• Privacy laws and regulation March 3, 2022 7:17 pm

    Lawmakers Tackle Data Privacy

    Whenever we log onto our computers or open our phones, we could be sharing information with businesses. Connecticut lawmakers are taking a hard look at how much we should know about how our personal data is being used and shared. “It could result in a reduction in the number and the variety of customer loyalty programs offered to Connecticut consumers….

  • Privacy laws and regulation March 3, 2022 5:29 pm

    Lawmakers Looking to Establish Data Privacy Laws

    These laws would would limit the information companies can collect about consumers.

  • whatsapp January 18, 2021 1:49 pm

    WhatsApp Delays Privacy Update Over User ‘Confusion,' Backlash About Facebook Data Sharing

    The updates related specifically to features that allow users to message and interact with businesses on WhatsApp. Last year, Facebook announced that businesses using WhatsApp could store and manage their chats with customers using Facebook’s “secure hosting infrastructure.”

  • privacy law May 19, 2020 6:34 am

    COVID-19 Data Sharing With Law Enforcement Sparks Concern

    Public health officials in at least two-thirds of U.S. states are sharing the addresses of people who have the coronavirus with first responders. Supporters say the measure is designed to protect those on the front line, but it’s sparked concerns of profiling in minority communities already mistrustful of law enforcement.

  • United States August 3, 2019 7:00 am

    ID Theft Stings, But It's Hard to Pin on Specific Data Hacks

    Equifax 2017. Marriott 2018. Capital One 2019. Data breaches through hacking attacks are distressingly common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name. But it’s hard to pin the blame on any specific hack, as the most sophisticated criminals combine data from multiple attacks to better impersonate...

  • United States October 18, 2018 11:04 am

    How to Download a Copy of Everything Apple Knows About You

    Apple launched a new privacy website on Wednesday that makes it easier to download a full copy of everything you’ve stored on the company’s servers. You can also delete everything in case you want to move your data from Apple to another company.

  • Facebook May 24, 2018 6:17 pm

    California High Court Rules Criminal Defendants Can Some Access Social Media

    The California Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content that is public to criminal defendants. The court on Thursday kicked the specific case back to the trial court to decide whether information requested by the defendants was open to the public – and, therefore, information that companies must provide.

  • Congress April 24, 2018 12:48 pm

    For the First Time, Facebook Spells Out What It Forbids

    If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn’t belong on its service — 27 pages worth of them, in fact.

  • Facebook April 18, 2018 7:23 am

    Facebook Introduces New Privacy Safeguards in Europe

    Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe as part of efforts to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data. The company says in a statement Tuesday that it will begin asking European customers this week for permission to use features like facial...

  • New Jersey November 14, 2018 12:45 pm

    Got a Toy That Can Spy? Here's How to Know and What To Do

    The toys your kids unwrap this Christmas could invite hackers into your home. That Grinch-like warning comes from the FBI, which said earlier this year that toys connected to the internet could be a target for crooks who may listen in on conversations or use them to steal a child’s personal information. The bureau did not name any specific toys...

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