Privacy laws that require companies to obtain consumers' consent don't go far enough, a new report suggests.
Microsoft and Amazon defeated a class-action complaint claiming the companies violated a biometric privacy law by allegedly amassing a database of faceprints.
Media professionals are not in sync with consumers' understanding of data privacy policies and concerns over how policies will impact work, and how companies navigate these changes.
"Companies that make false claims about anonymization can expect to hear from the FTC," Kristin Cohen, acting associate director for the division of privacy and identity protection, writes.
"Algorithms are profiling children and teens to serve them images, memes and videos encouraging restrictive diets and extreme weight loss," Fairplay says in a new report.
Princeton University will delete all data that was collected as part of a "secret shopper" study, and will notify website operators about the study.
Princeton University has cut short a privacy study that involved sending potentially misleading emails to a host of website operators, including nonprofits and small bloggers.
The "Platform Accountability and Transparency Act" would require social platforms with at least 25 million monthly users to share data with university-affiliated researchers -- provided their research
projects have been approved by the National Science Foundation.
Bias has become a challenge of technology. Consumers and policymakers have concerns about how AI, machine learning and the bias in algorithms might impact society.
"We are writing to urge you to immediately end all surveillance advertising to children and adolescents, including the use of artificial intelligence to optimise the delivery of specific ads to the
young people most vulnerable to them," Fairplay, Accountable Tech, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Fight for the Future and 42 other organizations say in a letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark
The report, "Data Capitalism + Algorithmic Racism," however, provides policy recommendations to solve the problem.
Republican lawmakers are asking the companies for internal research related to their products' effect on the mental health of children and teens.
Consumers prefer to do business with companies that make authentication safe and simple and safe, according to 81% of consumers surveyed by CMO Council and Business Performance Innovation Network.
This frustration can cause consumers to search for brands that offer a different type of digital verification process.
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen blasted the company's practices at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, stating that the social networking service repeatedly chose profits over users' safety.
A trio of Democratic lawmakers are urging Facebook to immediately cease efforts to launch a version of Instagram for children, given a new report about company research into the service's effects on
Coming back from a self-imposed news blackout during an "off-the-grid" family vacation last week, the first thing that struck me was how utterly predictable the dumbfounded reaction of the U.S. news
cycle can be when it comes to inherently predictable events.
"While we agree that Facebook must safeguard user privacy, it is similarly imperative that Facebook allow credible academic researchers and journalists like those involved in the Ad Observatory
project to conduct independent research that will help illuminate how the company can better tackle misinformation, disinformation, and other harmful activity that is proliferating on its platforms,"
three Senate Democrats say in a letter sent Monday to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
In a closely watched case, the Supreme Court Thursday voted 6-3 to narrow the scope of a 1980s-era anti-hacking law.
NYU report also recommends amending, rather than repealing, Section 230.