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Five states -- California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia -- have enacted privacy laws that will go into effect in 2023. And more are expected to follow! Check for your preparedness today!
A Dutch national watchdog has placed restrictions over the use of Google Chrome and ChromeOS due to its concerns about data collection and privacy. Improvements in both products are expected by 2023.
The FBI and MI5 have issued a joint statement, sternly calling out China for its interference in other countries through digital means. They have also asked western tech companies to stay vigilant.
TikTok has once again tried to alleviate the concerns recently raised by U.S. lawmakers about its data privacy and security practices. In a recent letter, it has attempted to justify its policies.
The FCC Commissioner has urged Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their app stores. He claims that TikTok puts user data privacy at risk by allowing Beijing to access sensitive data.
TikTok has denied claims that its workers have breached the data privacy of users in the U.S. and declared that Oracle will now store all such private information for enhancement of data security.
Microsoft has started to roll out seamless switching between multiple accounts for several Microsoft 365 services such as Word and PowerPoint. However, there are some important caveats to know about.
According to a leaked document, Facebook engineers have admitted that Facebook itself doesn't know what it does with its own users' data and where it goes after entering its servers.
Google has announced a new data safety section for apps on the Play Store. Developers will be required to answer some questions about how they will use data collected from their app.
Unbeknown to users, TP-Link is apparently sending their data to Avira's servers even when not asked to. The problem, although not new, seems to still be prevalent in certain TP-Link router models.
Google's in-house incubator Area 120 has offered Checks, a platform that can help mobile app developers understand how their applications handle data. It can also automate privacy compliance.
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Microsoft has announced a new add-on for Microsoft 365 and Office 365 customers, called Privacy Management. It offers organizations a holistic and end-to-end view of their data privacy status.
China has passed a new privacy bill into law. Similarly to the EU's GDPR, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) will see companies adhere to stricter privacy requirements when handling data.
French cloud company, Scaleway, had lost one of its SSDs over a year ago. Thankfully the company says the SSD has been recovered. It was returned by a hero YouTuber who found it on a classified site.
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has filed a lawsuit against IAB Tech Lab that comprises some of the biggest names in the digital ad space for privacy concerns over the usage of user data.
With the release of the paper, Facebook hopes to invite discussion and deliberation amongst privacy experts and think tanks about the regulations governing the privacy and portability of data today.
Microsoft's acquisition of BlueTalon will help it improve upon its existing data privacy infrastructure in Azure, while also assisting it in working upon the development of new solutions.
Facebook has reportedly told the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that it is open to granting the agency broader control over its privacy practices in exchange for ending the federal probe on the firm.
The email contacts of about 1.5 million people who have signed up for Facebook since May 2016 have been uploaded to the site's system with no user consent, the social networking giant has confirmed.
In an editorial posted yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg voiced out the need for strict regulation and content control on the internet. He classified the need for rules and regulations into four categories.
In the final report on disinformation and fake news, the DCMS called out Facebook and other media firms on their illegitimate usage and insufficient protection of data, as well as on disinformation.
After having been fined last month in the UK and The Netherlands for a massive data breach in 2016, Uber today has been slapped with another penalty in France for the same incident.
During his speech at ICDPPC 2018 in Brussels, Apple CEO Tim Cook indicated that he wants new U.S. data protection laws to protect user privacy as various actors are trying to undermine those rights.
The rejected complaint alleged that Google tracked the devices of 4.4 million iPhone users in the UK and used that information to sell ads based on their personal data collected through cookies.
The big four wireless carriers in the U.S. have pledged to stop selling their customers' location information to two data aggregators, LocationSmart and Zumigo Inc., amid privacy concerns.
Facebook has announced changes to its privacy settings. The new changes make sifting through your settings on mobile much less laborious, thus empowering users to make better privacy decisions.
Playboy has announced that it is pulling its accounts from Facebook due to the recent revelations of data misuse. The firm says it had a following of 25 million users on the platform.
Amid the data privacy scandal involving Facebook, Mozilla has released a new add-on called Facebook Container that is meant to stop the social networking site from tracking your web activities.
Facebook is now under investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission following reports that Cambridge Analytica mined the private data of some 50 million Facebook users for political purposes.
A couple of commands have recently been added to the Privacy tab in Windows 10 Settings. These seemingly indicate Microsoft's aim to offer greater transparency over telemetry data collection.
According to research, it looks like the OnePlus checkout process isn't as secure as the firm would have you believe. It has been discovered that the credit card data is interceptable.
Microsoft has put up a firm stand against US prosecutors' request of providing customers' emails stored by the company outside of the country, despite being given a court order again.
Following Microsofts loss at court vs the U.S. government in a legal battle that requires the company to hand over emails stored in Ireland, the company reaffirmed its commitment to customer privacy.
Russia has passed a bill that will ban services that don't have servers hosting personal information within the county. The new law could come into effect in late 2016.