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YouTube Said to Pay Fine in the US Over Violating Kids' Data Privacy Laws  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The Federal Trade Commission has finalised a settlement with Google in its investigation into YouTube for violating federal kids' data... more
Rise of doorbell cameras an ‘unmitigated disaster’ for neighbourhood privacy: experts  Global News · 2 days
Critics complain that the systems turn neighborhoods into places of constant surveillance and create suspicion that falls heavier on minorities. more
Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears  ABC NEWS · 3 days
America's fast-growing web of doorbell cameras is being fueled in part by the support of cities and police departments whose officials seem them as a tech ally in the fight against crime more
U.S. lawmakers call for privacy investigation into FaceApp  Global News · 3 days
Poland's digital affairs ministry and cyber authorities in Lithuania are also looking into concerns over inadequate protections of privacy, AFP reports. more
The FTC looks to change children’s privacy law following complaints about YouTube  TechCrunch · 3 days
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering an update to the laws governing children’s privacy online, known as the COPPA Rule (or, the Children’s... more
iOS 13: Here are the new security and privacy features you might’ve missed  TechCrunch · 3 days
In just a few weeks Apple’s new iOS 13, the thirteenth major iteration of its popular iPhone software, will be out —... more
FaceApp: US Senator Asks FBI, FTC to Probe Viral Photo Editing App Over Security Concerns  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
US Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a... more
Myths and risks in app that gives you peek into older self  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A popular app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves is under fire for privacy concerns. more
FaceApp says it's not uploading all your photos - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The viral app that uses AI to see what you'll look like older responds to privacy concerns. more
FaceApp is back and so are privacy concerns  THE VERGE · 4 days
FaceApp FaceApp, a Russia-based app that applies filters to photos, is having another moment in the spotlight this week. The... more
‘I don’t think you should launch Libra at all,’ congresswoman tells Facebook  THE VERGE · 4 days
Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call On Wednesday, Facebook cryptocurrency chief David Marcus faced Congress for a second round of questioning, this time from... more
VidCon, seed-stage dilution, advertising, privacy, and building a career in design  TechCrunch · 4 days
The need-to-know takeaways from VidCon 2019 Extra Crunch media columnist Eric Peckham took part in all the craziness that has become VidCon this past week, where... more
FaceApp responds to privacy concerns   TechCrunch · 4 days
FaceApp, the AI-powered selfie-editing app that’s been having another viral moment of late, has now responded to a privacy controversy that we covered earlier here. We’ve pasted the company’s full statement at the bottom of this post. The... more
The downside of giving app users too many superpowers  CBC · 5 days
The superhero with X-ray vision who can see through buildings is probably guilty of substantial privacy violations, and... more
Facebook's Digital Currency Plan Gets Hostile Reception From US Senators  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
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... more
Facebook reportedly hasn’t contacted the regulator it says will oversee Libra’s privacy and data security  TechCrunch · 5 days
A Swiss regulatory agency that Facebook executive David Marcus said in Congressional testimony would be responsible for overseeing... more
Facebook's currency plan gets hostile reception in Congress  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Under withering criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network giant's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system... more
Social chat app Capture launches to take a shot at less viral success  TechCrunch · 5 days
At first glance launching a new social app may seem as sensible a startup idea as plunging headfirst into shark-infested waters. But... more
DuckDuckGo Enhances Apple Maps Integration, Including Dark Mode  MacRumors · 5 days
DuckDuckGo has been using Apple Maps to power map-related searches on both desktop and mobile since January, and today the... more
Facebook executive defends currency plan to senators  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Under withering criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network giant's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects... more
The Latest: Senators grill Facebook on Libra and trust  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Senators are grilling Facebook on its plans to launch a new digital currency when it's still battling problems with privacy and other issues. more
Keep Chrome from spilling your secrets to prying eyes - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Until Chrome starts helping you guard your privacy, these browser extensions can help. more
Why commerce companies are the advertising players to watch in a privacy-centric world  TechCrunch · 6 days
The unchecked digital land grab for consumers’ personal data that has been going on for more than a decade is coming to... more
WaPo: Apple reluctant to push privacy regulation despite company focus  9to5Mac · 6 days
Apple has been a vocal supporter of protecting user data, but a new report from The... more
Keep Chrome from revealing your data to everyone - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Until Chrome starts helping you guard your privacy, these browser extensions can help more
Google Assistant Data Breach Faces Review by Irish Privacy Watchdog  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Google faces a possible investigation by Irish data privacy regulators related to reports that contractors had been able to listen to audio of users of its digital assistant... more
Facebook faces a $5B FTC fine, the largest ever in tech  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A Wall Street Journal report says that the FTC has voted this week to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations more
US FTC Said to Approve $5-Billion Facebook Fine Over Privacy Issues  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The US Federal Trade Commission approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook this week over its investigation into the social media company's handling of user... more
US regulator approves $5bn fine for Facebook - report  Sky News · 1 week
The US Federal Trade Commission has voted to approve a fine of about $5bn for Facebook over privacy violations, according to a report. more
Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine is an embarrassing joke  THE VERGE · 1 week
Facebook’s stock went up after news of a record-breaking $5 billion FTC fine for various privacy violations broke... more
As FTC cracks down, data ethics is now a strategic business weapon  TechCrunch · 1 week
$5 billion. That’s the apparent size of Facebook’s latest fine for violating data privacy. While many believe the sum is a slap on the wrist,... more
FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook: Report  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A Wall Street Journal report says that the FTC has voted this week to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations more
Facebook reportedly gets a $5 billion slap on the wrist from the FTC  TechCrunch · 1 week
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly agreed to end its latest probe into Facebook‘s privacy problems with a $5 billion payout.... more
Facebook smacked with record $5 billion fine by FTC over privacy violations  9to5Mac · 1 week
Reported by The Wall Street Journal this afternoon, sources have shared that the FTC has approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook over privacy... more
Report: FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A Wall Street Journal report says that the FTC has voted this week to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations more
Get the most from your Facebook Portal video - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Facebook may be facing difficult times over concerns regarding privacy and potential meddling in the 2016 election, but it continues to roll out improvements to its Portal device.... more
Apple Returns Parental Control App OurPact to App Store After Removing It Over Privacy Concerns  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Apple this week restored parental control app OurPact to App Store after removing it in February, the company... more
Google is investigating the source of voice data leak, plans to update its privacy policies  TechCrunch · 1 week
Google has responded to a report this week from Belgian public broadcaster VRT NWS, which revealed that contractors... more
Google still uses humans to review Assistant queries, raises privacy concerns  9to5Google · 2 weeks
A report from a Belgian network, VRT, has uncovered how Google is using human subcontractors... more
OneTrust raises $200M at a $1.3B valuation to help organizations navigate online privacy rules  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
GDPR, and the newer California Consumer Privacy Act, have given a legal bite to ongoing developments in online privacy and... more
Conservative groups push Congress not to meddle with internet law  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Over a dozen right-leaning groups wrote to Congress on Wednesday asking leaders to reject any changes... more
7 security tips to keep people and apps from stealing your data - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Data privacy experts weigh in on how to protect your personal information when on your phone. more
Privacy watchdogs launch investigation over Desjardins privacy breach  CBC · 2 weeks
A pair of privacy watchdogs have launched an investigation after a data breach at Desjardins Group that affected nearly three... more
Marriott's data breach deserves $124M fine, UK privacy watchdog says - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The GDPR strikes again, in the wake of 339 million hotel guest records being exposed in a security incident. more
UK watchdog plans to fine Marriott £99m  BBC · 2 weeks
The UK's data privacy regulator has said it plans to fine the US hotel group for a data breach. more
Facebook US Data Transfer Case Goes to Europe's Top Court  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
An Austrian privacy campaigner's long-running legal battle against Facebook over its data transfers to the US reached the European Union's highest court on Tuesday. more
Facebook US data transfer case goes to Europe's top court  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Legal battle between Austrian privacy campaigner, Facebook over data transfers goes to Europe's top court more
The ugly side of Facebook’s pivot to privacy is starting to show  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
It’s been four months now since Facebook announced its intention to invest more heavily in private groups and messaging, and recently that effort has... more
Conservatives push for emergency meeting after Desjardins privacy breach  CBC · 2 weeks
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is pushing for an emergency Commons committee meeting in the wake of a massive personal data... more
Here's what you need to do before selling a used PC  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Ready to sell your old computer? Then do this before selling it to protect your privacy and get the most value. If you're planning to sell... more
Huawei CEO Says Apple Is His 'Role Model' for Protecting User Data  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Zhengfei stressed that his company will not provide users' data to the Chinese government at any cost, the way Apple does not provide data... more
Internet group brands Mozilla ‘internet villain’ for supporting DNS privacy feature  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
An industry group of internet service providers has branded Firefox browser maker Mozilla an “internet villain” for supporting a DNS security standard. The U.K.’s Internet Services... more
Safeguard your data and privacy with this award-winning VPN  Windows Central · 2 weeks
If you’re still browsing the web without the protection of a Virtual Private Network (VPN), you’re leaving your devices open to an increasingly large number of cyber attacks that can... more
Apple Debuts New Privacy-Focused iPhone Billboards in Canada  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Apple has debuted two new billboards in Canada that underline the company's privacy stance, following a similar privacy-focused marketing campaign... more
Facebook, Privacy Activist Schrems Face Off in July 9 Court Hearing  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Facebook will face Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems next week at Europe's top court in a landmark case that could affect how hundreds of thousands of... more
Apple debuts two new privacy-focused billboards, including one near a Google building  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Ahead of CES back in January, Apple debuted new billboard advertisements highlighting its focus on user privacy. Apple is now continuing that campaign with... more
You can disable auto image downloads in Outlook — here's why you should  Windows Central · 3 weeks
You can disable automatic picture downloads on emails to prevent people from obtaining your private information, and in this guide, we show... more
Google details capturing app audio in Android Q  9to5Google · 3 weeks
One clear focus for Google in Android Q has been protecting privacy and improving how the OS handles permissions. In... more
UK’s CMA launches investigation into digital advertising and its “potential harm” to consumers  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Just two weeks after the UK’s Information Commissioner published a damning report setting out major privacy and other concerns about programmatic advertising,... more
New approach to state drone laws balances privacy and innovation  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Brian Wynne Contributor Share on Twitter Brian Wynne is the president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. More posts by this contributor The biggest... more
Irish Regulator Opens Third Privacy Probe Into Apple  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), has opened a third privacy investigation into Apple over the last few weeks. more
Apple now under third privacy investigation in Ireland; other tech giants too  9to5Mac · 3 weeks
Apple is now under a third privacy investigation in Ireland, this time looking at whether the company fully meets GDPR requirements in regard to... more
TikTok is being investigated in the U.K. for how it handles children’s data and safety  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
TikTok is being investigated in the U.K. for how it handles the safety and personal data of underage... more
TikTok is being investigated over children's privacy again, report says - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The UK is reportedly following suit after a successful US case against the social video app. more
APNewsBreak: Data scientist drops Facebook defamation suit  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
APNewsBreak: Data scientist in privacy scandal drops defamation suit against Facebook more
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Apple shares 3 new iPhone ads highlighting App Store privacy, iMessage, more
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[Update: Rolling out] Google Web & App Activity and Location History can now be set to auto-delete
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Comment: Sign in with Apple shows the company fighting for user privacy, even if users don’t care
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