over a Landmark Digital Privacy Law Wednesday: A conversation with State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson. Also: California sues the Trump administration again; and a Randy’s Donuts expansio...
17:45 2019-05-22

EU grills Facebook over Libra's financial and privacy risks It's not just central banks interrogating Facebook over its Libra cryptocurrency as of late. The Financial Times has learned that the European ...
10:00 2019-10-07

Privacy Missteps Cast Cloud Over Digital Assistants A series of privacy missteps in recent months has raised fresh concerns over the future of voice-controlled digital assistants, a growing market seen...
17:00 2019-08-03

Privacy campaigners warn of UK facial recognition 'epidemic' Investigation uncovers widespread use in museums and shopping centres Privacy campaigners have warned of an “epidemic” of facial recognition use in s...
16:15 2019-08-16

$30,000 For Tamil Nadu Man Who Spots Major Privacy Bug In Instagram Chennai-based security researcher Laxman Muthiyah has won $30,000 as a part of a bug bounty programme after he spotted a flaw in Facebook-owned photo...
22:45 2019-07-18

Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is “under no illusions” that protecting our digit...
20:45 2019-05-22

| Facebook poised to fight disclosure of US privacy assessments Facebook will seek to block disclosures from years’ worth of privacy reports it submitted to the US Federal Trade Commission, according to filings in...
15:30 2019-05-21

Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google Google's main regulator in the European Union, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, opened its first investigation into the U.S. internet giant on...
21:45 2019-05-22

Apple's Webkit to launch new privacy feature for ad tracking Apple Inc said on Wednesday its browser engine Webkit will launch a new technology to track advertising clicks and whether they lead to a product pur...
21:45 2019-05-22

Yet to show its teeth, landmark EU privacy law already a global standard A landmark European privacy law is making waves worldwide a year after it came into force, fundamentally changing the way data are handled as Faceboo...
21:45 2019-05-22

First Transform 2019 AI showcase highlights practicality and privacy At the first of three showcases at VentureBeat’s Transform 2019 AI event, five companies took the stage to tell their stories and share their latest ...
23:30 2019-07-10

Arizona’s AG Mark Brnovich ready to take on Google over privacy By: Mike Gonzalez, KPNX PHOENIX — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and 47 other states AGs are launching a major investigation into Google. The...
23:45 2019-09-10

WWDC 2019: Apple debuts new privacy features in iOS 13 A new Sign in with Apple button lets users authenticate their identity for app logins using their Apple device rather than their social or personal a...
21:15 2019-06-03

Google is making its differential privacy tool available to all developers Google wants to make it easier for other companies to safeguard their user's privacy. In a blog post, the tech giant announced today that it is ...
02:15 2019-09-06

Cuomo signs law protecting privacy of sex crime victims Victims of human trafficking, stalking and sexual offenses gain additional protections under legislation signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Thursda...
20:30 2019-08-02

How Microsoft hopes to preserve privacy while gathering AR map data Researchers at Microsoft detail an attack vector for augmented reality map data, and a method that might help to preserve privacy in those same maps....
03:45 2019-06-14

Apple reveals new privacy and security features for iPhones Apple renewed its focus on privacy at its annual developer conference, as well introducing a period tracker for the Apple Watch and announcing new so...
17:15 2019-06-04

iOS 13: Apple launches faster iPhone software with more privacy Update opens apps twice as fast, includes Sign in with Apple to protect personal dataWWDC Apple developer conference keynote – live!Apple’s latest ne...
08:45 2019-06-04

The News App That's Testing a Promising Way to Build In Privacy From the Ground Up These days privacy online feels like an unattainable dream. Everything you do becomes data for companies, which sell that data to affiliates, which t...
12:45 2019-09-21

How cities can leverage citizen data while protecting privacy India is on a path with dual — and potentially conflicting — goals related to the use of citizen data. To improve the efficiency their municipal s...
06:30 2019-09-25

Apple touts privacy in web sign-on war with Facebook, Google Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stres...
06:00 2019-06-04

Alexa, does the Echo Dot Kids protect children’s privacy? A coalition of child protection and privacy groups has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate a kid-focu...
02:30 2019-05-22

California proposes new rules to enforce state privacy law California proposed regulations Thursday that would give consumers more control over how businesses collect and manage their personal information, in...
15:00 2019-10-11

U.S. online privacy rules unlikely this year, hurting big tech A U.S. online privacy bill is not likely to come before Congress this year, three sources said, as lawmakers disagree over issues like whether the bi...
15:15 2019-09-30

The Latest: Apple unveils privacy tools, iTunes changes SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple’s developers conference (all times local): 12:20 p.m. New privacy tools and changes to Apple’...
22:00 2019-06-03

Facebook’s COO Sandberg goes silent over Zuckerberg privacy concerns MENLO PARK, Calif. — Sheryl Sandberg isn’t worried about the elephant in the room. Facebook’s No. 2 exec made a show of meeting with journalists at t...
04:15 2019-06-13

Zuckerberg May Have Known Of Facebook's Suspect Privacy Practices: Report Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, ...
03:45 2019-06-13

With Mozilla introducing a premium Firefox, will privacy soon be an in-app purchase? Mozilla CEO Chris Beard recently announced that a premium version of Firefox is in the works, and expected to launch in October this year. The non-pr...
17:00 2019-06-17

Mozilla and Firefox could be about to change the VPN and privacy market forever News that Mozilla could release a suite of privacy focused tools and services to complement its popular Firefox browser sent tongues wagging across t...
17:00 2019-06-17

YouTube settles with FTC for $170M over violations of child privacy YouTube will pay a $170 million settlement after federal regulators found the tech giant illegally collected personal information from children witho...
12:15 2019-09-05

$5 Billion US Fine Set For Facebook On Privacy Probe: Report US regulators have approved a $5 billion penalty to be levied on Facebook to settle a probe into the social network's privacy and data protection lap...
02:00 2019-07-13

Tech We’re Using: Why Play a Music CD? ‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’ Streaming services have revolutionized the discovery of songs, but here’s why Ben Sisario, who covers the music industry, still likes to listen to co...
14:37 2019-05-21

YouTube to Pay Fine, Adjust Site Over Children's Privacy YouTube agreed to provide new protections for children on its platform and pay a $170 million fine, amid increased government debate over how to rein...
19:45 2019-09-04

Facebook faces $5 billion fine over privacy violations US regulators have reportedly voted to fine Facebook $5 billion for data breaches. The social network landed in hot water last year amid allegations ...
03:15 2019-07-13

51 companies tell Congress it's time to tackle data privacy The corporate world isn't waiting around for Congress to get started on tougher data privacy laws. A group of 51 CEOs from the Business Roundtab...
02:45 2019-09-11

Facebook agrees to pay FTC $5 billion fine for various privacy violations Due to a slew of privacy violations, Facebook finally reached a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that will see the social...
04:15 2019-07-13

Facebook Settlement Expected to Mandate Privacy Committee The social-media giant’s expected settlement with the Federal Trade Commission will create a board committee to help ensure senior-level scrutiny of ...
02:15 2019-07-23

Facebook to be fined close to $5B after privacy breaches: report The fine would be the largest the FTC has levied on a tech company. But it won't make much of a dent for Facebook, which had nearly US$56 billion in ...
08:30 2019-07-13

Google will pay $170M in settlement over children's privacy on YouTube Google agreed to a record-setting $170 million settlement with federal and state regulators over allegations YouTube, its subsidiary, illegally gathe...
17:15 2019-09-04

Google, YouTube to pay record fine over privacy protections Google and YouTube on Wednesday agreed to pay a record $170 million in a national settlement for violating the children's online protection. &#...
23:45 2019-09-04

YouTube to pay $170M fine after violating kids’ privacy law WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is fining Google’s video site YouTube $136 million to settle allegations it collected children&#...
20:45 2019-09-04

Telling Lies Is An Eerie Virtual Invasion of Privacy Telling Lies is an upcoming narrative-driven game that’s the successor to Her Story from creator Sam Barlow. Much like its predecessor, you’ll dig th...
22:15 2019-06-15

Facebook data privacy scandal: A cheat sheet Read about the saga of Facebook's failures in ensuring privacy for user data, including how it relates to Cambridge Analytica, the GDPR, the Brexit c...
14:45 2019-05-21

What Hong Kong's Protestors Can Teach Us About the Future of Privacy Something odd happened in Hong Kong last week. Protestors against a controversial proposed extradition bill were afraid to use their metro cards. Ins...
00:45 2019-06-22

Google facing privacy probe on use of HTTPS in Chrome Congressional antitrust investigators have raised concerns over Google's plans to use a new internet protocol which they believe could give the ...
22:45 2019-09-30

US FTC Said to Approve $5-Billion Facebook Fine Over Privacy Issues The US Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook this week over its investigation into the social media company...
10:30 2019-07-13

Facebook warns of costly privacy changes, discloses another U.S. probe Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that new data privacy rules and forthcoming privacy-focused product changes would slow its revenue growth and signifi...
01:15 2019-07-25

Data privacy regulators in GCC countries get more muscles to flex Authorities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are looking to tighten their data privacy laws and give more teeth to regulators after th...
12:45 2019-08-04

Google’s new privacy standards want to save us from creepy ad practices This might strike you at first blush as a bit ironic, coming from one of the most data-hungry tech giants out there. Nevertheless, Google has rolled ...
06:45 2019-08-23

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps over privacy concerns Facebook has said it has reviewed millions of apps and suspended tens of thousands out of privacy concerns. The ongoing probe was launched in respons...
11:15 2019-09-21

Two US senators raise privacy concerns over Facebook's Messenger Kids Democratic U.S. senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to Facebook questioning whether there was a "worrying pattern" of poor pri...
14:00 2019-08-07

Brexit, data privacy rules damaging markets, report says Brexit, tougher data privacy protection and a crackdown on foreign clearing houses risk fragmenting markets, bumping up costs and undermining efforts...
17:45 2019-06-04

London Lab Advances Use of A.I. in Health Care, but Raises Privacy Concerns DeepMind is at the forefront of bringing artificial intelligence to health care. That its parent company is Alphabet raises issues of patient privacy...
21:15 2019-07-31

Back-Country Greenwich, Conn.: Where Privacy Doesn’t Come Cheap This Fairfield County area offers lots of green space to those who can pay the price. And thanks to changing tastes, it’s now (slightly) more afforda...
17:30 2019-06-05

New York State Is Pushing ‘One of the Strictest’ Privacy Bills in the Nation Every new privacy law is a battle over data. While the fight is still going on around privacy laws like Europe’s GDPR and California’s CCPA, New York...
01:30 2019-06-05

Facebook pays $5 billion fine, FTC orders new privacy plan Facebook must pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine as part of a settlement with the FTC and also agreed to measures that limit the power of the CEO....
20:15 2019-07-24

Myth-busting: Unmask these four privacy untruths to protect yourself online When it comes to your online privacy, you might not think there's much you can do to protect it. But you can start by identifying some common myths. ...
16:45 2019-09-21

How To Enable Content Blocking Filters and Privacy Extensions on Firefox 67.0 Mozilla rolled out several new privacy features for the desktop version of Firefox today, including enhanced tracker protection and content blocking,...
23:45 2019-06-04

UK court rules Google must face lawsuit over Safari privacy A UK class action lawsuit accusing Google of violating Safari users' privacy is getting a second wind after its initial rejection. The Court of...
03:45 2019-10-03

Apple backs up privacy chest-beating with critical new feature Apple showed at WWDC that it’s practicing what it’s preaching, with strong new privacy features woven in everywhere from the Mac to the A...
23:01 2019-06-04

House panel to discuss Big Tech's impact on privacy, antitrust The House of Representatives' antitrust panel will hold a hearing next week to discuss the effect of consumer data collection by big tech platforms, ...
17:15 2019-09-05

Privacy group says tech giants not delivering on political ads pledges Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google have failed to provide adequate transparency for global users around political advertising on their platforms...
02:45 2019-10-03

Australia's anti-encryption law is hurting press and personal privacy Many politicians are calling for anti-encryption laws. Australia has already implemented one, and it is damaging tech firms, user privacy and freedom...
18:15 2019-09-11

Google Fined $170 Million For Violating Kids' Privacy Law On YouTube Google will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it illegally collected data about children younger than age 13 who watched toy videos and tel...
08:45 2019-09-05

Firefox's latest privacy updates strengthen tracking protection Firefox is rolling out an "Enhanced Tracking Protection" feature today that will block a list of over a thousand third-party trackers compiled by Dis...
16:15 2019-06-04

Apple’s new privacy and security features in iOS 13 and macOS will be a tough act to follow For years, Apple has been insisting on offering its customers strong privacy and security across its products and services. Apple has long supported ...
16:15 2019-06-04

Chromium-based Edge gets tracking prevention for better online privacy Chromium-based Edge has now got tracking prevention functionality, so those testing Microsoft’s revamped browser can give it a whirl.Tracking ...
13:30 2019-06-28

Facebook election interference study delayed over privacy concerns Facebook’s plans to open up its data vault for researchers to analyze the platform’s influence on elections has run into privacy concerns. In April 2...
17:15 2019-10-01

Recommended Reading: Blame the apps for iPhone privacy woes iPhone privacy is broken... and apps are to blame Joanna Stern, The Wall Street Journal Thanks in part to Facebook's privacy blunders, concern...
20:15 2019-06-01

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency stirs criticism, privacy concerns US lawmakers have grilled Facebook on its ambitious plan to create a financial ecosystem based on a digital currency called Libra. The project is vie...
23:15 2019-07-16

Google Is Fined $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube As part of a settlement, YouTube said it would also institute new privacy measures on children’s videos. Critics said the changes did not go far enou...
21:15 2019-09-04

Facebook wins dismissal of investor lawsuit over privacy breach Facebook Inc and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday won dismissal of an investor lawsuit accusing them of deceiving investors about the ...
05:00 2019-09-27

US Judge Demands Facebook Hand Over Records on Data Privacy A US judge ordered Facebook to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after data fo...
12:45 2019-06-01

Google brings in new privacy policies to make Chrome extensions better One of the best things about the Chrome web browser is the sheer number of extensions available in the Chrome Web Store that add additional features ...
13:45 2019-05-31

Regulators from Australia, Canada, UK hit Facebook with Libra privacy concerns Facebook's history of mishandling data has come back to haunt it as the privacy and regulatory community team up to probe the social media giant on L...
04:45 2019-08-06

| Facebook suspends 'tens of thousands' of apps in privacy review Facebook says it suspended "tens of thousands" of apps on its platform as a result of its review on privacy practices launched following the scandal ...
22:45 2019-09-20

Firefox revamp for Android promises privacy without losing features Mozilla will no longer force you to choose between the privacy-first design of Firefox Focus and its full-featured regular browser... at least, if yo...
00:15 2019-06-28

Judge demands Facebook hand over data privacy records Facebook will have to hand over emails and records related to how it handled the Cambridge Analytica scandal. In September, shareholders sued the com...
01:45 2019-06-01

Facebook usage falling after privacy scandals, data suggests Actions such as shares and likes down nearly 20%, though user numbers still growingFacebook usage has plummeted over the last year, according to data...
21:15 2019-06-20

US states to launch antitrust and privacy inquiries into Facebook and Google New York state attorney general said bipartisan coalition investigating if Facebook stifled competition and put users at riskDozens of US states are ...
16:15 2019-09-06

Google offers incognito mode for Maps in privacy push Alphabet Inc's Google is rolling out new privacy features to its Maps, YouTube and Voice Assistant services, with options including incognito mode an...
14:45 2019-10-02

Facebook lawyer says ‘there is no privacy,’ hinting at the challenges of Zuckerberg’s pivot _____ A lawyer for Facebook argued on Wednesday that its users had no expectation of privacy when using the social network, pushing for a judge to th...
21:30 2019-06-02

'Tens Of Thousands' Of Facebook Apps Suspends In Privacy Review Facebook said Friday it suspended "tens of thousands" of apps on its platform as a result of its review on privacy practices launched following the s...
08:45 2019-09-21

OAIC still asking for information privacy amendments to data retention regime It also wants to be consulted before additional authorities or bodies are declared as 'enforcement agencies' or when the categories of retained metad...
06:15 2019-08-02

Data privacy: How much are your intimate details worth? More than a Happy Meal? The value of personal data grows for tech giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google. But for consumers it seems to have stagnated at meal-level prices....
20:15 2019-07-31

Two U.S. senators raise privacy concerns over Facebook's Messenger Kids Democratic U.S. senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to Facebook Inc questioning whether there was a "worrying pattern" of poo...
09:30 2019-08-07

UPDATE 4-Apple touts privacy in web sign-on war with Facebook, Google Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stres...
06:15 2019-06-04

Google rolls out updated privacy tools for YouTube, Maps YouTube users will be able to set their search and viewing histories to auto-delete after a set period of time, while Google Maps will have an incogn...
19:15 2019-10-02

Privacy fears swirl around app that turns people into 'movie stars' Zao, a Chinese app that uses ‘deepfake’ technology to let users superimpose themselves onto the faces of movie and TV stars has sparked a privacy bac...
01:45 2019-09-05

App Makers Say Apple's Move to Protect Kids' Privacy Could Be Devastating Under the new rules, which Apple had planned to implement next month, kids apps on Apple's App Store will be banned from using external analytics sof...
16:45 2019-08-20

Google unveils new privacy rules for Chrome extensions and Drive Google announced new rules that will restrict access to user data for third-party add-ons in Chrome and Drive. From now on, Chrome extension develope...
23:30 2019-05-30

Apple challenges Google, Facebook for web login, touts privacy  Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stres...
21:45 2019-06-03

iOS 13 privacy feature will force total overhaul for Facebook apps Apple's Craig Federighi unveils iOS 13 at WWDC 2019. (credit: Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica) Privacy has been a renewed focus with Apple’s next operati...
01:30 2019-08-07

How federated learning could shape the future of AI in a privacy-obsessed world As privacy becomes a selling point, federated learning will grow among tech giants and industries where privacy protection is required, like health c...
18:15 2019-06-03

Court Tells Facebook to Open Its Records on Data Privacy A Delaware court has ordered Facebook to hand over records to shareholders investigating the data privacy breach that fed information to now-defunct ...
02:15 2019-06-03

U.S. judge orders Facebook to turn over data privacy records A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after d...
18:45 2019-05-31

California ballot proposal would tighten data privacy rules SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco developer who pressured California lawmakers into enacting the nation’s most sweeping data privacy ac...
12:00 2019-09-25

Businesses Scramble to Meet California Data-Privacy Deadline The California Consumer Privacy Act was designed to make tech giants more transparent about how they handle consumer data—and now companies from Star...
18:15 2019-09-08

Avast upgrades forecast as users protect online privacy Cybersecurity company Avast said demand for products that protected users' privacy, such as VPN and AntiTrack, would drive revenue growth for the yea...
12:45 2019-08-14

FBI Use of Surveillance Database Violated Privacy Rights, Court Ruled Some of the FBI’s electronic surveillance activities violated the constitutional privacy rights of Americans swept up in a controversial foreign inte...
13:00 2019-10-09

YouTube Said to Pay Fine in the US Over Violating Kids' Data Privacy Laws The Federal Trade Commission has finalised a settlement with Google in its investigation into YouTube for violating federal kids' data privacy laws, ...
08:45 2019-07-20

'Alexa, are you invading my privacy?' – the dark side of our voice assistants There are more than 100m Alexa-enabled devices in our homes. But are they fun time-savers or the beginning of an Orwellian nightmareOne day in 2017, ...
16:00 2019-10-09

Amazon adds Auto Delete for Alexa following privacy concerns As part of its hardware event, Amazon just unveiled a new Auto Delete feature for Alexa that will automatically erase video recordings after three or...
21:30 2019-09-25

U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues (Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook this week over its investigation into the ...
09:30 2019-07-13

Facebook reveals Libra cryptocurrency, sparking new privacy concerns Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital paymen...
21:00 2019-06-18

Google to Pay Millions in Fines Over Children's Privacy Issues at YouTube Google agreed to pay around $200 million to U.S. authorities investigating alleged abuses of children’s privacy on the widely viewed YouTube video pl...
03:45 2019-08-31

Google to settle YouTube child privacy violations for up to $200 million Google will allegedly pay between $150 and $200 million to end the FTC investigation into whether YouTube violated a children's privacy law, Pol...
04:15 2019-08-31

Privacy improvements in Chrome 76 will make it easier to bypass paywalls Future improvements to Chrome will fix a gap in Incognito Mode, preventing publishers from blocking users from using incognito mode to jump over soft...
22:30 2019-06-14

Addressing the privacy paradox: Top leaders and experts share insights As technological innovation evolves, society evolves with it. The problem is, with each new innovation also comes risk. Whether it opens us up to new...
13:45 2019-06-12

Google accused of ‘privacy gaslighting’ over its anti-tracking policy Google’s watered-down anti-tracking policy for the web has invited fresh criticism from privacy experts who say the search giant’s move amounts to ‘p...
14:45 2019-08-27

Google agrees to pay $13 million in Street View privacy case Google has agreed to pay a $13 million settlement that could resolve a class-action lawsuit over the company's collection of people's private informa...
15:45 2019-07-23

FTC approves settlement with Google over YouTube kids privacy violations The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Google in its investigation into YouTube for violating federal kids' privacy laws, accor...
01:01 2019-07-20

Google faces Irish inquiry over possible breach of privacy laws Technology firm’s Ad Exchange processing of users’ personal data being investigatedThe Irish data protection commission has opened an investigation i...
11:45 2019-05-23

Facebook Worried About Mark Zuckerberg's Old Emails in FTC Privacy Probe Employees within Facebook have dug up “emails that appear to connect Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to potentially problematic privacy practices” in...
19:30 2019-06-13

Irish regulator nears end of first privacy probe, ruling to take months Ireland's data privacy regulator is close to concluding its first probe into a multinational company under the EU's new privacy laws, likely to invol...
01:45 2019-08-17

Apple tightens privacy rules on listening to Siri recordings SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is apologizing for allowing outsiders to listen to snippets of people's recorded conversations with its digital assistant ...
21:15 2019-08-28

Cuomo closes FDNY privacy loophole after Post exposé ALBANY — First responders will be barred from selling patient information for marketing purposes under legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Mon...
17:00 2019-10-08

"Can't Have Cart Before Horse": Mahua Moitra Attacks Aadhaar Over Privacy Opposing the Aadhaar Bill 2016 in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha lawmaker Mahua Moitra said that the bill violates the Supreme C...
19:00 2019-07-04

Facebook Slapped With Record 5-Billion Fine By US Over Privacy Violations Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will rest...
17:30 2019-07-24

Apple Tightens Privacy Rules on Siri Recordings After Backlash Apple said it would no longer automatically retain audio recordings of customers’ interactions with its voice assistant, the latest move by a tech co...
01:45 2019-08-29

Should we ban facial recognition? From companies to cities, debate over privacy rages on Facial recognition is spreading to where you live, work, shop and travel. What happens to the data? Would you trade privacy for safety?   ...
00:45 2019-05-23

Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears The woodsy community of Wolcott, Connecticut, doesn’t see a lot of crime. But when the police chief heard about an opportunity to distribute doorbell...
20:15 2019-07-22

Tech We’re Using: Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is “under no illusions” that protecting our digit...
01:45 2019-05-23

What does Peter Dutton's US trip mean for encryption and privacy? | Paul Karp Australia and the US are negotiating a deal to speed up information sharing about criminal suspectsAustralia and the US have begun negotiating a deal...
20:30 2019-10-08

FTC votes to approve $5 billion settlement with Facebook in privacy probe The Federal Trade Commission voted to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook ending an investigation into its privacy practices, accor...
23:45 2019-07-12

Apple apologizes for Siri privacy issues, changes recording policies Apple has issued a rare apology, addressing privacy-related issues raised by contractors who were listening to recordings from Siri devices.Read More...
17:45 2019-08-28

Facebook to be fined $5bn for Cambridge Analytica privacy violations – reports The $5bn fine would be the largest ever levied by the Federal Trade Commission against a technology companyThe Federal Trade Commission has reportedl...
00:15 2019-07-13

Facebook ordered by U.S. judge to turn over data privacy records A U.S. judge ordered Facebook Inc to give shareholders emails and other records concerning how the social media company handles data privacy, after d...
22:30 2019-05-31

Twitter transgression proves why its flawed 2FA system is such a privacy trap Enlarge (credit: Twitter) If ever there was a surefire way to sour users against a two-factor authentication system that was already highly flawed,...
09:00 2019-10-09

Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to U.S. to settle allegations The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mis...
22:30 2019-07-23

TransUnion privacy breach underscores rise of third-party cyberattacks  The credit monitoring agency confirmed this week that the personal data of 37,000 Canadians was compromised when someone illegally used a legitimate ...
01:00 2019-10-11

Explainer: 'Privacy coin' Monero offers near total anonymity Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground as developers race to create digital...
12:15 2019-06-11

Facebook Settlement Requires Zuckerberg to Certify Privacy Protections Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to personally certify that the company is taking steps to protect consumer privacy under a settlement expected...
05:45 2019-07-24

Barr Presses Facebook on Encryption, Setting Up Clash Over Privacy U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, citing public safety, is asking Facebook to hold off on plans to add end-to-end encryption throughout its messaging ...
05:45 2019-10-04

Amazon Attempts to Improve Alexa Privacy, Hilariously Fails There’s a new Echo in town. The Echo Show 5 is a smart display with a 5.5-inch screen scheduled for a June 26 release, and it’s the first Echo device...
19:30 2019-05-29

Privacy is off the menu! Drive-thru restaurants want to track your license plate Drive-thru places want to use plate recognition to give customers more features, create loyalty programs and even link your order to your credit card...
17:15 2019-07-15

Schools Wrestle With Privacy of Digital Data Collected on Students For Maryland lawyer Bradley Shear, his push to protect the data privacy of children became an obsession three years ago when his son, who was in the ...
23:15 2019-07-10

Google proposes new privacy standards to protect web browsing data Google is stepping up its efforts to limit web fingerprinting and otherwise protect your privacy while keeping its ad business intact. The internet ...
17:15 2019-08-22

Camsoda’s Virtual Assistant Blocker is like a privacy condom for Alexa Camsoda is launching its Virtual Assistant Blocker, which gives couples privacy when they're having sex so voice assistants like Alexa won't record t...
22:00 2019-08-08

Kris and Kylie Jenner Get Candid About Motherhood, Privacy and Their Bond Like mother, like daughter! In honor of the July/August issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia, famed mother and daughter Kris Jenner and Kylie Jenner powe...
02:30 2019-07-02

Apple rejects Google CEO's criticism over privacy being a 'luxury good' A senior Apple executive dismissed Google CEO Sundar Pichai's claim that Apple is only able to focus on privacy because it charges a premium for its ...
00:15 2019-05-29

Office 365 declared illegal in German schools due to privacy risks Enlarge / Germany's government continues its history of principled Microsoft opposition. (credit: Flickr user fdecomite) Last week, the German stat...
19:30 2019-07-15

Europe's top court sets date for opinion on Facebook privacy Europe's top court will give an opinion on Dec. 12 on Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems' landmark case against Facebook, which will affect how hu...
05:00 2019-07-10

Facebook to create a privacy panel as part of $5 billion FTC settlement The FTC is to announce that Facebook has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay $5 billion.Rea...
14:30 2019-07-24

ZAO face-swap app goes viral, sparks privacy concerns in China ZAO -- a new Chinese app that lets users swap their faces with celebrities -- racked up millions of downloads but swiftly drew fire over privacy issu...
09:45 2019-09-03

Another app with privacy concerns: TikTok, a popular video app with ties to China The rise of FaceApp has sparked concerns about privacy. Experts say TikTok may pose similar concerns because it is owned by a Chinese tech giant. &#...
02:00 2019-07-19

Viral Video Edited, Intrusion Into My Privacy: Suspended BJP Lawmaker After a video purportedly showing him dancing to a Bollywood number with guns in hand went viral, suspended BJP lawmaker Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion...
09:45 2019-07-11

Chinese face-swap app triggers privacy fears after going viral Zao lets users superimpose themselves on to celebrities but critics warn of data threatA new Chinese app that lets users swap their faces with celebr...
12:45 2019-09-02

Federal court: Facebook's facial recognition violates privacy Facebook's facial recognition data, used to identify friends tagged in photos, violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a federal app...
20:30 2019-08-09

Apple rejects Google CEO’s criticism over privacy being a ‘luxury good’ A senior Apple executive dismissed Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s claim that Apple is only able to focus on privacy because it charges a premium fo...
22:45 2019-05-29

Chinese face-swapping app goes viral, sparks privacy concerns ZAO - a new Chinese app that lets users swap their faces with celebrities, sports stars or anyone else in a video clip - racked up millions of downlo...
17:45 2019-09-02

New York lawmakers OK pot decriminalization ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York state have passed legislation that would eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of mari...
14:15 2019-06-21

New York lawmakers ban cat declawing New York lawmakers passed a ban on cat declawing Tuesday, taking the state one step closure to being the first in the nation to outlaw the controvers...
05:30 2019-06-05

Explainer: What can Mueller tell U.S. lawmakers that we do not already know? When Robert Mueller testifies to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers are expected to try to pin down the former special counsel on a...
19:45 2019-07-23

Apple announces sweeping changes to its Siri review process following privacy backlash Apple got into a bit of hot water earlier this month amidst reports that the company was using contractors to review audio recordings of Siri command...
19:15 2019-08-28

FBI use of surveillance database violated privacy rights, secretive court finds Some of the FBI's electronic surveillance activities violated the constitutional privacy rights of Americans swept up in a controversial foreign inte...
06:00 2019-10-09

Apple reinstates OurPact parental control app removed over privacy concerns Apple Inc this week restored a software application to its App Store that let parents control their children's iPhone usage after removing it in Febr...
01:45 2019-07-12

Google fined $170M for YouTube’s violation of child privacy laws Google has agreed to pay a $170 million fine for allowing YouTube to profit by breaking child privacy laws, authorities announced Wednesday. Regulato...
16:45 2019-09-04

India claims its Aadhaar push is for the ‘good’ of people despite serious privacy concerns Last year, India’s top court ruled that the central government’s national identification system – Aadhaar – doesn’t violate the privacy of citizens. ...
15:15 2019-07-05

UPDATE 3-Apple challenges Google, Facebook for web login, touts privacy  Apple Inc on Monday launched a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stres...
21:45 2019-06-03

Report: FTC approves a fine for Google over YouTube kids privacy probe Google has to pay the FTC a multimillion dollar fine to settle a probe into YouTube's shortcomings when it comes to protecting kids using its se...
11:15 2019-07-20

My data security is better than yours: tech CEOs throw shade in privacy wars Apple, Google and Facebook are racing to embrace the latest buzzword, and taking swipes at each other in the process“Privacy cannot be a luxury good ...
15:00 2019-05-21

Booking Holdings CEO: Data-Privacy Compliance Pushes Costs Higher Global companies are grappling with different data privacy rules in individual markets, said Glenn Fogel, chief executive of online travel company Bo...
09:45 2019-06-14

European high court rules search engine privacy law applies only in EU The European Court of Justice decided Tuesday that Google must delist search results with sensitive personal information in all 28 states of the Euro...
19:00 2019-09-24

Dutch regulator sees potential privacy breach in Microsoft Windows Microsoft is remotely collecting data from users of Windows Home and Windows Pro, in a potential breach of privacy rules, the Dutch Data Protection A...
15:15 2019-08-27

Alabama Wants Students To Exchange Their Privacy For College Football Playoff Tickets The fervor that students who attend SEC schools have for their respective football programs is so well known that it’s become cliché for religious co...
18:45 2019-09-14

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: US heading in 'same direction as China' with online privacy "Just because it's not the state doesn't mean that there isn't harmful impacts that could come if you have one or two large companies ...
22:00 2019-10-09

Updates to the Privacy Act coming as feds announce promised digital charter Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says the federal government will look to update the Privacy Act as part of an effort to build greater trust in the ...
00:30 2019-05-22

Apple halts Siri response grading program after privacy concerns Apple Inc said on Friday it suspended its global program where it analyzed recordings from users interacting with its voice assistant Siri, after so...
19:15 2019-08-02

Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns Identity fraud is justification for collecting photos from driver’s licences and passports but critics say plan too invasiveIf you’ve had a driver’s ...
23:30 2019-09-28

Amazon's Policy Manifesto Aims at Environmental, Workplace, Privacy Critics Amazon took an unusual step to respond to its many critics Thursday afternoon, posting something of a manifesto of its positions on a variety of hot-...
02:30 2019-10-12

Google to pay $170 million to settle charges it violated kids’ privacy law on YouTube The record punishment – which some in government criticized as too lenient – stems from allegations the company illegally collected data on kids youn...
05:45 2019-09-05

Privacy activist in California launches new ballot initiative for 2020 election The activist who spurred California to adopt the country's first-ever consumer privacy law is readying for another battle: A new ballot initiative in...
08:30 2019-09-25

Top EU court hears landmark data privacy case against U.S. gov't, tech sector The European Court of Justice will hear arguments Tuesday in a landmark case that boils down to whether U.S. tech companies, encouraged by the U.S. g...
19:30 2019-07-09

Google stops sharing your network data with carriers over privacy concerns For once, Google is putting an end to a data collection practice before it attracts closer inspection from lawmakers and regulators. Reuters is repor...
14:45 2019-08-19

Controversial Firefox privacy tool won't be standard in the UK, Mozilla tells government Mozilla won't make Domain-over-DNS (DoH) encryption the default option for Firefox users in the UK, despite planning to roll it out throughout t...
22:00 2019-09-24

Apple Touts New Privacy Features Amid Scrutiny of Tech Giants Apple sought to tout itself as a digital-privacy crusader with an anonymous login system and tools that prevent apps from tracking a user’s location,...
02:30 2019-06-04

Trump administration proposes easing privacy rules for addiction history The change is seen as helpful for providers who could, for example, unknowingly prescribe a potentially harmful drug, such as opioids, to a patient w...
01:45 2019-08-23

Stanford Team Aims at Alexa and Siri With a Privacy-Minded Alternative A handful of companies already dominate the market for digital assistants. The implications for consumer privacy are a serious concern, researchers s...
11:15 2019-06-14

FTC agrees to settle with Google after child privacy violations found on YouTube Google, who owns the video streaming company YouTube, is expected to pay a multimillion dollar fine for violating federal privacy laws protecting chi...
16:15 2019-07-20

Chinese face-swapping app goes viral, invites criticism over privacy clause Last week, a Chinese social app developer named Momo introduced a face-swapping app called Zao. The app, which lets you overlay your face in existing...
13:45 2019-09-02

Federal regulators eye update to rules governing children’s privacy and the Internet The effort by the Federal Trade Commission is in its initial phases, but it could eventually lead to tougher enforcement of the 1998 law against apps...
21:00 2019-07-18

Amazon puts Alexa in earbuds, glasses and upgrades privacy features Media event in Seattle unveils a connected speaker and smart home products at Amazon headquarters in "The Spheres."      &...
21:00 2019-09-25

U.S. regulators approve $5 billion Facebook settlement over privacy issues: source The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media ...
03:30 2019-07-13

Regulators Fine Google $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube As part of a settlement, YouTube said it would also institute new privacy measures on children’s videos. Critics said the changes did not go far enou...
17:45 2019-09-04

Wikipedia co-founder calls for social media strike over privacy issues “Humanity has been contemptuously used by vast digital empires.” Thus begins Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger’s “Declaration...
23:15 2019-07-02

Social media giants under microscope in Ottawa as politicians aim to protect privacy Tech giants will be in the hot seat this week as politicians from Canada and 10 other countries gather to consider how best to protect citizens' priv...
08:30 2019-05-28

Apple faces third Irish privacy probe, this time over GDPR compliance While Apple has repeatedly touted its privacy credentials, investigators are now looking into three potential violations of EU data protection law.Re...
19:45 2019-07-02

Chromium Edge can now block dodgy apps that could mess with your privacy (or wallet) Chromium Edge has been given more security capabilities with Microsoft introducing an option to block the downloading of Potentially Unwanted Applica...
13:00 2019-09-23

People are afraid Amazon’s new smart glasses will be an Orwellian privacy nightmare Amazon / Business Insider Amazon is releasing a pair of smart glasses, the Echo Frames, which cost $180. Echo Frames have the Alexa voice assistant ...
13:30 2019-09-26

Apple’s privacy reputation at risk with new iTunes class-action lawsuit Apple has marketed itself as a company that puts customers’ privacy first, but a new class-action lawsuit claims to the contrary. Leigh Wheaton, Jill...
16:00 2019-05-27

UPDATE 2-Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to U.S. to settle allegations The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mish...
22:45 2019-07-23

Federal regulators eye update to rules governing kids’ privacy and the Internet Federal regulators this week commenced a new effort to update and potentially expand the country's kids' privacy laws, questioning whether swift adva...
17:30 2019-07-18

Facebook loses facial-recognition privacy appeal and could pay billions in fines Facebook lost a federal appeal on Thursday in a lawsuit over facial-recognition data. That could lead to the company paying massive fines over its pr...
09:00 2019-08-09

Swiss privacy office wants details on Facebook's Libra crypto project Switzerland's privacy watchdog said on Tuesday it has yet to receive a reply to a July 17 letter seeking details about Facebook's Swiss-based Libra ...
19:00 2019-07-23

Face-scanning CCTV approved for London hot-spots despite privacy storm Surveillance cameras equipped with face detection technology have been approved for some of London's premier cultural and shopping destinations, the ...
20:45 2019-09-02

UPDATE 3-Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to U.S. to settle allegations The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mish...
02:00 2019-07-24

Facebook fined $5 billion by FTC, must update and adopt new privacy, security measures The Federal Trade Commission says Facebook will be a safer social network due to the agency's $5 billion settlement over privacy violations. &...
16:30 2019-07-24

Google and Facebook are gonna hate Apple’s new privacy-preserving online ads Apple has outlined a new plan to make online ads private. A new Safari feature, called Privacy Preserving Ad Click Attribution, aims to stop ads from...
13:00 2019-05-23

UPDATE 4-U.S. regulators approve $5 bln Facebook settlement over privacy issues - source The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media c...
01:00 2019-07-13

Google faces a huge fine for allegedly violating privacy rules Last year, the European Union adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) designed to boost privacy rights in the union. Under this regulat...
08:15 2019-05-23

Facebook to pay record $5 billion U.S. fine over privacy; faces antitrust probe Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user da...
01:15 2019-07-25

Privacy concerns mount over Russia-based viral photo-editing app Country singer Carrie Underwood has done it, as has rapper Drake, and NBA star Steph Curry. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, the Jonas Brothers, and com...
04:45 2019-07-18

Facial recognition tech prevents crime, police tell UK privacy case South Wales force defends use of technology after office worker claims rights breachFacial recognition cameras prevent crime, protect the public and ...
18:30 2019-05-22

Facebook warns privacy changes will slow revenue growth, discloses another U.S. probe Facebook said that new rules and product changes aimed at protecting users' privacy would slow its revenue growth and significantly raise expenses.Re...
04:45 2019-07-25

Facebook's cryptocurrency ambitions face privacy concerns, political backlash Facebook Inc announced ambitious plans on Tuesday to launch a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital paymen...
01:45 2019-06-19

Just Some Pictures, Please: Inside Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton's Different Approaches to Privacy Though they came a decade apart, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's introductions to what it really means to join the royal family from the outside h...
12:15 2019-07-19

Google Chrome extensions must obey new privacy rules by October 15th. Time is running out for Chrome developers to follow Google's new privacy rules. The company announced today that third-party developers have unt...
06:45 2019-07-25

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency faces privacy concerns and political backlash Facebook announced a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, part of an effort to expand into digital payments that immediately raised privacy concer...
06:45 2019-06-19

Facebook Expected to Settle SEC Claims of Inadequate Disclosures Over Privacy Practices The SEC is expected to announce a settlement with Facebook on Wednesday related to claims it inadequately disclosed risks involving its privacy pract...
05:45 2019-07-24

UPDATE 3-U.S. regulators approve $5 bln Facebook settlement over privacy issues - source The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc this week over its investigation into the social media c...
00:15 2019-07-13

FTC's settlement with Google over YouTube kids privacy violations blasted by critics The Federal Trade Commission's reported settlement with Google over YouTube childrens privacy violations was been blasted by tech critics as not goin...
22:45 2019-07-22

Mark Zuckerberg Must Face Prison For Privacy Woes: US Senator Ron Wyden Democrat Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon is demanding jail term for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, saying he should face serious consequences for lettin...
10:15 2019-09-04

Microsoft's latest privacy policy says vendors listen to voice data Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it updated its privacy policy to let customers know that it had been collecting voice data of its users with the hel...
23:45 2019-08-14

UPDATE 5-Facebook to create privacy panel, pay $5 billion to U.S. to settle allegations The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday that Facebook Inc has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mish...
06:15 2019-07-24

Amazon announces privacy updates as its devices expand deeper into the home New products include earbuds, eyeglasses and smart ovenPrivacy improvements follow series of scandalsAmazon has announced a new lineup of Echo device...
03:30 2019-09-26

Facebook, privacy activist Schrems face off in July 9 court hearing Facebook will face Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems next week at Europe's top court in a landmark case that could affect how hundreds of thousan...
04:15 2019-07-04

NY lawmakers OK licenses for immigrants in US illegally ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York will become the 13th state to authorize driver’s licenses for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally. The state...
03:30 2019-06-18

"Pak Must Refrain From Retaliatory Aggression": US Lawmakers On J&K Two powerful Democratic lawmakers have urged Pakistan to refrain from any "retaliatory aggression" against India and take "demonstrable action" again...
19:00 2019-08-08

Judge allows pay raises, outside income for NY lawmakers In a victory for lawmakers, a state judge issued a ruling Friday that upholds legislative pay hikes that took effect in January while striking down r...
04:45 2019-06-08

U.K. Parliament Closes, but Lawmakers Don’t Go Quietly In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the country’s elected body was shut down in a ceremony that featured a rod, a mace and a few lines of Norman F...
12:45 2019-09-10

Lawmakers Keep Close Eye on Huawei Concession President Trump’s decision to let Huawei buy technology equipment again from the U.S. is emerging as a fresh source of tension between the administra...
15:15 2019-07-01

PG&E in talks with lawmakers on $11 bln fund - Bloomberg Troubled power utility PG&E Corp has spoken to lawmakers for arranging an about $11 billion fund to settle claims related to wildfires, Bloomberg rep...
00:30 2019-06-06

Three Lawmakers From Haryana Get Ministerial Berths Rao Inderjit Singh and Krishan Pal Gurjar were among the three MPs from Haryana who found their place in the council of ministers in the new Modi gov...
08:30 2019-05-31

War Of Words Between BJP Lawmakers In Madhya Pradesh Within weeks of a landslide Lok Sabha win for the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, rifts have surfaced in the party. Ganesh Singh, the four-time parliamentaria...
23:30 2019-06-03

‘Recess Rallies’ across the U.S. demand lawmakers act NBC- Over the weekend demonstrations in all 50 states with frustrated Americans calling on congress to take action on gun control. It’s been tw...
15:45 2019-08-20

107 Bengal Lawmakers Will Switch To BJP "Very Soon", Says Mukul Roy As many as 107 legislators of Trinamool Congress, the Left and the Congress are in touch with the BJP, party leader Mukul Roy claimed on Saturday, vo...
22:30 2019-07-13

EU lawmakers need to look beyond the ‘top layer’ when regulating the internet Brussels policy makers could be forgiven for wanting to move quickly to regulate ‘the internet.’ Assailed by an avalanche of public opinion and a ‘te...
20:45 2019-06-18

Lawmakers Hone Their Messaging On Impeachment Democratic Congressman Tom Malinowski had planned to spend the October recess traveling around his majority-Republican New Jersey district talking ab...
22:00 2019-10-10

May to ask lawmakers to vote on a second Brexit referendum British Prime Minister Theresa May said her government will include in her Withdrawal Agreement Bill a requirement for Members of Parliament (MPs) to...
19:30 2019-05-21

U.K. Lawmakers Argue Over Timing of Vote British political leaders argued over when to hold a snap election, a vote some of them hope will break a stalemate over when and how the country spl...
01:15 2019-09-06

An Investigation Into Whether Two Statues In The Division 2 Appear To Be Having Sex Video games can inspire us do strange things. For example, there I was yesterday playing The Division 2, checking whether the shadow or reflection of...
01:45 2019-08-02

Fire at UAW headquarters under investigation Patrick McNulty, chief of fire investigation for the Detroit Fire Department, told Automotive News the arson unit was called to the scene of the fire...
21:45 2019-07-15

Facebook Says It Is Under Antitrust Investigation by the FTC (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The company said Wednesday that it was inf...
23:45 2019-07-24

Facebook worries emails could show Zuckerberg knew of questionable privacy practices Facebook Inc. uncovered emails that appear to show Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s connection to potentially problematic privacy practices at the c...
23:30 2019-06-12

Facebook Dating lets you seek romance on the social network: Is privacy a concern? More than 200 million people list themselves as single on Facebook. But do you trust Facebook's privacy to seek romance on the social network? ...
18:15 2019-09-05

A fast-growing web of Amazon-owned doorbell cameras is raising privacy fears Critics complain police partnerships with the doorbell camera company Ring is turning neighborhoods into places of constant surveillance.  ...
16:15 2019-07-19

Leaked Facebook emails might prove Zuckerberg knew about questionable privacy practices Facebook is under investigation due to policies related to user privacy. Shocking, right? And this time around, things aren’t looking very good...
19:30 2019-06-13

Facebook falls following report that Zuckerberg emails link him to controversial privacy practices Facebook stock dropped on a Wall Street Journal report that the company uncovered emails linking CEO Mark Zuckerberg to the social media giant's...
18:15 2019-06-12

Google’s Private Join and Compute gives companies data insights while preserving privacy Google's Private Join and Compute, which is now available in open source, allows companies to glean insights from data sets without sacrificing priva...
16:45 2019-06-19

40 Crores Facebook Users' Phone Numbers Exposed In Privacy Lapse: Report Phone numbers linked to more than 400 million Facebook accounts were listed online in the latest privacy lapse for the social media giant, US media r...
14:45 2019-09-05

HMD Global demonstrates its dedication to user privacy and security, moves its data servers "Data security and privacy" — these words have been thrown around a lot in recent years, gaining more and more momentum after events like the Faceboo...
19:00 2019-06-18

Apple CEO Cook and President Trump talk about the trade war, privacy and the power of Big Tech For two Chief Executives that have nothing in common with each other, President Donald Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook sure have a lot of meetings. Of c...
00:45 2019-06-15

Millions of Transactions Scraped in Latest Demonstration of Venmo's Absurd Privacy Policy Last year, nearly 210 million Venmo transactions were downloaded by a Berlin-based researcher, leading many privacy experts to question the PayPal-ow...
05:30 2019-06-18

Facebook emails seem to show Zuckerberg knew of privacy issues, report claims Firm has uncovered emails that appear to show chief executive’s connection to potentially problematic practices, WSJ reportsFacebook has uncovered em...
23:30 2019-06-12

You can rent an entire island resort near Belize where a 'privacy meter' keeps staff from disturbing you Gladden Private Island Gladden Private Island is an all-inclusive, private resort off the coast of Belize. It features a "privacy meter" that alerts...
20:30 2019-09-28

California adopted the country’s first major consumer privacy law. Now, Silicon Valley is trying to rewrite it. Adopted last year, the California Consumer Privacy Act grants web users the right to see the personal information that companies collect about them a...
23:45 2019-09-03

Privacy watchdog investigating King's Cross facial recognition system The UK data and privacy watchdog has said it is launching an investigation into the use of facial recognition cameras at King's Cross in central Lond...
13:45 2019-08-16

Europe's huge privacy fines against Marriott and British Air are a warning for Google and Facebook The EU imposed record fines this week on British Airways and Marriott, marking far and away the biggest fines imposed under the General Data Protecti...
19:30 2019-07-10

Apple apologizes for retaining Siri audio recordings and vows to improve privacy Apple concedes that it hasn't "been fully living up to our high ideals" and will end the practice of retaining Siri audio recordings by default....
02:45 2019-08-29

India tells tech firms to protect user privacy, prevent abuse Technology firms must protect user privacy and prevent abuse of their platforms, India's IT minister said on Thursday, speaking as the government dra...
17:45 2019-09-19

Amazon patent filing for new Alexa feature could leave users concerned about their privacy Anyone with an Alexa-enabled device knows that to summon the virtual assistant, you need to call out her name first followed by the task you wish her...
04:00 2019-05-28

Apple’s privacy-focused features risk trapping users in its walled garden During its WWDC keynote, Apple fired several shots against Facebook and Google with a number of privacy-focused features. But the one that deserves a...
14:30 2019-06-04

Warrantless device searches at the border will threaten privacy in the US heartland | Daniela L Nogueira Unless agents are required to get a warrant, the ‘border exception’ will be a window into the private lives of Americans and a means of stifling diss...
20:15 2019-07-18

U.S. appeals court voids Google 'cookie' privacy settlement that paid users nothing A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Google's class-action settlement meant to resolve claims it invaded the privacy of millions of compute...
02:00 2019-08-07

Worried about Alexa spying on you? This Raspberry Pi smart speaker for kids puts privacy first If privacy worries surrounding smart speakers are a major concern for you – particularly if your kids are using this tech – then a Rasp...
17:15 2019-05-23

Swiss group that's supposed to oversee privacy for Libra says it hasn't heard from Facebook at all The Swiss data protection agency said Tuesday it has not been contacted by Facebook about overseeing privacy protections for the Libra cryptocurrency...
20:45 2019-07-16

Apple Is Selling Your iTunes Listening Data Despite Its Privacy Claims, a Lawsuit Alleges (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. was sued by customers who claim the company is unlawfully disclosing and selling information about people’s iTun...
22:15 2019-05-25

Facebook loses facial recognition appeal, must face privacy class action A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected Facebook Inc's effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored bi...
22:30 2019-08-08

Google Assistant Data Breach Faces Review by Irish Privacy Watchdog Google faces a possible investigation by Irish data privacy regulators related to reports that contractors had been able to listen to audio of users ...
23:30 2019-07-13

Ireland's Privacy Regulator Moves Closer to Decisions in WhatsApp, Twitter Cases A top European Union privacy regulator is moving closer to making draft decisions involving Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp and Twitter Inc. under the bloc’...
00:30 2019-10-08

Facebook confirms 419m phone numbers exposed in latest privacy lapse The information was stored in an online server that was not password protected, according to a report from TechCrunchHundreds of millions of Facebook...
07:45 2019-09-05

New York school district's facial recognition system sparks privacy fears Plan for cameras to track students in Lockport’s schools called ‘unprecedented invasion of privacy’ and ‘colossal waste of money’A school district in...
12:15 2019-05-31

Apple’s privacy battle against rival tech giants is coming to your home screen NBC — The intensifying privacy battle between Apple and Facebook is coming to your iPhone screen. Apple on Thursday released the latest version...
06:45 2019-09-20

UK’s May under fire after lawmakers reject Brexit offer LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to scrap a planned vote on her Brexit blueprint, after her attempt at compromise g...
12:45 2019-05-22

UK lawmakers back bid to hamper a no-deal Brexit British lawmakers on Thursday backed proposals to make it harder for the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending parliame...
23:45 2019-07-18

| Trump whistleblower complaint 'very troubling', say lawmakers A whistleblower report that has prompted an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump contains "very troubling" allegations, US lawmakers have said, afte...
09:30 2019-09-27

3 Former Congress Lawmakers, One From BJP May Join Goa Cabinet: Report Four Goa legislators, including three Congress rebels who joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently, would be inducted in the state cab...
10:30 2019-07-12

U.K. Lawmakers in Uproar After Johnson Suspends Parliament Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to push through Brexit, and some lawmakers are rushing to plan ways to block a sudden break with the European Unio...
20:15 2019-08-29

British lawmakers return to the House of Commons British lawmakers returned to the House of Commons in London on Wednesday, following the suspension deemed illegal by the Supreme Court.(Sept. 25) &#...
15:00 2019-09-25

Macron's candidate for top EU job faces rejection, lawmakers say Sylvie Goulard, France's choice to be the next head of European Union industrial policy, was set to be rejected by the EU assembly on Thursday after ...
14:30 2019-10-10

Lawmakers considering one-week delay in Mueller testimony Two U.S. House committees are considering a one-week delay for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's planned July 17 testimony to allow more time f...
19:30 2019-07-12

PM Modi Meets BJP's Women Lawmakers Over Breakfast Prime Minister Narendra Modi met women lawmakers of the BJP over breakfast at his residence today, the fifth in the series of meetings with a cross-s...
10:30 2019-07-12

Judge rules NY lawmakers can get raises — and keep outside jobs New York State Legislators will be able to keep both their fat raises and outside gigs, an Albany judge ruled Thursday. It’s the second decisio...
00:15 2019-08-30

Lawmakers aim for Pulse to be designated national memorial Members of central Florida's congressional delegation are introducing legislation that would designate as a national memorial the gay nightclub where...
02:15 2019-06-11

The best paid European lawmakers? The Brexit Party The 28 lawmakers from Britain's Brexit Party have collectively declared outside earnings of between 2 million and 4.5 million euros per year, making ...
02:30 2019-09-26

What to Know as Boris Johnson and Lawmakers Face Off Over Brexit As British lawmakers head back to Parliament and attempt to find a way to block a no-deal Brexit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatens to call snap...
14:45 2019-09-03