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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. Instead of swiping their cards through the turnstiles of the cit...

What Hong Kong's Protestors Can Teach Us About the Future of Privacy

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Police and protestors clash in Hong Kong over extradition laws Protests between protestors and Hong Kong police turned violent on Wednesday morning. Protestors of proposed extradition laws occupied the streets. ...
17:30 2019-06-12

China's Military Warns Hong Kong Protestors With Propaganda Video China's military has released a slick propaganda video showing a drill of armed troops quelling a protest in Hong Kong, as its commander for the city...
20:45 2019-08-01

Chinese cyberattack hits encrypted messaging app used by Hong Kong protestors BEIJING — An encrypted messaging app said Thursday that it was hit by a powerful cyberattack from China as a major protest unfolded in Hong Kong. The...
22:00 2019-06-13

Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets At Protestors HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposit...
16:45 2019-06-12

‘Act with restraint’ UN urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, as airport is disrupted for a second day After two consecutive days of chaos at Hong Kong International Airport, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet expressed...
18:15 2019-08-13

Hong Kong’s Protestors Have Their Own Special Slang. Here’s a Glossary of Some Common Terms “I was using magic last night when someone messaged to ask if I needed to be picked up from school.” No, that’s not a line from Har...
12:15 2019-09-06

Hong Kong protestors hurl Chinese national flag into harbor Protesters hurled a Chinese national flag into Victoria Harbor Saturday as a part of ongoing pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, where the gov...
12:15 2019-08-04

Hong Kong Hospitals Accused of Leaking Protestors' Patient Data to Cops A lawmaker and doctor in Hong Kong claimed on Monday that he received tips that the statutory body that runs all the hospitals in the region was leak...
05:30 2019-06-18

Amid Tear Gas and New Clashes With Police, Hong Kong Protestors Pull Down Chinese Flag HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters and authorities clashed in Hong Kong again on Saturday, as demonstrators removed a Chinese national flag from its p...
19:45 2019-08-03

‘Act with restraint’ UN human rights chief urges Hong Kong authorities and protestors, following airport disruption After two consecutive days of chaos at Hong Kong International Airport, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet expressed...
21:45 2019-08-14

Predicting the future of internet privacy Every day, a new headline reminds us that keeping our online data private remains a constant struggle. Ongoing controversies involving Facebook and o...
18:15 2019-07-10

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

There's Zero Chance Facebook's FTC Fine Stops Future Abuse, Lawmakers and Privacy Experts Say Sure, $5 billion sounds like a pretty big fine, and for most Americans, the size of it is difficult to fathom. But for a corporation as massive as Fa...
00:30 2019-07-25

Hong Kong still has a future as China's middleman Hong Kong has long been a conduit between China and global business and finance. Now that unique status could be under threat from the gradual erosio...
07:30 2019-07-01

30 Years After Tiananmen, the Future for Protest in Hong Kong Is Hazy As demonstrators in Hong Kong prepare to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, one question on people’s minds is: For how much...
19:15 2019-06-02

In Taiwan, Hong Kong immigrants despair over future back home Kitty Wong and Adolf Lim are tightening the screws on their future in Taiwan as they make the final touches to a hostel in the southern city of Taina...
06:15 2019-06-30

Sudan's Bashir charged for protestors' deaths Sudan's Public Prosecutor Office has instructed expedited charges be bought against former President Omar al-Bashir in the killing of protestors, acc...
17:45 2019-05-21

Hundreds of far-right protestors face off with Antifa members in Portland Hundreds of far-right protesters were met by hordes of antifa, or anti-fascist, counter-demonstrators in Portland, Ore., Saturday, as President Trump...
06:15 2019-08-18

Pro-tenant protestors gather outside Gov. Cuomo’s Manhattan office Nearly 80 protestors rallied outside Gov. Cuomo’s Manhattan office Saturday for a package of pro-tenant legislation before the state’s rent laws expi...
03:15 2019-06-09

Naked protestors redress Facebook’s prude nudity policy Yesterday, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) announced that Facebook will reconsider its nudity guidelines, which currently bans photo...
16:30 2019-06-06

Sudanese Protestors Say 60 People Have Died in This Week’s Military Crackdown (KHARTOUM, Sudan) — Organizers of the pro-democracy protests in Sudan say the death toll across the country since the violent dispersal of thei...
10:00 2019-06-05

Biden faces protestors at NH campaign event over Obama-era deportations Former Vice President Joe Biden faced a protest Friday during a campaign event by a small group of demonstrators angry over the stepped-up deportatio...
04:00 2019-07-13

How a song that tormented a Walking Dead character was adopted by ICE to torture protestors Jim Bianco’s life changed thanks to The Walking Dead. A struggling singer-songwriter who flipped houses for a living, Bianco gained fame when his son...
16:30 2019-08-09

Dozens of protestors arrested for blocking Philadelphia Fourth of July parade Protestors participating in a demonstration against ICE were arrested for blocking Philadelphia's Fourth of July parade.    ...
03:00 2019-07-05

Heat wave, protestors wreak havoc on Monmouth’s Haskell card OCEANPORT, N.J. — With extreme heat draining fans and causing concern about the horses, Monmouth Park canceled six races and pushed back until early ...
23:30 2019-07-20

Protestors Amass Across U.K. Over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit Parliament Suspension (LONDON) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s provocative decision to suspend the British Parliament for a time before the country’s de...
20:45 2019-08-31

White Supremacist Who Plowed His Car Into Charlottesville Counter Protestors Begs for Mercy Ahead of Sentencing After being convicted of the murder of activist Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of others when he plowed his car into a crowd of counter protesters...
19:30 2019-06-23

Boston's Straight Pride Parade draws a few hundred marchers and counter protestors After months of build-up and debate, the controversial Straight Pride Parade is set to take place Saturday in Boston. Police say they're ready....
22:45 2019-08-31

Hundreds of Protestors Block Work Crews Ahead of Thirty Meter Telescope Construction in Hawaii Construction preparation for what is supposed to be one of the world’s biggest and most powerful telescopes was set to begin Monday in Hawaii, but op...
16:30 2019-07-17

Faraday Future's New CEO Gave Us The BMW i8, But The Actual Future Remains Uncertain Do you remember Faraday Future? Last time we were talking about it, it was getting $225 million for one more go at this whole “making a car” thing. B...
05:45 2019-09-05

What Seinfeld can teach us about science From micro pigs to the doping dangers of a poppy seed bagel, life may be imitating the US sitcomWhen Jerry Seinfeld starts his UK tour, listen out fo...
16:45 2019-07-12

How to Teach Your Kid to Blow Their Nose There are so many little life skills that we, as adults, have managed to master over the years. How to put on a jacket. How to tie our shoes. How to ...
00:15 2019-09-12

What Kylie Jenner Can Teach Us About M&A Coty’s next big idea needs to look less like CoverGirl and more like Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the five Kardashian-Jenner sisters, who created a ...
22:45 2019-07-12

uTalk can teach you a new language for just $20 It's been proven time and time again that learning a new language is one of the best things you can do in order to keep your mind active and hea...
18:30 2019-05-23

Teach Your Kid to Fix Stuff Around the House My single-parent mom couldn’t afford to hire a handyman to fix the house, so we did it all ourselves. Together we fixed windows, installed faucets, a...
01:15 2019-07-16

How to Teach Yourself to Do Hard Things Practice (supposedly) makes perfect, but who among us has never spent hours upon hours practicing something they didn’t even come close to perfecting...
02:00 2019-05-29

At Zappos, Algorithms Teach Themselves The online seller of shoes and apparel said a self-learning algorithm has shown promise in solving one of its most perplexing search-engine issues: i...
16:00 2019-07-09

Why We Should Teach Kids to Call the Robot 'It' As a new generation grows up surrounded by artificial intelligence, researchers find education as early as preschool can help avoid confusion about r...
22:15 2019-08-26

Teach Your Teens About the Dangers of Too Much Wheel I grew up with the Pierce Brosnan era of the James Bond franchise, and it became one of the most significant factors in me becoming an automotive ent...
22:30 2019-05-27

Teach Your Kid That Every Task Has a Beginning, Middle and End If I’m trying to help my six-year-old daughter Maggie become a more organized thinker, my instruction seems to be coming too late. “There are board g...
06:45 2019-08-13

Use a Fishing Pole to Teach Your Kid to Swing a Bat Because we are not above lazy parent hacks (may we present to you how to entertain your kid while lying down?), we are sharing this one. Attach a bas...
06:00 2019-06-22

What Reconstruction-Era Laws Can Teach Our Democracy “The Second Founding,” by the historian Eric Foner, argues that the radical promise of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments — all passed after the Civi...
19:15 2019-09-18

Use Candy to Teach Your Kid How to Swallow Pills Most children’s medicines are available in chewable or liquid form, but there will come a time when your kid has to swallow a pill. And that can be a...
21:15 2019-06-14

Teach Your Kids to Value Empathy Over Tenacity If you watched Coco Gauff’s third round loss in the US Open on Saturday, chances are you won’t remember the score or many details about the match its...
13:45 2019-09-04

Bletchley Park’s codebreakers still have lessons to teach The breaking of the Enigma code is rightly considered one of the triumphs of the Allied war effort. This landmark feat marked a significant turn...
15:00 2019-07-19

Fed Wants to Teach Banks Through Stress Tests, Not Fail Them A top Federal Reserve official said his agency’s tests of whether big banks can withstand a future economic shock need to be more predictable and eas...
02:15 2019-07-10

New law allows Illinois schools to teach hunting classes "Students who are exposed to lessons in hunting safety have a greater chance of respecting firearms and using them properly for the rest of their liv...
20:45 2019-08-01

A boy stole two planes for a joyride. Pilots now want to teach him how to fly The boy trespassed a small airport in Huzhou, a city in eastern China, piloting and crashing a seaplane onto a guard rail and driving another one. &...
21:45 2019-07-22

Wonderscope uses AR to teach literacy and tackle bullying After Pokemon Go put augmented reality on the radar of a mainstream audience, developers have intensified their efforts to find useful applications f...
17:45 2019-08-13

Teach Your Kids to Mediate Their Own Sibling Arguments Parenting more than one child can sometimes feel like refereeing. When the sibling bickering and brawling starts, it might seem like you’ve got two ...
17:15 2019-06-19

How do I teach my niece about racism without upsetting my brother? She is 13 and has had a very sheltered, conservative upbringing in one of the southern states of the US. How do I go about exposing her to different ...
20:30 2019-06-14

Teach Your Kids to 'Find a Parent' If They Get Lost When my son was four, my husband and I took him and his then two-year-old sister to spend the day on a Florida beach. The scene was picture perfect: ...
21:15 2019-09-20

Great New Picture Books That Teach, Without Preaching Sometimes kids need stories about the stuff they know already: how — and why — to hold hands. How — and why — to read books. How to be a good friend....
13:30 2019-06-21

This Sad Robot Made From Random Twigs Has to Teach Itself to Get Around Watching Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS robot backflip its way through a parkour course is impressive, but those seemingly effortless maneuvers actually repr...
00:15 2019-07-03

What parents need to teach kids about deepfake videos When their targets are elected officials, actual events from history or other public information, the videos have the potential to erode people’s tru...
00:45 2019-09-12

Parenting guides teach us everything – except how to be parents | Eva Wiseman From breast feeding to sleep training, there is a manual to help new parents. But how useful are they really? And don’t they just make us feel even m...
22:15 2019-06-23

Teach Your Kid About Money by Creating an Imaginary World When I stumbled into adulthood a couple of decades ago, money was an absolute mystery to me—or at least, the management of it was. Expenses like car ...
22:45 2019-06-05

Florida dad threw son, 5, into ocean to ‘teach him to swim’: cops A drunk Florida man tried “teaching” his 5-year-old son how to swim by allegedly tossing him into the Atlantic Ocean — and then proceeded to do backf...
06:30 2019-07-18

Osaka and Gauff teach a lesson in humility and sportsmanship In a US Open match lacking in tennis drama, Naomi Osaka’s act of kindness and Coco Gauff’s warm reception to it were more remarkable than any win or ...
03:45 2019-09-02

Teach Your Kid About Digital Safety With the 'Be Internet Awesome' Program As parents, we’re constantly urged to teach our kids about internet safety. It’s something we must do—this is clear. But Moms and dads need more guid...
00:15 2019-06-30

Work the room: can comedians teach you to boost your confidence? Standups Alexandra Haddow and Jamie Allerton offer their tips and tricks for speaking in public Almost every time we tell someone we perform standup ...
15:00 2019-07-08

These Prisons Are Banning Books That Teach Inmates How to Code The Oregon Department of Corrections [DOC] has barred inmates from reading dozens of books about technology and programming—many of which teach basic...
02:15 2019-06-22

Data and the dress: what Christopher Wylie can teach fashion Big data can help high street retailers maximise profits, but it also has the potential to improve sustainability. Should the consumer be worried abo...
07:15 2019-08-26

School probably didn't teach you much about money. Here are 4 things you should know Most millennials aren't financially literate. Here's what you need to know about your taxes, credit score, budgeting and student loans. &#...
05:45 2019-09-06

From Bowie to Beyoncé: what the stars can teach us about travelling in style Mia Farrow opted for a kaftan while Marilyn Monroe went for high heels. What can vintage celebrity fashion tell us about cool, comfortable travel? Co...
13:45 2019-08-14

Some German schools teach media competence to kids As children around the globe often feel stressed when it comes to dealing with the demands of the digital world, Germany has taken a more hands-on ap...
08:15 2019-06-12

You can’t teach schoolkids ‘resilience’ when they’re micromanaged every day | Richard Godwin The education secretary wants to ‘toughen up’ pupils, but that means less structure, not moreDon’t tell the Conservative leadership candidates, but t...
19:30 2019-05-31

Gothenburg, Sweden: The World's Most Sustainable City Has a Lot to Teach Us Scientists predict we've got about eleven years to vastly reduce global emissions before we're, in a word, screwed. That would require governments to...
18:15 2019-08-28

If I’m not trash, what am I? What Forky from ‘Toy Story 4’ has to teach about identity and self-worth The Emmy-winning actor Tony Hale says that he was "overwhelmed" by his Pixar experience — much like his new character in the latest "Toy Story" relea...
02:00 2019-06-22

Florida dad threw son into ocean to ‘teach him to swim’ — then did backflips: cops A drunk Florida man tried “teaching” his 5-year-old son how to swim by allegedly tossing him into the Atlantic Ocean — and then pro...
11:15 2019-07-18

Europa League: Arsenal teach Eintracht Frankfurt a lesson Frankfurt returned to the competition they set alight last season, but were taught a lesson in efficiency. Their Premier League opponents took their ...
06:45 2019-09-20

Former President Jimmy Carter returns to teach Sunday school PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is back to teaching Sunday school in Georgia after taking time off to undergo surgery for a bro...
21:30 2019-06-09

Small talk is cheap: Finland could teach us the art of keeping quiet Lessons in idle chit-chat are taking off among Finns, but what are they filling their lovely, wintry silences with?Few people admit to being skilled ...
19:15 2019-05-29

Dad dons booty shorts to teach his rebel daughter a lesson Her Daisy Dukes didn’t pass the dad test. A Florida father sought to teach his daughter a lesson about revealing outfits when he sported barely-there...
23:30 2019-06-18

Google Glass Has an Afterlife as a Device to Teach Autistic Children Privacy concerns caused the computerized eyewear to fail with the general public. But researchers believe it could help autistic children learn to re...
12:15 2019-07-17

Georgia Tech researchers teach robots to be mechanical MacGyvers There weren't many sticky situations that '80s television action hero MacGyver couldn't slip out of with the help of a disposable ligh...
19:15 2019-08-28

Europol is developing a ‘game’ to teach officers how to trace cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency crime fighters are about to have a lot more fun after Europol has revealed its developing a game to help law enforcers learn how to tr...
15:30 2019-06-14

Literacy app taps Marvel comics to teach kids to read Big Tech companies like Google and Amazon aren't the only ones invested in app-based literacy programs. Today, Kuato Studios unveiled a new lear...
01:30 2019-06-13

7 Black-Ass Things I Will Teach My Kids to Make Them HBCU Ready My daughter is now 10 years old. This means in 8 years she’ll be off to Spelman College in Atlanta to become the best she can be at the best HBCU in...
03:45 2019-05-25

Robot babies teach Colombian teenagers about parenthood – in pictures Schoolchildren in Caldas take part in a voluntary project using a rubber doll with built-in software programmed to act like a newborn Continue readin...
13:45 2019-07-03

Microsoft, Alphabet team up to teach quantum computer programming The very concept of a quantum computer can be daunting, let alone programming it, but Microsoft thinks it can offer a helping hand. It's partne...
08:45 2019-05-27

The White House Learned Four Internet Words and Wants to Teach You How to Say Them Wrong Today, President Trump hosted his big “social media summit,” which coincided almost perfectly with a worldwide Twitter outage. Notably, the White Hou...
06:15 2019-07-12

Ned Yost Can Teach You Whippersnappers A Thing Or Two About The Moon Landing, So Listen Up! The Royals beat the White Sox 11-0 last night, and got a complete game shutout from starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman. But who gives a shit about any o...
21:45 2019-07-17

Mysterious signals from space could teach us how dark energy works Weird bursts of radio waves from space could be used to measure cosmic distances, which would help us learn about dark energy and the universe’s expa...
23:30 2019-08-08

Eva Mendes is trying to teach her kids Spanish, but they're more interested in Spanglish Mendes shared how her daughter will combine both English and Spanish words to make a sentence and while adorable, it's "not a language."  ...
20:30 2019-05-21

Kashmir: Imran Khan says Pakistan will 'teach India a lesson' Pakistan PM says army is preparing to respond to anticipated Indian aggression in regionPakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, has threatened to “tea...
03:45 2019-08-15

Illinois requires public schools teach LGBTQ history Illinois public schools will be required to teach about the contributions of LGBTQ people across the state and the country — under a new law ap...
22:45 2019-08-13

This chatty, impossibly cute baby could teach us all a thing or two about conversation Babies are smelly and loud, but, yes, are they cute. We acknowledge this. However, their language of goos and gas undoubtedly make for some stale con...
00:15 2019-06-06

Schools to teach pupils about perils of fake news and catfishing Education secretary says guidance will help guard children against online harmsGuidance on teaching online safety in schools to make children more re...
21:30 2019-06-27

Nets teach Knicks tough lesson on way to ruling the city Good for the Nets. Good for Brooklyn. Good for New York. It is important to remember today what the Nets were like yesterday, the profound wasteland ...
11:45 2019-07-01

What 500,000 Americans hit by floods can teach us about fighting climate change | Elizabeth Rush Individual action can’t fight climate crisis. These Americans know we need a collective responseLast fall, as I landed in New Orleans, a seed of exis...
18:15 2019-08-30

Baltimore H.S. Principal Trying to Teach His Son a Lesson About Police Interactions Gets Verbally Abused by Cop A Baltimore high school principal is speaking out about an incident with a white county cop in which the officer degraded and demeaned him in front o...
22:15 2019-08-13

Nine-year-old who defies labels helps teach educators about queer youth When a third-grade teacher from Texas asked her mostly 8-year-old students what they wanted to be when they grow up, one of them wrote on the white b...
19:45 2019-06-19

Texas high school offers ‘Adulting 101’ to teach students ‘how to survive’ The Round Rock school is offering the basic life skills course to all grades, which will aim to teach students how to cook healthy food, write a resu...
04:15 2019-08-31

You Won't Believe the Basic Life Skills Gabrielle Union Has to Teach Dwyane Wade It's been just over a month since Dwyane Wade played his final NBA game. However, it looks like the former Miami Heat player is still getting used to...
16:30 2019-05-22

Polaris Slingshot Dealerships Will Teach You to Drive Stick This Month for Free Most of us can agree that driving stick, or at least knowing how, is a worthwhile investment of our time. It’s enjoyable, it can make a driver feel m...
06:15 2019-07-04

The best thing to do today to teach kids about money, according to a CEO who worked in finance for 10 years Laura Levine The best way to teach kids about money is to incorporate prices and spending into everyday conversations. That's according to financial...
12:45 2019-08-19

You can't enforce a ban on mobile phones in the classroom – we should teach kids to hate them instead | Van Badham Ours is a desperate hour, we can try to learn to read phones, cynically and powerfullyThe Australian state of Victoria has just banned mobile phones ...
09:45 2019-06-28

Intel AI researchers combine reinforcement learning methods to teach 3D humanoid how to walk Intel AI researchers have devised methods to combine forms of reinforcement learning in order to teach OpenAI's Humanoid how to walk without falling....
00:30 2019-06-12

Sportwatch: Tigers teach Lions a lesson, Dragons dust Titans – as it happened AFL: Richmond crush Brisbane; GWS beat Western BulldogsNRL: Dragons too good for Titans in Widdop farewellBasketball: Boomers make it 4-0 at World Cu...
18:15 2019-09-07

Gov. Kate Brown signs bill requiring Oregon schools to teach about Holocaust Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a new law Monday requiring that the Holocaust and other genocides be taught in state public middle and high schools beg...
10:15 2019-07-17

Texas high school offering ‘Adulting 101’ class to teach basic life skills ROUND ROCK, Texas (WTHR) — Growing up and becoming an adult is sometimes hard and the Round Rock Independent School District is trying to help. Round...
16:45 2019-08-27

I've worked in finance and technology for 28 years — this is how I teach my kids about money using their back-to-school shopping Associated Press Tim Sheehan is the co-founder and CEO of Greenlight, a debit card for kids that their parents can manage. He says that back-to-scho...
01:15 2019-09-03

Florida schools required to teach mental health courses after state ed board vote Florida's public schools will be required to give students at least five hours of instruction on mental health issues beginning in 6th grade after th...
05:15 2019-07-19

The Future Of Food: Can Lab-Grown Insect Meat Be A Future Food? Given the harmful effect livestock farming poses for the planet, researchers have proposed plant-based diets, insect farming, lab-grown meat, and gen...
11:30 2019-06-01

'Teach your sons:' Kourtney Kardashian talks Menstrual Hygiene Day in bikini pic The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star shared a sexy swimsuit pic and urged mothers to talk to their sons about periods on Menstrual Hygiene Day....
22:45 2019-05-28

Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher's defense lawyer wants to rejoin the Navy to teach prosecutors, says he fears for law-abiding warfighters The defense attorney who won an acquittal for decorated Navy SEAL Edward "Eddie" Gallagher earlier this month is seeking a waiver to rejoin the Navy ...
17:45 2019-07-16

What France---Yes, France---Can Teach the U.S. About Free Markets You wouldn’t think to look to France as a model of unfettered markets. But from cellphones to airfares, competition has risen in Europe but shrunk in...
19:45 2019-09-04

Hong Kong protests: Incredible pictures show thousands line the streets of Hong Kong in protest over extradition law Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through the streets of Hong Kong in protest over government-sponsored legislation that would allow peopl...
00:30 2019-06-10

An AI privacy conundrum? The neural net knows more than it says What is output by a neural network, such as an image classifier, is only a small portion of what the network in a sense "knows" about the data. And t...
06:15 2019-08-20

How to protect your privacy when you travel There are ways to safeguard your privacy on land and in the air. These tips can help you deal with cameras, data breaches and visual hackers.  ...
14:45 2019-05-31

Can Apple compete on privacy? Apple's has revved up its focus on privacy both in its products and marketing. Given today's mature smartphone market, though, the company may see gr...
21:15 2019-06-28

The Best Web Browsers for Privacy and Security Your web browser knows a lot about you, and tells the sites you visit a lot about you as well—if you let it. We’ve talked about which browsers are be...
02:30 2019-08-08

The FTC Wants More Privacy, Less Zuckerberg, at Facebook As part of a $5 billion settlement, Facebook agreed to potentially sweeping changes in how it manages privacy. But some doubt they'll alter the compa...
04:15 2019-07-25

Surfshark adds new privacy features to VPN Surfshark has added on two new services to its VPN service. From mid-June 2019, HackLock and BlindSearch will be introduced as Surfshark looks t...
13:45 2019-05-31

Should You Use a VPN for Internet Privacy? That Depends, Experts Say It’s safe to say that plenty of the shenanigans you get up to online are being tracked, logged, or monitored by someone. Whether it’s an ...
19:00 2019-07-31

When Apps Get Your Medical Data, Your Privacy May Go With It Medical groups are warning that new federal data-sharing rules, enabling people to get their health records through a smartphone, could lead to invas...
21:45 2019-09-03

Apple targets privacy in upcoming iOS Apple is offering iPhone users a way to bypass Facebook's and Google's sign-in services when using new apps. (June 3)    &#...
05:00 2019-06-04

Office 365 banned from schools in privacy row Microsoft's Office 365 software has been banned in part of Germany following fears over data privacy.The cloud-based online suite has been barre...
15:30 2019-07-16

Court rejects privacy suit A federal appeals court has torpedoed allegations that SiriusXM violated the Driver's Privacy Protection Act by using information collected in a deal...
13:15 2019-09-09

InvizBox 2 redefines what “privacy” routers can do Enlarge / The InvizBox 2 router: out-of-the-box VPN, easy Tor, and lots of ad and content blocking tools. Four years ago, in the wake of some cont...
23:15 2019-09-03

Using FaceApp to age your photos may be fun, but you could be giving up your privacy FaceApp, which lets you take a photo of yourself and add a filter that shows you much older, is raising some concerns with privacy experts.  &#...
19:15 2019-07-17

Facebook CEO may have known of questionable privacy practices: WSJ Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, ...
21:15 2019-06-12

K-Pop's BTS goes on holiday, asks fans for privacy South Korean boy band, BTS, will take their first long holiday in six years after a series of global hits, their managers said, asking fans to respec...
13:15 2019-08-12

How to Protect Our Kids' Data and Privacy Opinion: Kids today have an online presence starting at birth, which raises a host of legal and ethical concerns. We desperately need a new data prot...
16:30 2019-07-07

7 digital privacy tricks you’ll wish you knew before now We surround ourselves with devices. Our cars respond to us. Our smart TVs listen to us. Every camera in every tablet and laptop is a potential spying...
19:00 2019-07-14

Why encryption matters to your security and privacy Encryption is simply the process of converting information or data into a code that only the selected parties can read. But unlike the substitution c...
14:15 2019-08-22

Siri, sex and Apple's privacy problem As Apple prepares to launch a new iPhone, Alex Hern explores the privacy scandal around its automated personal assistant, Siri. Plus, Polly Toynbee o...
10:15 2019-09-10

Having Your ID Scanned at Bars Sucks For Your Privacy We’ve all been there—maybe you’ve had a little too much to drink and a bouncer is questioning your balance as they scan your ID. Unfortunately, at le...
23:15 2019-05-30

The online privacy checklist your kids need you to have Our social media accounts offer us ways to do privacy checkups for our own online lives, but there aren’t many resources out there to help us do chec...
06:45 2019-09-10

Privacy browser Tor is now available on Android, but not coming to iOS With online privacy becoming an increasingly rare luxury these days, most all browsers offer some sort of "incognito" mode that's supposed to help by...
11:00 2019-05-22

Facebook’s New Privacy Feature Comes With a Loophole "Off-Facebook Activity" will give users more control over their data, but Facebook needs up to 48 hours to aggregate your information into a format i...
13:15 2019-08-21

Privacy is Apple’s most premium product Apple announced a bunch of cool stuff at its developer conference yesterday: a new Mac pro, iOS 13 with dark mode, a new photos app, and iPadOS with ...
14:30 2019-06-04

Hong Kong artist wields a paintbrush at Hong Kong mass protests For 53-year-old Perry Dino, a paintbrush and canvas are weapons for opposing the Hong Kong government as it faces mass protests against a now-suspend...
13:30 2019-06-29

YouTube settles with FTC over child privacy violations Within days of launching its YouTube Kids site and adding more age categories to the Kids app, YouTube is settling with the Federal Trade Commission ...
08:15 2019-08-31

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...
19:45 2019-09-02

Privacy-first browsers look to take the shine off Google’s Chrome Before Google, Facebook and Amazon, tech dominance was known by a single name: Microsoft. And no product was more dominant than Microsoft’s web brows...
04:45 2019-07-06

Google open-sources its privacy systems Google is making things a bit easier for developers with the release of an open-source version of the differential privacy library that it uses to po...
05:45 2019-09-07

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

Free speech and privacy on the wane across the world Autocratic rule, increased media restrictions and use of mass surveillance affect almost half global population, researchers findNearly half the worl...
12:30 2019-08-08

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...
17:00 2019-06-19

FaceApp row: UK watchdog monitoring privacy concerns Information Commissioner’s Office says people should check how apps use their data The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is considering allegat...
03:45 2019-07-19

HMA VPN 5.0 adds new locations and enhanced privacy options In the latest version of its VPN, HMA (formerly known as HideMyAss!) has completely redesigned its software to simplify privacy for users while offer...
22:45 2019-09-17

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

California data-privacy law may become the model for Congress With no framework yet for a federal privacy law, states that took the initiative to regulate online firms' use of personal data may end up providing ...
07:15 2019-07-22

iPhone Privacy Is Broken…and Apps Are to Blame Don’t be too confident in those privacy controls. Our test of 80 apps in Apple’s App Store reveals most apps are tracking you in ways you cannot avoi...
17:45 2019-05-31

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

Dayton shooter's family requests privacy Mourning the loss of a mass-shooting victim and the gunman himself -- their daughter and their son -- the Betts family is "shocked and devastated by ...
22:30 2019-08-07

Facebook’s Getting Slapped With a $5 Billion FTC Privacy Settlement The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved a record privacy settlement against Facebook requiring the social media company to pay about $5 billion to...
00:30 2019-07-13

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

How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook's New Dating Service Gone are the days of poking people on Facebook that you wanted to poke in real life. Facebook officially debuted its new dating service in the U.S. y...
23:15 2019-09-06

It’s possible to monetize data while respecting consumer privacy — here’s how Murky policies, tricky wordings, and sneaky assumptions about consent… these are just a few of the shifty tactics being used by companies to learn al...
16:45 2019-09-13

Facebook's Zuckerberg Backs Privacy Legislation Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive and co-founder of Facebook, endorsed federal privacy legislation and greater regulation of political advertising, ev...
18:45 2019-06-27

The Privacy Problems Lurking in Apple's App Store A decade ago, privacy was declared “dead.” Now it’s risen as a global issue that governments, technologists, and consumers are fighting, often withou...
01:30 2019-06-05

‘The world’s greatest email app’ is a privacy nightmare Superhuman bills itself as the world’s greatest email client. It should, given how much it costs; users of the app pay $30 a month for a subscription...
18:15 2019-07-03

Instagram Privacy Hoax: Why You Can Safely Ignore It A closer look at an old viral Instagram hoax on permissions for photos and messages that even Secretary of Energy Rick Perry couldn't resist re-posti...
14:15 2019-08-22

The spy in your wallet: Credit cards have a privacy problem In our latest privacy experiment, we bought one banana with the new Apple Card — and another with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa from Chase. Here’s wh...
19:45 2019-08-26

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

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 repor...
22:45 2019-07-18

To Rein In Big Tech, EU Thinks Privacy, Not Prices Europe has taken the lead among democracies in policing the web business. With a mixture of legal actions and new rules tailored for the digital worl...
10:30 2019-05-24

Apple's Newest Luxury Product Is Privacy Apple wants to sell you all kinds of new services: music, magazines, a TV show about the Russians landing on the Moon first. But with the announcemen...
17:15 2019-06-04

The US wants to copy Europe's strict data privacy law – but only some of it Lawmakers, lobbyists and CEOs in the U.S. are looking to trying to pick out the best parts of the EU's privacy law called GDPR – and ditch what ...
15:15 2019-05-23

Facebook hit with $5bn fine over user privacy fears Facebook has been hit with a record $5bn fine by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle privacy concerns over the Cambridge Analytica data-s...
22:01 2019-07-24

This Site Uses AI to Find Issues in Privacy Policies Whenever you sign up for a new app or service you probably are also agreeing to a new privacy policy. You know, that incredibly long block of text yo...
01:30 2019-09-23

Facebook to pay record $5bn fine to end US privacy probe Facebook has been told to restructure its privacy policies and relax founder Mark Zuckerberg's control over them as part of a regulatory settlement t...
16:15 2019-07-24

Chinese 'deepfake' 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...
12:45 2019-09-04

Apple's Period Tracker Will Be Relatively Good for Your Privacy When Apple announced this week that they will add a menstrual cycle tracker to the Apple Watch, they were very careful to emphasize that the data you...
23:45 2019-06-04

7 digital privacy tricks you’ll wish you knew before now There are many other tricks for keeping our personal data away from snoops and hackers. Most of them have to do with changing your default settings. ...
14:30 2019-07-18

YouTube Said to Be Fined Over Children's Privacy Violations Alphabet's Google will spend up to $200 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission investigation into YouTube's alleged violation of a children's p...
22:15 2019-08-31

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

Here's Every New Privacy Feature Apple Announced Today Apple has been facing increased criticism of its privacy practices lately and rightfully so. During CES 2019 last year, the company tried trolling vi...
08:30 2019-06-04

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

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

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

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

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...
05:00 2019-06-04

Deepfake Chinese App Zao Faces Privacy Backlash 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...
20:45 2019-09-03

TikTok now faces a data privacy investigation in the UK, too TikTok is under investigation in the UK for how it handles the safety and privacy of young users. UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham told a...
20:45 2019-07-02

Apple Avoids Saying 'Privacy' During iPhone 11 Event Despite celebrating its privacy initiatives non-stop in recent years, Apple was surprisingly mum on the topic during its annual iPhone announcement e...
01:15 2019-09-11

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

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

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

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

As FaceApp Goes Viral, So Do Concerns About Privacy, Russia Ties Just as quickly as a free photo-editing app went viral among smartphones users this week, it drew a backlash that exposed growing concerns about digi...
02:00 2019-07-19

| 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

US senator calls for probe into FaceApp over privacy concerns Remember when FaceApp went viral for all the wrong reasons? That happened again recently, though this time, the controversy became big enough for a U...
19:45 2019-07-18

$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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FaceApp Lets You ‘Age’ a Photo by Decades. Does It Also Violate Your Privacy? Some security concerns raised about the app at the center of a popular social media trend are exaggerated, but experts say the developer should be mo...
05:00 2019-07-18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TikTok is under investigation in the UK over children's data privacy rights The U.K.'s data protection regulator is concerned about how TikTok collects and uses children's data, as well as the app's open messag...
14:30 2019-07-03

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

FaceApp's viral success proves we will never take our digital privacy seriously In early 2017, a service called FaceApp received a wave of press for using artificial intelligence to transform pictures of faces, making them look o...
22:30 2019-07-21

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

| 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

$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

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

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

"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

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 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

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

Facebook Agrees to Pay Record $5 Billion Settlement in Privacy Investigation Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion to resolve a U.S. investigation into years of privacy violations, a settlement that increases the board of...
15:15 2019-07-24

FaceApp Probably Won't Destroy Society, But the Privacy Trade-Off Is Still Shady as Hell As our lives are increasingly lived online, what seems like an innocuous (or even silly) digital act can end up having serious privacy consequences. ...
06:01 2019-07-18

Apple preaches privacy. Lawmakers want the talk to turn to action. Apple has helped to create sky-high expectations of its commitment to privacy. But as states introduce privacy legislation, Apple is either absent fr...
21:00 2019-07-15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

| Facebook CEO eases tensions but lawmakers press on privacy rules Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg's Washington charm offensive appeared to ease tensions between the social media giant and US lawmake...
16:00 2019-09-23

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YouTube under federal investigation over allegations it violates children’s privacy YouTube executives are discussing broad changes to how the video platform handles children’s content and are also examining ways to improve core feat...
22:45 2019-06-19

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in ongoing privacy investigation Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Facebook—the social media company that has been under intense public criticism for not adequately safeguarding the p...
07:15 2019-09-21

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

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

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

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

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

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 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'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 to pay record $5 billion U.S. fine over privacy violations; critics call it a bargain 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...
16:30 2019-07-24

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

FaceApp's privacy concerns: How the app compares to Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat terms A new wave of interest has made FaceApp the top free entry in the Apple and Google app stores. It has also lead to privacy concerns.   ...
02:00 2019-07-19

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

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

FaceApp adds decades to your age for fun, but the popular Russian-owned app raises privacy concerns Drake, LeBron James and other celebrities have helped extend the future-self craze on social media. But even if you delete content from the app, Face...
22:30 2019-07-17

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

InvisibleShield Glass+ Privacy screen protector: Keep your iPhone XS safe from drops and prying eyes When commuting in a packed train, traveling on an airplane for business, standing in lines, or working on your phone in other public areas it is impo...
19:15 2019-07-20

Facebook pays historic $5B fine and agrees to new privacy regulations as part of massive settlement After months of speculation, Facebook and the FTC agreed to a $5 billion fine for privacy violations, as well as new oversight on how the company han...
18:30 2019-07-24

Firefox Deploys a Slew of New Privacy Features, Taking Aim at Facebook and Invasive Online Trackers There are plenty of browsers to choose from, but two of the most popular, when it comes to privacy at least, are headed down radically divergent path...
01:30 2019-06-05

Facebook vs the feds: The tech giant will have to pay a record fine for violating users’ privacy. But the FTC wanted more. The settlement the FTC brokered marks the most significant privacy punishment ever levied against a tech giant. But the story behind it -- described ...
20:45 2019-07-22

Superhuman, Silicon Valley's Hottest Email App, Kills Location Tracking After Privacy Backlash Email startup Superhuman ruffled some feathers this week thanks to a viral blog post by former Twitter vice president of design Mike Davidson detaili...
09:30 2019-07-04

Privacy campaigners call for review of King's Cross facial recognition cameras Privacy campaigners today called for a national review of facial recognition technology as it emerged the controversial CCTV cameras have been deploy...
18:15 2019-08-13

Canada’s Digital Charter not strong enough to soothe privacy concerns on Sidewalk Labs: critics Canada's Digital Charter lacks sufficient legal enforcement power to effectively protect privacy and regulate use of personal data, according to crit...
19:30 2019-05-31

Judge lets Facebook privacy lawsuit proceed, calls company’s views ‘so wrong’ A federal judge on Monday night ordered Facebook to face the brunt of a privacy class action lawsuit, chastising the social network for views about p...
04:15 2019-09-11

Apple no longer letting humans grade Siri recordings amid privacy concerns Apple has temporarily halted the practice of having humans grade Siri recordings following a report that the automated assistant secretly listens to ...
08:15 2019-08-03

YouTube slapped with record $170M fine over violating children’s privacy laws YouTube and its parent company Google have been hit with a $170 million fine for violating a children’s privacy law. Veuer’s Justin Kirch...
23:45 2019-09-04

YouTube to pay massive $170M fine as it settles claims it violated children's privacy laws Google-owned YouTube has settled with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General, offering to pay a fine of $170 million on alleg...
01:45 2019-09-05

Pranks, Privacy and Lots of Pizza: Inside Ella and Alexander Clooney's Fun Childhood With George and Amal Gourmet pizza. Play dates with the royal family. That's just life when you are the kids of George Clooney. George and Amal Clooney are celebrating ...
13:30 2019-06-06

Privacy advocates worry that consumer license plate readers are creating a nosier neighborhood watch License plate scanners were once a law enforcement tool. Now, private citizens have access to this powerful surveillance technology through new start...
10:45 2019-09-20

U.S. government issues stunning rebuke, historic $5 billion fine against Facebook for repeated privacy violations The U.S. government on Wednesday issued an unprecedented rebuke of Facebook after a year of massive privacy mishaps, charging the company deceived it...
16:45 2019-07-24

A titan of global investing just booted Facebook from its do-good index as a direct result of privacy concerns Associated Press S&P Dow Jones Indices is removing Facebook from its S&P 500 ESG Index, which tracks companies that score well in its environmental,...
23:30 2019-06-13

Judge calls Facebook’s view on user privacy ‘so wrong’ as class-action lawsuit proceeds A federal judge ordered Facebook to face most of a lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ privat...
16:15 2019-09-10

Judge lets Facebook privacy class action proceed, calls company's views 'so wrong' A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook Inc to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analy...
02:45 2019-09-10

Apple and Google halt human voice-data reviews over privacy backlash, but transparency is the real issue Google and Apple are suspending some of their voice data-review practices, after reports revealed the extent to which humans review private conversat...
19:15 2019-08-02