New Contact Tracing Apps Need Access To Users' Private Data To Control Spread Of COVID-19With coronavirus infections once again on the rise, contact tracing is ever more critical to control the spread of the virus. A growing number of new apps are designed to help do that.
Google Removes Misleading 'Spammy' Ads Targeting American VotersAccording to Google, search terms such as “register to vote,” “vote by mail” and “where is my polling place” generated ads linking to websites that charge fees for voter registration, harvest user data, or plant unwanted software on people’s browsers.
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.
Landlords Face Ethics Of Public Safety Vs. Personal Privacy When Tenants Test Positive For CoronavirusDo tenants have the right to know if someone in their building tested positive? Can landlords demand an infected person to tell them?
Dating Apps Leak Personal Data, European Group SaysDating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws.
Thousands Of New Laws Take Effect In California On Jan. 1, 2020Californians will face more than a thousand new laws in 2020, including several significant laws effecting their safety, health, children's education and wallet.
California's Groundbreaking Privacy Law Gives Consumers More Control Over DataCalifornians are about to get a groundbreaking new privacy law to protect their data online and on their phones.
Privacy, Consumer Groups Seek To Block Google-Fitbit DealNine privacy, social justice and consumer groups are calling for the U.S. government to block Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of San Francisco fitness-gadget maker Fitbit.
California Attorney General Becerra Takes Legal Action Over Facebook Privacy PracticesCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday that his office is taking legal action against Facebook over the social media giant’s privacy practices.
Google Rolls Out Updated Privacy Tools For YouTube, MapsGoogle is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings.
Google To Transcribe Some Audio Recordings Of Voice Commands AgainGoogle is restarting a practice in which human contractors listen to and transcribe some voice commands people give to the company's artificial intelligence system, Assistant.
Facebook Suspends 'Tens Of Thousands' Of Apps In Wake Of Cambridge AnalyticaFacebook said Friday that it has suspended "tens of thousands" of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Amid Privacy Crisis, Facebook Now Wants To Put A Camera On Your TVWhen Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues.