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  1. Facebook really is spying on you – just not through your phone’s mic

    Facebook is now so good at watching what we do online — and even offline, wandering around the physical world — it doesn’t need to hear us…

  2. Apple launches new website devoted to privacy, showing off features of iPhones and Macs

    The feature comes as Apple contrast itself vs. companies like Facebook and Google, which rely on collecting data about their users and making it available to advertisers…

  3. Facebook says Russian firms ‘scraped’ data, including users’ photos to build facial recognition profiles for Russian government

    Facebook removed 66 accounts, pages and apps linked to Russian firms that build facial recognition software for the Russian government…

  4. Apple to Australia: This is no time to weaken encryption; access only for ‘good guys’ is a false premise

    Apple has filed its formal opposition to a new bill currently being proposed by the Australian government…

  5. Apple urges Australian government not to destroy encryption with ‘backdoors’

    Apple has submitted its formal response to a draft bill undergoing debate by the Australian government…

  6. Google exposed user data, did not disclose to public fearing repercussions

    Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network…

  7. Google stock down after disappointing Pixel phone release

    Google unveiled the latest edition of its smartphone during a live-broadcast worldwide media event…

  8. After trying and failing to hide the issue, Alphabet pulls plug on Google+ after bug exposes data from up to 500,000 users

    Google will shut down the consumer version of its social network Google+ after announcing…

  9. Apple, other tech giants denounce proposed Australian law seeking encryption ‘backdoor’

    Four global tech giants – Facebook, Apple, Alphabet and Amazon – will oppose an Australian law…

  10. Google to allow Chrome users to disable controversial login requirement, but leaves it on by default

    Despite the control, it appears the automatic Chrome sign in will still be the default behavior…

  11. Why I’m done with Google’s Chrome browser

    Today I wanted to write specifically about Google Chrome…

  12. T-Mobile: Hackers stole personal data of more than 2 million customers

    On August 20, T-Mobile’s cyber-security team discovered and shut down an unauthorized access to certain information…

  13. Want Google to track you less? Dump Android and get a real Apple iPhone

    A new study has found that a stationary iPhone sends data 50 times less frequently…

  14. Android sucks 10x more personal data than Apple’s iPhone

    In ‘Google Data Collection,’ Professor Douglas C. Schmidt, Professor of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University…

  15. Researchers find Google harvests more data from Android – and Apple iOS – users than most people think

    A new study from Vanderbilt University gives a look at the just how much data Google is harvesting from its users…

  16. California’s data privacy law highlights growing frustration with tech industry

    Driven by everything from the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandals…

  17. More proof that iPhone backdoors are a stupid idea: Massive cache of law enforcement personnel data leaks

    A data breach at a federally funded active shooter training center has exposed the personal data of thousands of US law enforcement officials…

  18. California lawmakers approve data-privacy bill despite opposition from Google, Facebook, advertisers

    California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed data privacy legislation aimed at giving consumers more control…

  19. What is Exactis and how could it have leaked the data of nearly every American?

    A company you’ve likely never heard of allegedly exposed some of the most personal data…

  20. Exactis leak exposes 340 million personal records: Phone numbers, home addresses and religious beliefs were publicly accessible

    Exactis might be fueled by data, but its recent blunder is a warning that any database without firewall protection…

  21. Apple CEO Cook talks leadership, social issues at ‘CEO Initiative’ series

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is unafraid to speak his mind on issues ranging from data privacy and immigration…

  22. Facebook patents show it can predict when you’ll get married, change jobs, and die

    Facebook has been widely recognized for the extreme lengths it takes to collect data on its users…

  23. Apple highlights user privacy as Facebook exec steps down

    Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook takes every opportunity to highlight his company’s commitment to privacy…

  24. Apple now lets users download all the data associated with their accounts

    Apple has launched a new Data & Privacy website that includes an option for Apple users to download all the data…

  25. Alphabet Inc’s Google could face $4.3 billion claim in U.K. iPhone privacy case

    iPhone users suing Google over data-collection claims may be seeking as much as 3.2 billion pounds ($4.29 billion)…

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