Data privacy

FILE -- In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo Solar Tech Joshua Valdez, left, and Senior Plant ManagerTim Wisdom walk past solar panels and at a Pacific Gas and Electric Solar Plant, in Vacaville, Calif. When California lawmakers return from their summer recess in August 2018, among the high-profile bills to consider is whether to bump up renewal energy mandates and setting a goal of getting all of California's energy from carbon-free sources by 2045. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
July 07, 2018 - 1:32 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers left for summer recess with most of the year's major bills still on their to-do list. So far this year, they've already passed first-in-the-nation data privacy regulations and a ban on new local soda taxes. But when they return in August they'll have...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2016 file photo, the Apple logo is shown on a sign hanging in front of a new Apple Store, in the Williamsburg section in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that exploited the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 14, 2018 - 5:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. The loophole...
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June 09, 2018 - 12:38 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook shared personal information culled from its users' profiles with other companies after the date when executives have said the social network prevented third-party developers from gaining access to the data, the company confirmed Friday. The records included information...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, delivers a speech during the visit of a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F in Paris. Sandberg, who oversees Facebook’s business operations, is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
June 08, 2018 - 3:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg didn't shy away from her company's ongoing privacy scandal in a Friday commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Instead, she turned it into a lesson about accountability. Sandberg, the company's chief operating officer,...
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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook says a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users for several days in May. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 07, 2018 - 7:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said Thursday that a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over several days in May. The problem, which Facebook said it has fixed, is the latest privacy scandal for the world's largest social media company. It said the bug...
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FILE- In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. Chinese phone maker Huawei said Wednesday, June 6, that it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other manufacturers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 07, 2018 - 12:42 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Thursday he would welcome Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testifying to an Australian parliamentary committee on the social media giant's sharing of data with Chinese phone maker Huawei. Leaders of Australia's...
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FILE- In this April 18, 2018, file photo, a graphic from the Cambridge Analytica website is displayed on a computer screen in New York. On Wednesday, June 6, Cambridge Analytica's ex-CEO Alexander Nix, clashed with British lawmakers as he denied his firm was unethical. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 06, 2018 - 3:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Heated exchanges have dominated testimony in Britain by the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica. Alexander Nix vigorously defended himself Wednesday amid allegations the political consulting firm scraped Facebook data...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg departs after testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. The New York Times says Facebook has acknowledged it shared user data with several Chinese handset manufacturers, including Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials as a national security threat. The report says Facebook said Tuesday, June 5, the handset makers including Huawei, Lenovo, Oppo and TCL were among 60 it had shared data with as early as 2007. Facebook told the newspaper it planned to wind down the Huawei deal this week. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 06, 2018 - 7:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei said Wednesday it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other manufacturers. Huawei, a company flagged by U.S. intelligence officials as a national security...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. The Washington Post reports that a federal probe into Facebook's sharing of user data with Cambridge Analytica now involves the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department, in addition to the Federal Trade Commission. Facebook confirmed to The Associated Press that it has received questions from these agencies and said it is cooperating with the probe. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 04, 2018 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is at the center of another privacy furor, this one over its sharing of user data with device makers such as Apple, Amazon, Samsung and others over the past decade The social network acknowledges the data sharing deals, which it says it's — according to a New York Times...
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FILE- In this July 1, 2013, file photo, a communication technician works at a phone and internet cable closet, at the European Council building in Brussels. New data and privacy rules take effect in Europe a week from Friday, clarifying rights that people have over how companies around the world collect and analyze personal data for targeted advertising and other tasks. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)
May 25, 2018 - 7:37 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the European Union's new data privacy law (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it's filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users' consent under new EU...
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