3-Year Ban of Police Body-Camera Face-Recognition Tech Passes LegislatureCalifornia is poised to ban the use of facial recognition technology in police body cameras for three years after votes by the state legislature this week.
From Likes To Love; Facebook Launching Dating ServiceFacebook is stepping up from tracking mere likes to helping users in their search for love.
YouTube To Pay $170M Fine After Violating Kids' Privacy LawGoogle's video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent.
Apple Apologizes For Listening To Siri Recordings, Promises ChangesApple apologized on Wednesday for letting contractors listen to commands that users give to its voice assistant Siri.
Facebook Rolls Out Tool To Block Off-Facebook Data GatheringFacebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you block the social network from gathering information about you on outside websites and apps.
Mountain View Residents Concerned About Citywide Drone UseMountain View residents will soon get to weigh in on whether they think the city's fire, police and public works departments should use drones for city business.
Housing, Guns, Vaccines, Worker Rights Bills Await Legislature in Final MonthCalifornia lawmakers returning to work Monday still have lots to do before they adjourn for the year on Sept. 13.
Settlement Overturned In Privacy Lawsuit Against GoogleA federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Mountain View-based Google spied on users' online activity using tracking "cookies," even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping.
Apple Stops Contractors From Listening To Siri Voice RecordingsApple has temporarily stopped a practice that allowed contractors to listen to user commands given to its voice assistant Siri.
FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion Over Privacy ViolationsFederal regulators have fined Menlo Park-based Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business.
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.
Report: FTC Approves $5 Billion Fine for FacebookMultiple news reports on Friday said the FTC has voted to fine Facebook almost $5 billion for privacy violations and mishandling user data. This would be the largest the FTC has handed down to a tech company.
Facebook Exec: Breaking Up Company Won't Fix Privacy, Election SecurityFacebook pushed back on Monday against critics' calls for a break-up of the company, urging instead that policymakers develop new regulations swiftly.
Scammer Impersonating Santa Rosa PD Calling Sex Offenders For Private InfoA man impersonating a Santa Rosa Police Department employee is targeting registered sex offenders.
Oakland Mulls Ban On Controversial Face Recognition TechnologyPrivacy advocates in Oakland are proposing a ban on the city’s use of controversial facial recognition technology.