Data privacy

March 29, 2018 - 2:47 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has sent a notice to Facebook asking whether the personal data of Indian voters and users has been compromised by U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica or any other downstream entity. A similar notice was dispatched to Cambridge Analytica last week following media...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Zuckerberg plans to testify before Congress about the company’s privacy practices in coming weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter. This person spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Separately, Facebook announced a privacy settings makeover on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
March 28, 2018 - 9:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to testify before Congress about the company's privacy practices in coming weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter. This person spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Zuckerberg is...
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FILE- This June 21, 2017, file photo shows Adobe software displayed at a store in Hialeah, Fla. A new service aims to help marketers follow you around by linking discrete activities online, such as visiting Subway’s website on a computer and checking the NFL’s app on a phone. Adobe announced the new initiative Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
March 28, 2018 - 11:24 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Some 60 companies including such leading brands as Subway, Sprint and the NFL are joining forces to help each other follow you around online. Adobe, a company better known for Photoshop and PDF files, says the new Device Co-op initiative it is organizing will help companies offer...
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In this March 26, 2018 photo, a man poses for photos in front of a computer showing Facebook ad preferences pages in San Francisco. Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover as it reels from criticisms over its data practices and faces tighter European regulations in the coming months. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 28, 2018 - 7:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover as it reels from criticisms over its data practices and faces tighter European regulations in the coming months. The changes won't affect Facebook's privacy policies or the types of data it gathers on users. But the company hopes its 2...
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Whistleblower Christopher Wylie who alleges that the campaign for Britain to leave the EU cheated in the referendum in 2016, speaking at a lawyers office to the media in London, Monday, March 26, 2018. Chris Wylie's claims center around the official Vote Leave campaign and its links to a group called BeLeave, which it helped fund. The links allegedly allowed the campaign to bypass spending rules. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
March 27, 2018 - 4:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — The computer expert who alleges a trove of Facebook data was improperly used to help Donald Trump's White House bid said Tuesday that he strongly believes the information was also used by the Brexit movement that persuaded Britain to quit the European Union. In a 3½-hour hearing,...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile device in Philadelphia. The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. The social network acknowledged on Sunday, March 25, 2018, that it began uploading call and text logs from phones running Google's Android system in 2015 - first via its Messenger app and later through an option in Facebook Lite, a stripped-down version of its main app. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 27, 2018 - 10:32 am
The news that Facebook's Android app has been collecting call and text histories is yet another black eye for the social media giant. But just why was Facebook able to siphon off records of who its users were contacting — and when — in the first place? The short answer: Because Google let it. The...
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March 27, 2018 - 5:04 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on 0900 GMT (all times local): A South Korean mobile device maker says the responsibility for protecting user privacy falls not just on one single company but on all players in the mobile industry. LG Electronics Inc., which makes Android phones, also said Tuesday that the...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook's privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including whether the company engaged in "unfair acts" that cause "substantial injury" to consumers. Facebook said in a statement on Monday, March 26, 2018, that the company remains "strongly committed" to protecting people's information and that it welcomes the opportunity to answer the FTC's questions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 26, 2018 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators and state attorneys general are increasing pressure on Facebook as they probe whether the company's data-collection practices have hurt the people who use its services. Facebook's stock, which already took a big hit last week, dropped further Monday after the Federal...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook's privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including whether the company engaged in "unfair acts" that cause "substantial injury" to consumers. Facebook said in a statement on Monday, March 26, 2018, that the company remains "strongly committed" to protecting people's information and that it welcomes the opportunity to answer the FTC's questions. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
March 26, 2018 - 3:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users' data was used to target political ads (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Cook County is suing Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for fraud after revelations that the latter obtained data on millions of Facebook users. The lawsuit filed...
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Chief Executive of Cambridge Analytica (CA) Alexander Nix, leaves the offices in central London, Tuesday March 20, 2018. Cambridge Analytica, has been accused of improperly using information from more than 50 million Facebook accounts. It denies wrongdoing. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on reports that millions of Facebook users' data was used to target political ads (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Two Facebook employees co-authored a 2015 study with embattled Cambridge researcher Aleksandr Kogan that used anonymized data that tallied 57 billion friendships...
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