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major sms security lapse is a reminder to use authenticator apps instead
A recent data breach has exposed a database of around 26 million text messages containing private customer information, reports TechCrunch. In addition to the...
facebook s latest scandal has washington s full attention
Facebook’s day was consumed with the fallout from Wednesday’s New York Times story about its slow response to Russian interference, which generated...
Here's a handful of the devices from Mozilla's second annual Privacy Not Included list of connected tech with questionable privacy and security features. Researchers examined everything...
For once, Apple is following Google in a privacy protection.
privacy advocates sound the alarm after google grabs deepmind uk health app
Google has stoked fears in the UK regarding its access to private medical data after the decision was made to transfer part of its...
mozilla releases privacy report on which holiday gadgets are too creepy
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Mozilla has released a privacy report...
If you're planning on picking up some cool new smart device for a loved one this holiday season, it might be worth your while...
A think tank researcher explains how political campaigners can use information gleaned from an online search.
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project fi promises privacy with google run vpn
Internet providers and wireless carriers, by necessity, can see the traffic coming and going to your phone. Some companies have better privacy...
Cognigo, a startup that aims to use AI and machine learning to help enterprises protect their data and stay in compliance with regulations like GDPR, today announced that it has...
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your snapchat friendships now have their own profiles and merchandise
Snap has long resisted traditional social network profiles, arguing that a network of close friends didn’t...
Cloudflare launched its privacy-focused DNS service 1.1.1.1 for Web users back in April.
Randall Stephenson also calls 5G "critical" to the future of media consumption.
Amazon's Alexa may be in ten thousand different devices now, but they all have one other thing in common: they're new. So for those of us that prefer old things but still...
google alphabet and the fight over a controversial smart city in toronto
On CBC's new daily podcast Front Burner, technology reporter Matthew Braga explains Sidewalk Toronto's plan to create a futuristic neighbourhood in downtown Toronto and...
Months after announcing its privacy-focused DNS service, Cloudflare is bringing 1.1.1.1 to mobile users. Granted, nothing ever stopped anyone from using 1.1.1.1 on their phones or tablets already....
Libertarian on lockdown? Privacy minded or paranoid? Security is more front of mind today than ever befroe. If it’s not a company...
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Democratic control of the House of Representatives means consumer privacy legislation could be on...
statscan s plan to harvest private banking info on hold pending investigation
The country's chief statistician says his agency's controversial plan to harvest individuals' banking information...
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Google already publishes a number of Transparency Reports ranging from political advertising to user information requests...
VIDEO Commentary: After nonstop privacy and security screwups, the social network wants us to trust it even more with...
Taking back the operating system, one privacy setting at a time...
Planning to get in early on the Portal phenomenon? Facebook announced today that it’s starting to ship the video chat device. The company’s first true piece of devoted hardware comes in two configurations: the...
British information commissioner takes political operatives, social networks and data brokers to task for their "disturbing disregard for voters' personal privacy."
From The 3:59 show: Waitlist apps put up your patience against your privacy concerns.
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The UK’s privacy watchdog has asked Facebook’s lead EU regulator to look into ongoing data protection concerns about its ad platform — including how its platform is being...
Patience is a virtue. It could also protect your data.
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The UK’s data watchdog has warned that Facebook must overhaul its privacy-hostile business model or risk burning user trust for good. Comments she made...
From The 3:59 show: Senator Ron Wyden introduces a draft of the Consumer Data Protection Act.
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Plus, a look at your voter data and a new privacy bill is introduced.
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apple google facebook and others push back on trump transgender policy
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and more than 50 other companies issued a joint...
Penalties could go as high as 20 years in prison for a failure to protect your data.
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Penalties could go as high as 20 years in prison for a failure to protect your data.
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Penalties can go as high as 20 years in prison for failing to protect your data.
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new privacy rules will force canadian companies to disclose data breaches
New privacy rules designed to better safeguard the personal data of Canadians and let...
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The case focused on user privacy, but users didn't get any money in the deal.
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privacy commissioner launches probe into statscan over collection of financial data
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has launched an investigation into Statistics...
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The Supreme Court is struggling over what to do about an $8.5 million class-action settlement involving Google and privacy concerns in which all the money went to lawyers...
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The governments want to hear directly from Facebook's CEO.
how congress could rein in google and facebook
Lawmakers are getting ready to take on data privacy, but the details of the bill are still up for grabs...
apple shares t2 security chip guide detailing privacy features never before seen on mac
Apple's event today included brief details about the...
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google wants to make its products more human
Off the heels of Google’s event announcing the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub, Nilay sat down with Ivy...
After months of work, a set of guidelines designed to protect humanity...
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Signal, regarded as the gold standard of end-to-end encrypted messaging apps, is rolling out a new feature that...
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We all value our privacy, and when have so much of our lives online, that privacy and security is paramount. It's far too often that people are the...
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts...
A little-known but highly influential group of attorneys from across the country will soon meet in Detroit and could change our skies forever. They claim their...
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Britain slaps Facebook with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) _ the maximum possible _ for its behavior in the Cambridge Analytica scandal as EU seeks audit.
how china complicates apple s chest thumping about privacy
Our biggest tech companies generally don’t criticize one another in public. But over the past year, there’s been a glaring exception: Apple...
Following his keynote speech in Brussels this morning,...
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On the heels of Tim Cook’s comments at a Brussels privacy event this afternoon, Facebook’s former...
Today we’ve got better controls over data in Search, multi-room...
From The 3:59 show: Apple CEO Tim Cook is the highest-profile tech executive to push for change.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg asks users to trust Facebook to do what's best when it comes to privacy.
You also have more control over the ads you see and the info Google saves.
For weeks, a small team of security researchers and developers have been putting the finishing touches on a new privacy app, which...
VIDEO Speaking to a roomful of privacy commissioners today, Apple CEO Tim Cook quoted something Steve Jobs said about tech privacy way back in 2010....
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Cook hit out at social media companies that suck up customer data. "This is surveillance," he said.
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Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns of data being 'weaponized' against users
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The Apple boss also praised the EU's new data protection regulation GDPR, in a speech in Brussels.
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Top executives from Apple, Google and Facebook are set to speak at an international conference on data privacy, an issue over which tech companies are facing increasing scrutiny
tim cook warns of data industrial complex in call for comprehensive us privacy laws
Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for new digital privacy...
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Firefox parent Mozilla is returning to back the Tor Project, its long-time ally, after it committed to matching all donations made to fund Tor, the open source initiative to improve online...
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tim cooks warns of data industrial complex in call for comprehensive us privacy laws
Apple CEO Tim Cook has called for new digital privacy...
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firefox 63 released with enhanced tracking protection to block third party cookies
Mozilla has released Firefox 63, which introduces Enhanced Tracking Protection, a feature that blocks...
The new privacy features are also coming to a new EliteBook business convertible.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to endorse the idea of a “comprehensive federal privacy law” for the U.S. in a keynote...
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Financial independence from Google isn't easy for a web browser.
tim cook visits europe ahead of brussels privacy conference
Later this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook is set to speak at the European Data Protection Conference in...
A privacy expert who resigned this week from her role...
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facebook hires former uk deputy prime minister nick clegg to run global affairs
As the threat of data privacy regulation looms across the...
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Australian lawyers' group say proposed cybersecurity laws to force companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages would significantly limit privacy and freedom
Americans looking to reduce their reliance on products from tech’s most alarmingly megalithic companies might be surprised to learn just how far their reach extends. Privacy-minded browser company...
The latest version of Chrome for Android is rolling out...
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The new browser also has better web apps, fingerprint authentication and AV1 video.
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The company has already made the portal available in Europe.
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apple will now let us users download all of their data
Starting on Wednesday, Apple will allow US users to download all of their data...
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Apple is extending its increasingly prominent push for privacy with a dedicated website for its features, ahead of a keynote speech to a gathering of privacy commissioners in Brussels.
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Apple has refreshed and expanded its privacy website, a month after its most recent iPhone and Mac launches. You’re not...
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Apple has updated its dedicated Privacy website today, something it typically...
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helm is a personal private email server that won t share your data
Here’s the thing: for all the talk about her email server, Hillary Clinton did not get hacked. “I’ll go on record with that,” says...
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Comment: Steve Jobs nailed the tech privacy issue back in 2010 [Video]
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