• Apple CEO And Privacy Groups Call For Limits On Data Collection
    As federal lawmakers gear up to tackle online privacy, a host of industry groups, tech companies and consumer advocates are weighing in with suggestions.
  • Google Poised To Prevail In Battle Over 'Right To Be Forgotten'
    Google appears poised to win a showdown in Europe over whether the so-called "right to be forgotten" requires censorship of results worldwide.
  • Judge Blocks NYC Law Requiring Airbnb To Disclose User Info
    A NYC law requiring home sharing platforms to turn over data about users likely violates the Fourth Amendment, a federal judge said Thursday.
  • IAB Wants Privacy Laws Based On 'Sensitivity'
    "As the FTC assesses how it should approach digital privacy in the coming year, it should consider the reasonableness of certain practices, balanced against consumer expectations and the sensitivity of data in question," the IAB says.
  • Facebook Should Face Privacy Suit Over Faceprints, ACLU Argues
    Before Cambridge Analytica became one of Facebook's biggest headaches, the company was dealing with an entirely different privacy controversy -- its own use of photos to create a database matching people's names with their faces.
  • Lawmakers Display Limited Grasp Of Google
    "Does Google, through this phone, know that I have moved here?" Rep. Ted Poe asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai. "You make $100 million a year, you ought to be able to answer the question."
  • Facebook Logged Phone-Call Data, Despite 'High Risk' Of Bad Publicity
    "This is a pretty high-risk thing to do from a PR perspective but it appears that the growth team will charge ahead and do it," a Facebook executive wrote in an email.
  • Facebook Weighed Selling Users' Data
    Earlier this decade, Facebook considered charging developers $250,000 a year for the ability to access data about its users.
  • Facebook Responsible For Illegal Ads, Think Tank Says
    The think tank Upturn asks federal judge to reject Facebook's request to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating civil rights laws.
  • FTC Argues Against Opt-In Approach To Online Privacy
    "If consumers were opted out of online advertisements by default (with the choice of opting in), the likely result would include the loss of advertising-funded online content," the FTC says in a staff report
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