Stories tagged: data
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020
The previously confidential computer records of a deceased Republican strategist reveal he was concerned Democrats were developing better data that could give them an advantage in the next round of …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 20, 2019
A Ukrainian security researcher says a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users was exposed on the open internet for …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
There’s a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019
AT&T will pay $60 million in a settlement with federal regulators after it was accused of slowing data speeds for millions of wireless customers who paid for “unlimited” plans. The …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information about you on outside websites and apps.
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019
The alleged hacker, Paige A. Thompson, obtained Social Security and bank account numbers in some instances, as well other information such as names, birthdates, credit scores and self-reported income, the …
Tue., June 11, 2019
Facebook is launching an app that will pay users to share information with the social media giant about which apps they’re using.
Fri., May 24, 2019
Report: First American Financial’s privacy lapse exposes bank account numbers, other personal info contained in 885 million real estate title files.
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019
Nearly 200 million people ensnared in Yahoo data breach are eligible for up to $117.5 million in free services, other potential restitution.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Google is looking into building a $600 million data center in central Minnesota that would be powered by two wind farms.
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
The Catholic church in Congo announced Thursday its data show a clear winner in Sunday’s presidential election, and it called on the electoral commission to publish the true results in …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018
Internal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
The company isn’t saying how many of its employees may be impacted by the security breach it alerted workers to this week.
Thu., Sept. 20, 2018
A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018
European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant’s treatment of smaller merchants on its website.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
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.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018
Students are continuing to flock to science, technology, engineering and math fields statewide in record numbers.
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018
Scientists no longer have to collect poop to get key data on the health of endangered right whales. A new study indicates that under the right conditions, scientist can get …
Tue., June 12, 2018
Facing at least three lawsuits demanding more data on the death toll, Puerto Rico’s government released new information on Tuesday that added detail to the growing consensus that hundreds or …
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018
Chinese phone maker Huawei said Wednesday it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other manufacturers.
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018
Research airplane photographs Spokane real estate and finds 50 new construction sites since last year
For the past few days, real estate research company CoStar Group has been circling the Spokane area and taking pictures of its construction sites to gather data about the area …
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018
Facebook is disputing a New York Times report about how it shares data with device-makers from Apple and Amazon to Samsung. They’re privy to Facebook users’ information but it’s nothing …
Tue., April 24, 2018
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 …
Thu., April 19, 2018
The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions …
Wed., April 11, 2018
Germany’s domestic intelligence chief says he wouldn’t trust Facebook with his data.
Tue., March 27, 2018
New data show Trump’s restrictive refugee policies are reshaping who is coming to Washington — and who isn’t
Refugees entering Washington from Iraq and Iran, numbering in the hundreds last year, totaled just 15 combined over the past six months. The number of Syrian refugees during that period: …
UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018
A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news as authorities step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used …
Mon., March 19, 2018
A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that “took fake news to the next level,” a former employee …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
The Pentagon has ordered an independent federal auditor to stop providing the public with key information about U.S. war efforts in Afghanistan, accelerating a clampdown on data, such as the …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
Spokane is revamping its annual count of the city’s homeless people to gather more data that city officials hope will help them better find gaps in services.