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  1. Should Apple have its own search engine?

    Apple CEO Tim Cook was made to answer a very uncomfortable question…

  2. Tim Cook: Why Apple accepts billions annually from Google to be Safari’s default search engine despite privacy concerns

    Apple CEO Tim Cook didn’t name names when he spoke out against the privacy practices…

  3. DuckDuckGo: What it’s like to use a search engine that values your privacy

    DuckDuckGo prides itself on not tracking users…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. FBI investigating Facebook security breach where attackers accessed 30 million users’ personal information

    Facebook revealed on Friday that a previously announced security breach on its platform…

  8. Facebook discovers security breach affecting 50 million users

    Facebook Inc. has discovered a security flaw affecting about 50 million user accounts…

  9. Facebook is giving advertisers access to users’ shadow contact information

    Last week, I ran an ad on Facebook that was targeted at a computer science professor…

  10. 42% of U.S. users have ‘taken a break’ from Facebook; 28% have deleted the Facebook app in the past year

    Significant shares of Facebook users have taken steps in the past year to reframe their relationship…

  11. 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)…

  12. How to delete the search, browsing and viewing history Google keeps on you

    Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you…

  13. The ‘No Google’ Little Snitch profile

    I occasionally use Chrome as browser on macOS…

  14. Google could be forced to pay over five million iPhone users £2.7 billion for selling their data without their consent

    Google could be forced to pay over five million iPhone users £2.7 billion in compensation…

  15. Sorry, but Silicon Valley isn’t special anymore

    Steve Jobs once said, speaking about the irreverent culture he helped create…

  16. How Google is secretly recording Android settlers, monitoring millions of conversations every day and storing the creepy audio files

    Google has effectively turned millions of its users’ smartphones into listening devices

  17. Google Chrome under attack: Have you used one of these hijacked extensions?

    Attackers have been phishing developers to compromise Chrome extensions to spread…

  18. Apple’s iPhone turns ten: No product in recent history has changed people’s lives more

    The firm’s approach to data privacy will determine Apple’s success in the coming years…

  19. Google to pay $5.5 million for sneaking around Apple’s privacy settings to collect user data

    Perhaps if Google had taken its own ‘don’t be evil’ motto to heart…

  20. UK Supreme Court allows Google to appeal ruling granting Apple Safari users the right to sue over ad tracking

    The UK’s Supreme Court has granted Google permission to appeal against…

  21. Apple iAd executive leaves for Drawbridge which tracks users across devices

    iAd has great assets and great capabilities, but…

  22. Why I switched from Google to DuckDuckGo

    While its main draw is privacy, DuckDuckGo has another killer feature…

  23. Why Apple should buy DuckDuckGo

    One of the most important, hardest-to-build, and useful Internet services…

  24. Google defeated in English Court of Appeal; landmark decision opens door for litigation by millions of British Apple users

    The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has dismissed an attempt by Google…

  25. Apple adds DuckDuckGo option to iOS 8 Safari, ‘a search engine that doesn’t track users’

    In iOS 8, users who value their privacy can choose to make the DuckDuckGo search engine the default…