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.
Feinstein Discusses Regulating Tech To Protect Personal Data OnlineU.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein went to Silicon Valley to talk about the need to protect user data online.
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Stop Sharing Data With Surveillance Software Used By Bay Area PoliceThree of the largest social media sites have halted surveillance product Geofeedia's access to its user data.
Uber Crunches User Data To Determine Where The Most 'One-Night Stands' Come FromRide service Uber has crunched numbers on its customer usage determine which cities it serves rank highest in the number of so-called “one-night stands” and promoting itself as an alternative to the “walk of shame.”
Facebook: Governments Demanded Information On 38,000 UsersSocial networking giant Facebook said government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 users of the service in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States.
Yahoo To Extend Time It Keeps User DataYahoo plans to extend the amount of time it retains user search records to 18 months from 90 days. The company said it will consider keeping other types of information about its users for longer durations, too.