Stories tagged: privacy
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 5:15 p.m.
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, 3:14 p.m.
Facebook says it paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:31 p.m.
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, 6:26 p.m.
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, 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 …
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6:04 p.m.
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, 5:56 p.m.
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, 3:48 p.m.
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, 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.
Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:15 p.m.
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, 7:42 p.m.
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, 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: Tue., May 14, 2019, 3:49 p.m.
Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world.
Fri., May 10, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
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, 2:19 p.m.
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, 4:29 p.m.
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, 11:21 a.m.
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, 5:36 p.m.
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.
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:19 p.m.
Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users’ privacy.
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:11 p.m.
Kroger and Walgreens are testing shelves and coolers with built-in cameras that try to guess your age, gender or mood as a way to show you targeted ads in real …
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:04 p.m.
Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information.
UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 2:55 p.m.
Britain’s privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to “like” posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it’s proposing to protect …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Social media giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist …
UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Europe’s antitrust regulators have slapped Google with a big fine for the third time in less than two years.
Thu., March 14, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Thursday he will protect President Donald Trump’s privacy if he receives a request from House Democrats for Trump’s tax returns.
Wed., March 6, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Facebook, which grew into a colossus by vacuuming up your information in every possible way and using it to target ads back at you, now says its future lies in …
Sat., March 2, 2019
We are well into the age of privacy haves and privacy have-nots. But privacy, it seems, remains one value that cannot be bought.
Sun., Feb. 17, 2019
A top Census Bureau official says an internal agency team found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 5:22 p.m.
A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a “multibillion dollar” fine for the social network’s privacy lapses.
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 9:15 a.m.
Google has been fined nearly $57 million by French regulators for violating Europe’s tough new data-privacy rules, marking the first major penalty brought against a U.S. tech giant since the …