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Privacy Concerns

Facebook

Facebook Users Can Sue Over Facial Recognition, Court Rules

Facebook users in Illinois claim the tech giant violated the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act, which requires companies to obtain consent when collecting their biometric information.

Hundreds of Millions Have Downloaded Suspicious VPN Apps With Serious Privacy Flaws. Apple and Google Haven't Taken Action.

Disturbing research suggests that nearly 90 percent of the most popular free VPN apps on Apple and Google's app stores have serious user privacy flaws.

3 Ways Generation Z Can Master Data Analysis

Young business entrepreneurs need to bear in mind these simple insights to avoid getting lost in the numbers.

Eavesdropping Bug Forces Apple to Disable Walkie-Talkie App

The app contained a vulnerability allowing someone to listen in on your iPhone without consent.

Instagram Head Denies Widely-Held Belief That Instagram and Facebook Listen in Through Smartphones

There's a widely held belief that Facebook and Instagram listen in on people's smartphones, and then serve advertisements based on their speech.

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The technology probably won't sit well with privacy advocates.
VPN

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The future of the VPN industry is bright, but mostly because the future of online privacy and security is so bleak.
Facebook

After a Rough Year, Facebook Is Giving Privacy a Try

'This isn't just about a few new features. This is a big change in how we're building these products and running our company,' Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says at F8.
Privacy Concerns

TikTok to Pay $5.7 Million Fine For Violating Children's Privacy Law

They failed to ask for parental consent when collecting the personal information from users under the age of 13.
Facebook

Facebook's Constant Tracking on Android Can Now Be Limited

Facebook for Android is always tracking your location, even when you aren't using the app. However, the latest update finally allows you to limit this tracking rather than disabling it completely.
Apple

Apple's Group FaceTime Is 'Unavailable' After Eavesdropping Bug Appears

The bug could let someone hear or see you before you pick up their call.
Blockchain

How Blockchain's Decentralization Narrative Can Redefine Data Privacy

The true value of blockchain technology can be found in data privacy.
Twitter

Jack Dorsey Reveals His Biggest Regret About Twitter

But he wasn't clear about what he's doing to solve it.
Apple

Apple Took Out a CES Ad to Troll Its Competitors Over Privacy

In a world where privacy is on everyone's mind, Apple is saying to the technology industry that it stands alone.