Stories tagged: privacy
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
Google has been fined nearly $57 million by French regulators for violating Europe’s tough new data-privacy rules, marking the first major penalty brought against a U.S. tech giant since the …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 5:05 p.m.
Facebook shuts hundreds of Russia-linked pages and accounts it says were part of two big disinformation operations.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
A flaw in Epic Games Inc.’s Fortnite put the accounts of millions of users at risk of malicious attack, researchers from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. said in a report …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 9:02 p.m.
Facebook says a software bug affecting nearly 7 million users may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than what these users intended.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 3:45 p.m.
Google still is having trouble protecting the personal information on its Plus service, prodding the company to accelerate its plans to shut down a little-used social network created to compete …
Sun., Dec. 9, 2018
Consumer advocates warn “smart toys” pose privacy and security risks for kids. Security experts have shown smart toys can be easily hacked, and toymakers have taken heat for major data …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook argued in an interview with Axios that aired on HBO Sunday that the tech industry’s approach to privacy reflects a failure of the free market, …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Google is going to Europe’s top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines globally.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:33 p.m.
Facebook users are adjusting their digital behavior following the turmoil on the platform during the 2016 presidential election, according to a new survey.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
Earlier this year, a federal judge signed a search warrant for a windfall of private information to help find the robber responsible for a string of crimes in southern Maine.
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 7:38 p.m.
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for …
Wed., June 13, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Apple’s recently updated policy for developers on its App Store now prohibits apps from selling information collected from your address book to other people.
Sun., May 27, 2018, 11:34 a.m.
Gadgets these days come loaded with microphones and cameras. They are all vulnerable to hacking or programming errors, and there’s nothing consumers can do to eliminate the risks short of …
UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
There are ways to minimize the odds that gadgets will serve up unpleasant privacy surprises.
UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
State utility regulators are pushing other utilities, including electricity providers, to adopt “smart,” automated meter technology. But the American Civil Liberties Union and others warn it potentially threatens privacy and …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
The U.K. parliament’s media committee demanded Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appear before the panel after lawmakers said the senior executive who testified Thursday failed to fully answer their questions about …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Cambridge Analytica unleashed its counterattack against claims that it misused data from millions of Facebook accounts, saying Tuesday it is the victim of misunderstandings and inaccurate reporting that portrays the …
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
A new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 7 in 10 online adults who’ve heard of the scandal – revelations that a data mining …
Thu., April 19, 2018, 1:42 p.m.
Facebook is set to comply with strict new privacy rules in Europe next month, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said publicly that those protections will be available around the world. …
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Wednesday that regulation of social media companies is “inevitable” and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders. But after two …
Sat., April 7, 2018, 4:27 p.m.
Facebook says it has suspended a Canadian political consulting firm amid media reports it had ties to Cambridge Analytica, a British data mining company accused of obtaining data from up …
Sun., April 1, 2018
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 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 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.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
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 …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could impose limits on the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements through collection of their cellphone information.
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
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 says there’s been some “unusual activity” on credit cards used at some of its restaurants.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
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.
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 …