Stories tagged: privacy
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
There’s a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you.
Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
The company reiterated Wednesday that it found no evidence of a security breach and that account problems are limited to “a very small percentage of users” of Disney Plus.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
Apple is expanding its website on privacy with more explanations about its commitments, though its policies and practices aren’t changing.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his probe has been going on for more than a year. He said he was disclosing it now because his office was making a …
Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook’s platform in a “very public way,” an executive …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019
Google unveiled the newest version of its flagship phone Tuesday, complete with features to help it compete with rivals including a more advanced camera, a faster artificial intelligence assistant and …
Sat., Sept. 28, 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau is creating tighter privacy controls in response to new fears about prying by data snoopers.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019
Users of Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can now request that recordings of their voice commands delete automatically.
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019
Delta Air Lines has begun using facial recognition technology at Los Angeles International Airport, installing cameras to identify passengers at one boarding gate and has plans to add more.
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
The Seattle software engineer known online as “erratic,” who is accused of hacking into Capital One’s computer systems and compromising the personal data of more than 100 million customers, pleaded …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
A former Amazon software engineer arrested last month on charges she hacked into Capital One bank and more than 30 different companies has been indicted by a federal grand jury
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
As part of the apology posted Wednesday, Apple reiterated an earlier pledge to stop keeping audio recorded through Siri unless consumers give their permission.
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
Amazon announces its facial recognition program used by Washington state police can now detect emotion drawing concerns from privacy advocates.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
Facebook says it paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
The FBI is looking for outside contractors to monitor social media for potential threats, setting up a possible conflict with Facebook and other companies over privacy.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019
A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users’ online activity using tracking “cookies,” even when privacy settings were set to …
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019
A consumer privacy group has filed a challenge to Facebook’s $5B settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, saying it is not “adequate, reasonable or appropriate” and lets the social media …
Tue., July 16, 2019
Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network’s ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a …
Thu., July 11, 2019
Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurer in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a data breach that exposed confidential …
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.
Wed., June 5, 2019
LabCorp, a medical testing company, said 7.7 million customers had their personal and financial data exposed through a breach at a third-party billing collections company.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019
Apple executives previewed a large set of privacy and speed-focused changes to the company’s phone and computer software Monday, some intended to help it diversify to offset eroding sales of …
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: Tue., May 14, 2019
Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world.
Fri., May 10, 2019
France welcomed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Paris on Friday with the threat of sweeping new regulations against his social media behemoth – and Zuckerberg himself called that proposal a …
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019
A kids’ version of Amazon’s Alexa won’t forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations.
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019
Google announced updates for its artificially intelligent voice assistant and new privacy tools to give people more control over how they’re being tracked on the go or in their own …
Tue., April 30, 2019
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday with more details about his new “privacy-focused” vision for the social network – including end-to-end encryption for …
UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019
Canada’s privacy czar is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes.