Stories tagged: privacy
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020
Every sniff, nap or destructive moment can be watched live on a mobile device. Dog owners can even remotely launch treats.
Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
London police started using facial recognition cameras on Tuesday to automatically scan for wanted people, as authorities adopt the technology that has raised concerns about increased surveillance and erosion of …
Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
China denied involvement in any hacking activities on Tuesday after the United States indicted four members of the Chinese military for allegedly breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020
Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
The National Security Agency has discovered a major security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system and tipped off the company rather than exploit it for its own intelligence needs.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the Windows 7 operating system on Tuesday, meaning computers using it will be more vulnerable to malware and hacking.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 6, 2020
From the face scanner that will check in some attendees to the cameras-everywhere array of digital products, the CES gadget show is all-in on surveillance technology – whether it calls …
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.
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.