Privacy
Google Pay to better highlight ‘hidden’ privacy settings that limit data sharing  9to5Google · 4 days
Financial services often possess a wealth of information about user spending and transactions. After “Privacy settings” in Google Pay were erroneously hidden, Google is... more
Microsoft Insists Improvements in AI Need Not Come at the Cost of Privacy  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Microsoft announced a "zero-code" experience for the people who don't write code and brought a "code-first" machine learning experience for developers and... more
'Privacy Coin' Monero Offers Near Total Anonymity  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market is sliding, with a host of alternative digital coins gaining ground. more
Facebook Warns Advertisers 'Clear History' May Hurt Targeting  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Facebook issued a warning to advertisers that improved privacy for users will have at least one key trade-off: Weaker targeting. more
San Francisco bans police use of face recognition technology  CBC · 4 days
San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city... more
Google Rolls Out New Data-Reliant Ad Spots Days After Pledging More Privacy  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
Google on Tuesday rolled out several new ways for marketers to hawk their wares on Google's products, all based on the reams of data... more
San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition  BBC · 5 days
The city voted against the emerging technology amid fears of invasion of privacy and unreliability. more
After year-long lockout, Twitter is finally giving people their accounts back  TechCrunch · 5 days
Twitter is finally allowing a number of locked users to regain control of their accounts once again. Around a  year after Europe’s new privacy laws (GDPR)... more
Google opens Safety Engineering Center in Munich to lead global privacy initiatives  9to5Google · 5 days
Privacy was a tentpole announcement at I/O 2019 from Incognito Mode for Google Maps and Search to federated learning in Gboard. Sundar Pichai today... more
Google Opens German Centre to Improve Data Privacy  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Google says it's opening a privacy focused engineering centre in Munich, Germany, in its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials. more
Lenovo Unveils 'World's First Foldable PC', New ThinkBook Lineup  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s, 14s offer touch fingerprint reader, and camera cover for privacy control. more
Google's ad chief pushes privacy to gain back frayed trust - CNET  CNET · 6 days
In an exclusive interview, Google’s advertising head talks data collection, cookies and the lessons learned from Facebook’s privacy fiascos. more
Week-in-Review: Google impersonates Apple and Bezos eyes the moon  TechCrunch · 1 week
After Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy mea culpa at F8 last week, Google got its turn at I/O to promise consumers that their data wasn’t going anywhere that they didn’t want it... more
Facebook Sues Analytics Company to Send 'Message' About Privacy to App Developers  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Facebook has said it had filed a lawsuit against a South Korean analytics company that may have mishandled users' personal information. more
Apple's Tim Cook Discusses Leaning in to Journalism and Privacy  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in March that the tech giant was leaning into the news business by launching a news service, Apple News+. more
Why does Facebook fail to fix itself? It's partly humans  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The question comes up over and over: Why can't Facebook just fix its problems with extremist material, hate speech, election meddling and privacy invasions more
Three ‘new rules’ worth considering for the internet  TechCrunch · 1 week
Mark Zuckerberg recently argued for new internet regulation starting in four areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. Here are three more areas to consider. more
Amazon’s Echo for kids accused of saving information — even when asked to forget  Global News · 1 week
Privacy advocates in the U.S. said the kids' version of Amazon's Alexa won't forget what children tell it — even... more
Amazon’s kid-friendly Echo Dot is under scrutiny for alleged child privacy violations  THE VERGE · 1 week
Child and privacy advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday claiming that Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids devices are unlawfully... more
What is the best router that supports a VPN connection?  Windows Central · 1 week
One of the first steps in making sure your connection is secure and protecting your privacy online is using a virtual private network (VPN). You can set up... more
Alexa, does the Echo Dot Kids protect children’s privacy?  TechCrunch · 1 week
A coalition of child protection and privacy groups has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to investigate a kid-focused edition of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker.... more
Google CEO Sundar Pichai Takes a Dig at Apple, Says Privacy Is Not a 'Luxury Good'  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
In an op-ed written for The New York Times, Pichai defended his company's approach to privacy... more
Amazon Accused of Using Echo Dot Kids to Illegally Collect Data on Children  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
A coalition of 19 consumer and privacy groups plans to file a complaint Thursday alleging that Amazon's Echo Dot Kids Edition is... more
Google beefs up privacy measures — but some experts aren’t impressed  Global News · 2 weeks
Some critics say Google’s privacy updates sidestep more substantial changes that could threaten its ad-driven business model. more
The Latest: US regulators get sympathy on powers, fines  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Federal privacy regulators are getting a sympathetic hearing from Congress for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy, with lawmakers of both parties warning that fines against... more
Google CEO takes side-swipe at Apple ‘selling privacy as a luxury good’  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has taken a side-swipe at Apple, suggesting that the company is effectively selling privacy as a luxury good. Pichai doesn’t... more
Google's Privacy Promises at I/O 2019 Don't Sway Many Experts  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home. more
Google’s Sundar Pichai snipes at Apple with privacy defense  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
In an op-ed written for the New York Times, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has defended his company’s approach... more
US regulators under scrutiny as they look to punish Facebook  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy more
Google's privacy promises don't sway many experts  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the company's annual developer conference Tuesday with new privacy tools and updates to Google's artificially intelligent voice assistant more
Google Maps, Search Getting an Incognito Mode, Company Vows Greater User Privacy  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
At Google I/O 2019, Google emphasised new privacy settings in products like search, maps, thermostats and updated mobile phone software. more
Google Boosts Chrome’s Privacy Controls, Promises Improved Ad Transparency  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
At Google I/O 2019, Google emphasised new privacy settings in products like search, maps, thermostats and updated mobile phone software. more
Google's Sundar Pichai says privacy can't be a 'luxury good' - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Search giant's CEO highlights some of the company's efforts to improve user data privacy in a New York Times op-ed. more
Read Google’s new Nest privacy promise and tell me if you’re swayed  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Google wants to be inside your home. It wants to sell you cameras, alarm systems, and voice assistants to make your life — and... more
Facebook talked privacy, Google actually built it  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Mark Zuckerberg: “The future is private”. Sundar Pichai: ~The present is private~. While both CEO’s made protecting user data a central theme of their conference keynotes this month, Facebook’s product updates were mostly vague... more
The Latest: Google unveils privacy plan to limit cookies  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Google says its working to overhaul its Chrome browser to let users limit the number of tracking cookies that follow you around on the web more
Google's new Nest Hub Max smart display has a camera. Can you trust it? - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The new smart display puts a camera that can recognize your face on your countertop. Does... more
Google strengthens Chrome’s privacy controls  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Google today announced a major new initiative around its Chrome browser that will, in the long run, introduce significant changes to how Chrome handles cookies and enhance its users’ privacy across the web. With this move, Google is... more
What Chrome’s browser changes mean for your privacy and security  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
At the risk of sounding too optimistic, 2019 might be the year of the private web browser. In the beginning, browsers were a cobbled together mess that put... more
Google promises better privacy tools, smarter AI assistant  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the company's annual developer conference Tuesday with new privacy tools and updates to Google's artificially intelligent voice assistant more
Incognito mode comes to Google Maps video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
At Google I/O 2019, Google beefs up its privacy features, including the ability to make your Maps data private. more
Protestors fly banner-towing plane over Google I/O  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
It wouldn’t be a Google I/O without a little bit of controversy. In the middle of today’s keynote, a plane started circling the amphitheater where Google holds its annual conference, towing a protest banner.... more
Browse the internet privately for life for just $30  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Protecting our information and identity online is paramount in our world where online activity has become more and more prevalent as time goes on. Whether that information is a credit... more
Google Chrome Set Offer Privacy Tools to Limit Online Tracking: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off tracking cookies, the Wall Street... more
Chrome could push privacy with website cookie controls, report says - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Blocking cookies and other online tracking technology is becoming the new normal for web browsers. more
Microsoft announces new features coming soon to the new Microsoft Edge  Windows Central · 2 weeks
New features for the Chromium version of Microsoft Edge are coming soon. Here's a first look. Microsoft today unveiled new changes that are coming soon to... more
Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser will get new privacy controls, IE mode and Collections  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Microsoft today announced a number of new features for its new Chromium-based Edge browser, which saw its first public release only a... more
Facebook 'Labels' Users' Posts by Hand, Raising Privacy Issues  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
As many as 260 contract workers in Hyderabad has ploughed through millions of Facebook photos, status updates and other content posted since 2014. more
Facebook is pivoting  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
“The future is private,” said Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook’s roadmap, after conceding “we don’t exactly have the strongest reputation on privacy right now, to put it lightly.” But it’s easy to see why he would genuinely want that … now.... more
Vergecast: F8 and Facebook’s future in privacy  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
This week on The Vergecast, Nilay Patel and Paul Miller bring back Casey Newton and Ashley Carman to discuss the biggest announcements... more
HMRC forced to delete five million voice files  BBC · 2 weeks
The UK's tax authority is deleting recordings of taxpayers' voices that broke privacy rules. more
Adtech veteran Quantcast is latest tech giant to face GDPR privacy probe  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Another tech giant is under investigation in Europe for potential privacy breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), TechCrunch has learnt. The Irish... more
Facebook's Irish Privacy Probe Nears Conclusion This Summer  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
The first of 12 active investigations into large US technology companies by Ireland's privacy office could wrap up by the end of the summer. more
Google introduces autodelete privacy feature, a Huawei 5G 8K TV? video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Today's major tech headlines include Google's new autodelete feature that's aimed at user privacy, Facebook's cross-platform messaging initiative and word that Huawei... more
Consumer advocates give Congress a different perspective on data privacy law - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Tech companies have spent a record $65 million lobbying Congress on data privacy. At a hearing Wednesday, consumer advocates gave their recommendations. more
Facebook wants AI researchers to figure out privacy - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The company will pay for 5,000 people to learn about "secure and private" artificial intelligence because, as its CEO says, "The future is private." more
Google Adds New Auto-Delete Controls for Location History and Activity Data  MacRumors · 3 weeks
Google today announced a new privacy-focused auto-delete option for automatically removing Location History and... more
Facebook needs fixing. Zuckerberg says he has a plan - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
The world’s biggest social network has faced seemingly endless privacy, trust and corporate malfeasance scandals. Now it's charting a way out. more
Microsoft 365 Gets Privacy Controls to Expire, Revoke Access to Encrypted Mails, More  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Microsoft has added new features to Microsoft 365 that include controls to automatically expire or revoke access to encrypted emails and data... more
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