privacy

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Apple says it has banned a Facebook-made app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their data.
AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File
January 30, 2019 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook's efforts to sidestep Apple's app store and its tighter rules on privacy. The tech blog TechCrunch reported...
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A display of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in the Apple Store in London.
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Tim Jimenez
January 29, 2019 - 7:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Apple has temporarily pulled the plug on group FaceTime calls after users said there was a bug that could allow callers to activate another user's microphone remotely. The glitch — on iPhones, iPads or MacBooks — is a cringeworthy one if you're worried about privacy,...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
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January 21, 2019 - 3:42 pm
PARIS (AP) — France's data privacy watchdog fined Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday, the first penalty for a U.S. tech giant under new European data privacy rules that took effect last year. The National Data Protection Commission said it fined the U.S. internet giant for "lack of...
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Facebook is taking action in the wake of the Russia investigation
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December 19, 2018 - 7:29 am
By Rob McLean and Heather Kelly, CNN Business (CNN) -- Facebook offered more of its users' data to companies including Microsoft and Amazon than it has admitted, according to a new report by The New York Times. The Times reported late Tuesday that it obtained internal Facebook (FB) documents that...
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Barbara Ortutay/ AP Photo
December 14, 2018 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK — Facebook says a software bug affecting nearly 7 million users may have exposed a broader set of photos to app developers than what these users intended. Although this doesn't mean the photos were actually seen by anyone, the fact that the bug even existed offers a reminder of just how...
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Google will shut down its Google+ social network much sooner than planned after discovering a second bug that revealed millions of customers' private information to software developers.
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December 10, 2018 - 4:34 pm
By Kaya Yurieff, CNN Business (CNN) -- Google will shut down its Google+ social network much sooner than planned after discovering a second bug that revealed millions of customers' private information to software developers. In a blog post, the company said 52.5 million people were affected by a...
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A life insurance company has a novel way to ensure you live longer.  It tracks your fitness. And you let it.
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October 30, 2018 - 4:30 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A life insurance company has a novel way to ensure you live longer. It tracks your fitness, and you let it. John Hancock Life Insurance Company is about to offer two types of incentives to get you to live longer: It will...
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In this Dec. 4, 2017 file photo, people walk by Google offices in New York.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File
October 08, 2018 - 5:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is shutting down its underwhelming Plus social network for regular users, following its disclosure of a flaw discovered in March that exposed personal information of up to 500,000 people. The announcement came in a Monday blog post , which was also Google's first public...
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Privacy Law
August 09, 2018 - 3:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- When does a person have a right to expect privacy? After a resident of Warren, Michigan complained that the Mayor of the town didn't speak to her while he was jogging, the mayor posted a message on Facebook telling...
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In this Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington is seen at sunset.
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June 22, 2018 - 12:50 pm
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track criminal suspects' movements by collecting information about where they've used their cellphones, bolstering privacy interests in the digital age. The...
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