California Voters Approve Prop 24 Expansion Of Data Privacy LawIn the state that is home to Silicon Valley and serves as the headquarters for Google, Facebook and other tech titans, voters strengthened data privacy protections by approving a ballot measure that supporters tout as a model for other states.
Facebook in Showdown With Journalists, Academics Over Political Ad ResearchAcademics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political ads.
Expansion Of California Data Privacy Law Qualifies For November BallotCalifornia voters will decide a ballot measure this November that would give them more power over how companies use their data.
'We Have Fallen Short' - Zoom CEO Apologizes For Privacy, Security Issues Amid Coronavirus SpikeThe founder and CEO of San Jose-based Zoom has apologized to the video conferencing app's millions of users after coming under fire for a host of privacy issues.
Zoom Faces Scrutiny Over Privacy Amid Rising Use During Coronavirus PandemicThe spike in popularity is leading to a wave of scrutiny of the San Jose-based company, particularly around privacy.
California Takes Lead On Gig Economy, Privacy With New 2020 LawsCalifornia’s long tradition of advancing nation-leading legislation continues into the new year.
FaceApp Gives Users Glimpse Of Older Self Amid Privacy ConcernsFaceApp, the popular aging filter that has rapidly regained popularity in recent weeks, has responded to concerns over privacy, and use of customers’ data.
Proposed Law Would Regulate Use of Smart Speaker Voice RecordingsA bill being considered by the California legislature would require users to opt in before companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple could store and use voice recordings.
Newsom Calls For 'Data Dividend,' Wants Users To Profit From Online DataCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom has set off a flurry of speculation after he said the state's consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make by capitalizing on personal data they collect.
French Privacy Watchdog Slaps Google With $57 Million FineFrance's data privacy watchdog has fined Google $57 million, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year.
California Passes Strictest Online Privacy Law In The CountryThe law, which takes effect in 2020, gives consumers sweeping control over their personal data.
Apple's Tim Cook Urges Duke Grads To Think Hard About Data PrivacyHe also appeared take yet another jab at Facebook and its handling of user data.
Facebook Suspends Canadian Firm Amid Data Mining ScandalCanadian analytics firm AggregateIQ, which worked for the victorious Vote Leave campaign in the Brexit vote, has been suspended from Facebook, the company said Friday.
Facebook Under Fire for Failure to Prevent Data Leaks, Election MeddlingFacebook has a problem it just can't kick: People keep exploiting it in ways that could sway elections and, in the worst cases, even undermine democracy.
Feds Get iPhone Passcode In Brooklyn Drug Case, Withdraw Demand For Apple's HelpThe government said it no longer needs Apple's assistance to unlock the iPhone and is withdrawing its request for an order requiring Apple's cooperation in a New York drug case.