Facebook Suspends Analytics Firm Over Data Usage ConcernsFacebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data.
Republicans Question Apple, Google On Smartphone Data PrivacyApple and Google are facing questions from House Republicans over smartphone data privacy, suggesting members of Congress are broadening their scrutiny of how the tech industry handles users' personal information.
FBI, SEC Join Federal Probe Into Facebook Cambridge Analytica ScandalA federal probe into Facebook's sharing of user data with Cambridge Analytica now involves the FBI, the SEC and the Justice Department.
California Passes Strictest Online Privacy Law In The CountryThe law, which takes effect in 2020, gives consumers sweeping control over their personal data.
Verizon, AT&T To End Location Data Sales To BrokersVerizon and AT&T have pledged to stop providing information on phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.
Google Pledges Not to Use AI for Weapons or SurveillanceGoogle pledged Thursday it won't use artificial intelligence in applications related to weapons or surveillance that violates international norms.
Facebook Under Scrutiny Over Data Sharing After NYT ReportFacebook is pushing back against a media report saying that it provided extensive information about its users and their friends to third parties like phone makers.
Couple's Amazon Device Recorded Private Conversation, Sent To FriendA couple in Oregon is demanding answers from Amazon after they claim their home's voice-activated device recorded a private conversation and sent it to a co-worker's phone.
Amazon's Face Recognition Technology Raises Fears Of 'Big Brother'Amazon has handed new technology that can identify faces in the crowd to law enforcement. Now, privacy watchdogs are gearing up for a surveillance showdown.
Zuckerberg Pledges To 'Keep Building' In No-Apology AddressWith a smile that suggested the hard part of an "intense year" may be behind him, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg addressed developers Tuesday and pledged the company will build its way out of its worst-ever privacy debacle.
Google's Profit Soars Amid Data Privacy ConcernsGoogle's business is humming along despite mounting concerns over data privacy.
Beyond Facebook, Google Due for Greater ScrutinyBesides Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter also have giant platforms awash in personal information and their methods of serving ads against this sea of content may come under the microscope next.