Tag: data privacy

In this photo illustration the Google logo is reflected in the eye of a girl on February 3, 2008 in London, England. Financial experts continue to evaluate the recent Microsoft $44.6 billion (?22.4 billion) offer for Yahoo and the possible impact on Internet market currently dominated by Google. (Photo by …

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.

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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.

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WhatsApp Suspends Giving Facebook European User Data

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – WhatsApp has temporarily suspended giving parent company Facebook information about users in Europe for ad targeting, responding to concerns there over privacy, a source close to the matter said.

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UK Government Will Soon Be Able To Probe Everyone’s Online Activity

The internet use and social media activity of every person in Britain will be made available to councils, the taxman and numerous other public bodies in new spy laws published this week. The new powers in the Investigatory Powers Bill are intended

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Senate Passes Controversial CISA Cybersecurity Bill

The U.S. Senate has passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) by a vote of 74-21, despite vociferous objections from civil liberties groups who say the bill will afford the government even more powers to collect the private online data of ordinary citizens.

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Op-Ed: Texas Can Lead the Way Protecting Digital Privacy Rights

Today, if law enforcement wants to read our physical mail or search our safe deposit box, they need a search warrant. This fundamental right to privacy is established in the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. But currently, national and international privacy protection is not adequately applied to email and data stored on cloud computing servers. This needs to change—and a solution is at hand, if Congress will only move forward.