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
(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off…Read More Google set to launch privacy tools to limit online tracking: WSJ
(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it may have “unintentionally uploaded” email contacts of 1.5 million new users since May 2016, in what seems…Read More Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users
Privacy fears as report reveals MILLIONS of online photos are being used to train facial recognition AI without users’ consent Researchers are scraping millions of…Read More Photos used to train facial recognition AI without users’ consent
It’s nowhere in his job description, but Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, has recently taken a moonlight gig as Facebook’s privacy watchdog. On Wednesday, Mr.…Read More Maybe Only Tim Cook Can Fix Facebook’s Privacy Problem
Light-sabers, baby tech, luxury sleep pods, and delivery bots galore: CES wraps up with futuristic new products from all around the world (but are gadgets…Read More Smart but nosy: Latest gadgets want to peer into our lives
Facebook and some of the other largest technology firms in the world faced sharp criticism on Wednesday for failing to disclose the extent of the…Read More Facebook Rebuked for Failing to Disclose Data-Sharing Deals