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Promises, promises: Facebook’s history with privacy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recent promises about addressing a privacy breaches echo his comments from seven years ago.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 1:55 p.m.

Three Facebook Messenger app users file lawsuit over privacy

Three Facebook Messenger app users have filed a lawsuit claiming the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages.


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 1:50 p.m.

Facebook revamps privacy tools as tighter EU rules draw near

Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover as it reels from criticisms over its data practices and faces tighter European regulations in the coming months.


Ask the Builder: Translucent window film adds to privacy in bathroom

I grew up in an older home that had unique pressed glass in the bathroom windows. It allowed lots of light in the room, and you didn’t have to put …


Supreme Court could limit police in digital-age privacy case

The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could impose limits on the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements through collection of their cellphone information.


Facebook risks EU-wide privacy fights after setback at top court

Facebook could be in the firing line of data privacy regulators across the European Union if the bloc’s top court follows the opinion of an adviser who said the social …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 12:13 p.m.

Sonic reports ‘unusual activity’ on some credit cards

Sonic says there’s been some “unusual activity” on credit cards used at some of its restaurants.


House investigators demand details on private emails by Trump team

A top House Republican has demanded details on the use of private emails by some of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:04 a.m.

Equifax CEO Richard Smith steps down amid hacking scandal

The chief executive of Equifax, the troubled credit reporting agency that suffered a massive data breach that affected as many as 143 million people, will retire, effective Tuesday, according to …


Equifax may be happy to spend $1 per customer for their trouble

Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data.


After massive Equifax breach, N.Y. attorney general presses TransUnion, Experian for details

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing two credit monitoring companies to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at …


FTC confirms it’s investigating Equifax breach

The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it is investigating the massive data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax, adding America’s top consumer watchdog to the chorus of federal lawmakers and …


Equifax’s seismic breach tests Trump pledge to dismantle rules

The massive Equifax data breach has triggered demands on Capitol Hill for stiffer rules and new requirements for what financial companies must do to fend off cyberattacks.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:11 p.m.

Consumers struggle to get answers from Equifax after massive hack

After announcing millions of people were impacted by an unprecedented hack on its systems, Equifax faced a customer service nightmare as panicked masses turned to a website and customer service …


Ex-Evergreen teacher gets 6 months in ‘upskirt’ case

Former Evergreen High School teacher Matthew Morasch was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail for trying to take “upskirt” images of a girl in his class and another woman …


Text messages as public records emerges as new Montana issue

Montana government leaders plan to create rules for when and how to preserve text messages after a news organization’s public-records request exposed the lack of a policy to retain the …


Court orders web host to provide records on anti-Trump site

An internet hosting company must turn over records for a website that the government alleges was used to plan violent protests on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 2:46 p.m.

No such law as ‘public voyeurism’ in Idaho, but police chief defends arrest anyway

An eastern Idaho police chief is defending the arrest of a man who was videotaping the outside of a public building even though the officer who made the arrest cited …


Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter data

A federal judge on Monday allowed President Donald Trump’s voting commission to go forward with collecting voter data from 50 states and the District of Columbia, ruling the White House …


Idaho residents at risk from Kansas cyberattack; millions of Social Security numbers exposed

Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, along with another 805,000 accounts …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

Trump says he wants voter fraud commission to have open mind

President Donald Trump on Wednesday questioned the motives of states that have refused to comply with his voter fraud commission’s request for extensive personal voter information, suggesting they have something …


Openings set in U.S. court for Bundy standoff retrial in Vegas

A federal jury in Las Vegas is due to hear openings in the retrial of four men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding …


Facebook fighting court order over secret government access

Technology companies and civil liberties groups have joined Facebook in a fight over government access to social media accounts.


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 11:53 a.m.

Proposed face scans for Americans flying abroad stir privacy issues

The Department of Homeland Security says it’s the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners. They have been required by law since 2004 to submit biometric …


Lawsuits filed over Trump voting commission requests

President Donald Trump’s commission investigating election fraud faced further pushback Thursday in the form of lawsuits seeking to block its collection of detailed information about every voter in the United …


Mexican journalists, activists targeted with spyware, report says

Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists were targeted by spyware produced by Israel’s NSO Group that is sold exclusively to governments, according to an internet watchdog group’s investigation published Monday.


Oregon bill sets deadline for release of public records

The Oregon House has given final legislative approval to a bill that requires state government agencies to comply with requests for public information in a timely fashion.


Man accused of hiding camera in work restroom

A 31-year-old man is accused of planting a camera in a unisex restroom and recording his co-workers at his east Vancouver workplace.


Washington lawmaker introduces bill to ban masks in public

A bill introduced in the Washington state Senate would ban the wearing of masks on public streets.


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Seattle passes ordinance to allow recording of police

People in Seattle now have a legal right to record encounters between the police and civilians.