Data privacy

FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple's App Store. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets users block the social network from gathering information about them on outside websites and apps. Facebook said Tuesday, Aug. 20, that it is adding a place where users can see the activity that Facebook tracks outside its service. If they want, they can turn it off. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)
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August 20, 2019 - 2:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. The company said Tuesday that it is...
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August 15, 2019 - 7:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about Facebook paying contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, The Associated Press reported that Irish data protection regulators said they'd also had "ongoing engagement with Google, Apple and Microsoft" over the issue but didn'...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo people walk by a building in New York. You carry your smartphone everywhere. But the way you use it could leave you vulnerable to specific forms of identity theft, including robocall scams and hackers looking to hijack your phone number. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 13, 2019 - 11:05 am
Your smartphone is your confidante, your hand-held connection to the world — and one of your biggest vulnerabilities. Scammers can take advantage of day-to-day tasks that seem innocuous, like checking a bank balance or charging a phone at a public USB port, to exploit personal information for their...
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August 08, 2019 - 5:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI is looking for outside contractors to monitor social media for potential threats, setting up a possible conflict with Facebook and other companies over privacy. Last month, the FBI said it is soliciting proposals for a social media "early alerting tool" in order to...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, a person walks past a Google sign in San Francisco. A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users' online activity using tracking "cookies," even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday, Aug. 6, that a Delaware judge erred in approving the settlement in 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
August 06, 2019 - 5:16 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users' online activity using tracking "cookies," even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that a Delaware judge erred in...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 30, 2019 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, the Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Michelle Richardson, director of privacy and data for the Center for Democracy and Technology, said it's possible that accountability measures imposed in July 2019 on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who must personally certify compliance, may give the company pause before launching new services that could threaten users' privacy or data security. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
July 25, 2019 - 4:15 pm
If you're one of Facebook's more than 2 billion users, are you any better off now than you were before the Federal Trade Commission imposed new privacy restrictions and a $5 billion fine on the company this week? Facebook's settlement with the FTC after the agency's yearlong investigation provides...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal regulators are fining Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited fashion. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 24, 2019 - 8:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook survived its latest brush with U.S. privacy regulators, at the cost of a record $5 billion fine and other restrictions imposed by the Federal Trade Commission. But it's far from home free. While the company looks set to prosper in the wake of the FTC case, it faces a...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes his seat to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that the Federal Trade Commission will allege that Facebook misled users about its privacy practices as part of an expected settlement.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 24, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. fine against Facebook over privacy (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Wednesday's government complaint against Facebook describes numerous cases of sneaky behavior. When the 2012 Federal Trade Commission consent order took effect, Facebook placed a disclaimer at the...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? Federal regulators are already investigating Facebook's privacy practices. And the antitrust question has been rumbling in the background, with critics calling for spinning off WhatsApp and Instagram. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
July 24, 2019 - 1:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The new documentary "The Great Hack" captures how Facebook's cavalier handling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal posed a threat to democracy. But it doesn't prove the filmmakers' claims that the ill-gotten data helped elect Donald Trump. The movie doesn't quite...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's face is visible on a mock "Zuck Buck" depicted on a screen behind David Marcus, CEO of Facebook's Calibra digital wallet service, as he is questioned by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 17, 2019 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook endured a second day of criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency as senior House Democrats asked Facebook to scale back the project and threatened legislation that would block big tech companies from getting into banking. Facebook's massive...
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