Stories tagged: privacy
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 …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
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.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
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 …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
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 …