Google CEO To Meet With US Lawmakers After Previous SnubGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai is scheduled to meet privately with members of Congress Friday after he and his boss, Google co-founder Larry Page, stood up lawmakers at a public hearing earlier this month.
European Union To Demand Facebook Audit In Wake of ScandalEuropean Union lawmakers appear set this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe's cybersecurity agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Google Grilled Over 'Project Dragonfly' At Senate Hearing On Data PrivacyGoogle has finally admitted that a "Project Dragonfly" is indeed in the works.
Google Still Lets Third-Party Apps Scan Your Gmail DataGoogle is defending its policy to allow third-party apps to access and share data from Gmail accounts, according to a letter made public Thursday.
BART Denies Sharing License Plate Photos With ICE DatabaseBART fought back Thursday against previously reported claims that it has been sharing information with federal immigration agents.
Report: BART Sent License Plate Info To Database Accessed By ICEA citizens' group in Oakland said that BART put lives at risk when it confessed that it sent license plate numbers to a database that ICE could access, despite the fact that the Board of Directors told them not to do so.
Facebook Has Suspended Over 400 Apps After Cambridge Analytica ScandalFacebook has banned one app and suspended over 400 more following investigations into developers and how they handled user data.
Authorities Warn Of 'Sextortion' Phishing Scam Using Real PasswordsThe newest "sextortion" phishing scam circulating online is targeting victims with threats of exposing their use of porn and actual passwords.
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.