Victorian schools, kindergartens and childcare centres will soon be authorised to share and receive sensitive information about vulnerable children without parental consent, in a bid…Read More Child safety trumps privacy as schools join abuse information-sharing scheme
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, has warned Apple Inc to give equal treatment to all apps on its platform amid the iPhone…Read More Exclusive: EU's Vestager warns Apple to treat all apps equally amid privacy dispute
This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. There was a backlash to WhatsApp in…Read More The Truth About Your WhatsApp Data
BRUSSELS (Reuters) -Alphabet unit Google and digital advertising firms were hit with fresh privacy complaints to national watchdogs in six EU countries on Thursday over…Read More Google, adtech firms hit with fresh EU privacy complaints
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Alphabet unit Google and digital advertising firms are the targets of fresh privacy complaints filed in six EU countries on Thursday over…Read More Google, adtech firms targets of fresh EU privacy complaints
Save articles for later Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time. An Austrian privacy advocacy group drew a strongly…Read More Apple targeted by privacy campaigner who took on Facebook
FILE PHOTO: Executive Vice President of the European Commission Margrethe Vestager addresses the media during a joint statement with German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier (not…Read More Revamped EU data transfer tool may be ready by Christmas
When Amazon’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos, promised in 2013 that drones would soon be flying everywhere delivering packages, a miniature camera whirring through homes and…Read More Amazon Unveils Drone That Films Inside Your Home. What Could Go Wrong?
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) won preliminary approval late on Wednesday from a federal court for settlement of a lawsuit that claimed it illegally collected…Read More Facebook wins preliminary approval to settle facial recognition lawsuit
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Europe’s top court on Thursday rejected the validity of a mechanism used by thousands of companies to send data to the United…Read More EU court strikes down EU-U.S. data transfer tool in Facebook case
OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the…Read More Google faces lawsuit over tracking in apps even when users opted out
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – TikTok is under investigation for allegedly violating a settlement reached with U.S. authorities last year that resolved charges the popular app broke…Read More Explainer: How the U.S. seeks to protect children's privacy online
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Justice Department are looking into allegations that popular app TikTok failed to live up to…Read More Exclusive: U.S. probing allegations TikTok violated children's privacy – sources
(Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM.O) said on Thursday it did not provide any user information or meeting content to the Chinese government. The…Read More Zoom denies giving user information to Chinese government
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Chinese video app TikTok’s practices are to be examined by an EU task force, the bloc’s privacy watchdog said on Wednesday, which…Read More EU watchdog sets up TikTok task force, warns on Clearview AI software
Privacy experts criticize Zoom for not giving free users end-to-end encryption over worries that it won’t be able to cooperate with law enforcement Zoom says…Read More Privacy experts criticize Zoom for not giving free users encryption
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore has suspended the use of video-conferencing tool Zoom by teachers, its education ministry said on Friday, after “very serious incidents” occurred…Read More Singapore stops teachers using Zoom app after 'very serious incidents'
(Reuters) – Taiwan’s cabinet has told government agencies to stop using Zoom Video Communications Inc’s conferencing app, the latest blow to the company as it…Read More Taiwan tells agencies not to use Zoom on security grounds
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under…Read More Google plans to move UK users' accounts outside EU jurisdiction
(Reuters) – Google researchers have found multiple security flaws in Apple Inc’s Safari web browser that allowed the tracking of users’ browsing behavior, Financial Times…Read More Google finds security flaws in Apple's web browser: FT
(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google within two years plans to block a common way businesses track online surfers in its Chrome browser, endorsing costly…Read More Google cutting web cookies, ending lucrative tracking tool for advertisers
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A draft of a privacy bill written by Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker’s staff would set nationwide privacy rules and override state…Read More Republican privacy bill draft would set U.S. rules, pre-empt California: senator
PESCARA, Italy — Alessandro Biancardi, a journalist in the Italian coastal city of Pescara, knew he had a hot story for his small news website.…Read More One Brother Stabbed the Other. The Journalist Who Wrote About It Paid a Price.
Over more than a decade of writing about technology, reviewing a new iPhone has long been one of my simplest assignments. Year after year, the…Read More IPhone 11 and 11 Pro Review: Thinking Differently in the Golden Age of Smartphones
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) acknowledged a flaw in its Messenger Kids app, weeks after two U.S. senators raised privacy concerns about the application, and…Read More Facebook acknowledges flaw in Messenger Kids app
Apple has spent the last couple of years doubling down on its privacy message and adding tools to increase data protection for its customers. Now…Read More Apple boss says new privacy tools are about 'focusing on the user'
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Internet giant Yandex said on Tuesday it wanted to abide by the law but not to violate its users’ privacy in…Read More Russia's Yandex pushes back against pressure to share encryption keys: Ifax
Not everyone can quit Facebook, but “not quitting” doesn’t mean you want to spend all day on the site. As Facebook’s notifications get increasingly aggressive,…Read More Facebook’s Notifications Are Out of Control. Here’s How to Tame Them.
Facebook has begun preparing advertisers for its plan for a “clear history” tool that lets people clear their Facebook history, which will limit one of…Read More Advertisers are grappling for alternatives as Facebook plans to roll out a 'clear history' tool that could limit one of its most powerful targeting tools