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Thursday, Jul. 28, 2022
Twitter warned Thursday that governments around the globe are asking the company to remove content or snoop on private details of user accounts at an alarming rate.
The social media company revealed in a new report that it fielded a record number of legal demands — nearly 60,000 during a...
Monday, Apr. 26, 2021
Apple is following through on its pledge to crack down on Facebook and other snoopy apps that secretly shadow people on their iPhones in order to target more advertising at users.
The new privacy feature, dubbed "App Tracking Transparency," rolled out Monday as part of an update to the...
Monday, Apr. 17, 2017
The telecom industry's lobbying muscle pushed a consumer privacy measure to a swift death in Congress.
Republicans struck down Obama-era rules that would have imposed tight restrictions on what broadband companies such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast could do with their customers'...
Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017
President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Monday that could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers' browsing habits.
The bill scraps a Federal Communications Commission online privacy regulation issued in October to give consumers more control...
Friday, Mar. 24, 2017
The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses.
Those rules, not yet in effect,...
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
It's been 15 years since Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy infamously quipped "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it." You'd think we would have gotten the message by now, with all the news of online data breaches, revelations about broad government...