Stories tagged: data
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:26 p.m.
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, 7:40 p.m.
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, 4:39 p.m.
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, 6:15 p.m.
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, 5:12 p.m.
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, 7:03 p.m.
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, 11:19 a.m.
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, 7:11 p.m.
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, 8:06 p.m.
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, 2:30 p.m.
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, 10:52 a.m.
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, 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.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Students are continuing to flock to science, technology, engineering and math fields statewide in record numbers.
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 9:26 p.m.
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, 4:30 p.m.
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, 8:01 p.m.
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, 7:33 p.m.
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, 7:13 p.m.
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, 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 …
Thu., April 19, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
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, 6:36 p.m.
Germany’s domestic intelligence chief says he wouldn’t trust Facebook with his data.
Tue., March 27, 2018, 11:46 a.m.
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, 4 p.m.
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, 9:23 a.m.
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, 8:41 a.m.
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, 10:23 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
A long-running citizen monitoring program at the University of Washington tracks dead seabirds as an indicator of the coastal environment’s health.
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Japan’s industrial standards agency searched offices of metals maker Kobe Steel on Friday as investigations into falsified data on its products widened.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
The Japanese government urged steelmaker Kobe Steel on Wednesday to clarify the extent of manipulation of inspection data on steel, aluminum and other metals used in a wide range of …