data privacy

The Associated Press

AT&T Pledges to Stop Selling Customer Location Data

AT&T will reportedly stop selling the location data of its customers to third parties, following reports this week which indicated the data was ending up “in the possession of unauthorized individuals.”

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WSJ: Google Lets App Developers Read Your Gmail

In a recently published article, the Wall Street Journal outlined how Google still allows developers to scan the Gmail accounts of its users — including having employees read unredacted emails — despite promises to stop this practice.

The Associated Press

Sheryl Sandberg Admits Facebook Slow to Address Privacy Concerns

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said in an interview with the Financial Times published on Thursday that the company was too slow to respond to recent privacy crises, prominently including the controversial harvesting of data by Cambridge Analytica.