data privacy

San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life.
Eric Risberg/ AP Photo
May 14, 2019 - 6:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil liberties advocates. The ban is part of broader...
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In this Tuesday, June 23, 2015 file photo, English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, attends the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France.
Lionel Cironneau/AP Photo, File
March 11, 2019 - 5:26 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The inventor of the World Wide Web knows his revolutionary innovation is coming of age, and doesn't always like what he sees: state-sponsored hacking, online harassment, hate speech and misinformation among the ills of its "digital adolescence." Tim Berners-Lee issued a cri-de-coeur...
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Facebook ended 2018 plagued by negative headlines about data privacy and controversial PR tactics.
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January 09, 2019 - 9:05 am
By Seth Fiegerman, CNN Business (CNN) -- In 2018, Mark Zuckerberg made it his New Year's resolution to fix Facebook. Then Facebook ended the year plagued by negative headlines about data privacy and controversial PR tactics. Zuckerberg's 2019 resolution may prove challenging too. Instead of...
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Brett Kavanaugh
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Ian Bush
July 10, 2018 - 8:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If he's confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, how might Brett Kavanaugh rule when it comes to critical technology issues? Kavanaugh sits on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where he previously weighed in on net neutrality before its repeal. "He filed a...
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The offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London
Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP, file
May 02, 2018 - 3:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The data firm at the center of Facebook's privacy scandal is declaring bankruptcy and shutting down. In a statement, Cambridge Analytica says it has been "vilified" for actions it says are both legal and widely accepted as part of online advertising. The firm says the media furor...
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Google's business is humming along despite mounting concerns over data privacy.
KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Image via CNN
April 23, 2018 - 9:30 pm
By Seth Fiegerman (CNN Money) — Google's business is humming along despite mounting concerns over data privacy. Alphabet, the parent company of Google, reported Monday that its profits hit $9.4 billion in the first three months of 2018, up from $5.4 billion a year earlier. The company's bottom line...
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