privacy

A screen displays a notice when installing the update, iOS 13.2 on an iPhone on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in New York.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 12:43 pm
Apple is resuming the use of humans to review Siri commands and dictation with the latest iPhone software update. The use of humans to listen to audio recordings is particularly troubling to privacy experts because it increases the chances that a rogue employee or contractor could leak sensitive...
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The Google logo at their corporate offices in Granary Square, London.
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AP News
October 29, 2019 - 9:21 am
The Australian consumer watchdog on Tuesday took Google to court alleging the technology giant broke consumer law by misleading Android users about how their location data was used.
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Ring doorbell camera
Jessica Hill/AP, file
AP News
September 06, 2019 - 11:48 am
Amazon-owned doorbell camera company Ring is facing questions from a U.S. senator over its partnerships with police departments around the country. Read more here.
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In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo, File
July 24, 2019 - 8:45 am
By Marcy Gordon and Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited...
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Google has agreed to pay a $13 million settlement that could resolve a class-action lawsuit over the company's collection of people's private information through its Street View project.
Nick Oxford for CNN
July 22, 2019 - 5:02 pm
By Clare Duffy, CNN Business (CNN) -- Google has agreed to pay a $13 million settlement that could resolve a class-action lawsuit over the company's collection of people's private information through its Street View project. The agreement, if approved by a judge, would resolve a 2010 suit over the...
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Facebook
Elise Amendola/AP, file
June 18, 2019 - 1:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more...
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The FBI has access to more than 641 million photos of people's faces in searchable form, a government watchdog official said on Tuesday.
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June 04, 2019 - 6:30 pm
By Eli Watkins, CNN (CNN) -- The FBI has access to more than 641 million photos of people's faces in searchable form, a government watchdog official said on Tuesday. The information released in prepared testimony from US Government Accountability Office homeland security and justice director Gretta...
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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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Family selfie.
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May 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Could Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter sue her for sharing a photo? After Gwyneth Paltrow shared a selfie with her 14-year-old daughter, Apple Martin, on her Instagram feed, Apple wrote in the comments section, "Mom we have...
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Tesla (TSLA) doesn't exactly do "early," but this is a little nuts.
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April 24, 2019 - 6:51 pm
By Seth Fiegerman, CNN Business (CNN) -- Facebook is bracing for a massive fine from federal regulators after a year of data privacy scandals. Facebook said Wednesday that it expects an ongoing investigation from the Federal Trade Commission could result in fines ranging from $3 billion to $5...
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