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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
The Fitbits on our wrists collect our health and fitness data; Apple promises privacy but lots of iPhone apps can still share our personal information; and who really knows what they're agreeing to when a website asks, "Do You Accept All Cookies?" Most people just click "OK" and hope for the...
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018
A U.K. Parliament committee accused Facebook on Wednesday of cutting special deals with some advertisers to give them more access to data as it released 250 pages worth of documents on the tech giant's internal discussions about the value of users' personal information.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
The head of Apple on Wednesday endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S. and renewed the technology giant's commitment to protecting personal data, which he warned was being "weaponized" against users.
Speaking at an international conference on data privacy, Apple CEO Tim...
Saturday, Sep. 29, 2018
For users, Facebook's revelation of a data breach that gave attackers access to 50 million accounts raises an important question: What happens next?
For the owners of the affected accounts, and of another 40 million that Facebook considered at risk, the first order of business may be a...
Thursday, Sep. 27, 2018
Congress is taking the first steps toward setting national rules governing how companies use consumers data — although one of its goals might be to prevent states from enacting stronger privacy protections of their own.
The approach being pondered by policymakers and pushed by the...
Friday, Jun. 29, 2018
California will soon have what experts call the nation's most far-reaching law to give consumers more control over their personal data under a bill the governor signed Thursday.
The law will compel companies to tell customers upon request what personal data they've collected, why it was...