Data privacy

August 06, 2019 - 4:39 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users' online activity using tracking "cookies," even when privacy settings were set to prevent the snooping. A three-judge panel ruled Tuesday that a Delaware judge erred in...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo a Capital One credit card is shown in a wallet in San Francisco. A security breach at Capital One Financial, one of the nation's largest issuers of credit cards, compromised the personal information of about 106 million people, and in some cases the hacker obtained Social Security and bank account numbers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
July 30, 2019 - 2:05 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A security breach at Capital One Financial, one of the nation's largest issuers of credit cards, compromised the personal information of about 106 million people, and in some cases the hacker obtained Social Security and bank account numbers. It is among the largest security breaches...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 30, 2019 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, the Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Michelle Richardson, director of privacy and data for the Center for Democracy and Technology, said it's possible that accountability measures imposed in July 2019 on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who must personally certify compliance, may give the company pause before launching new services that could threaten users' privacy or data security. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
July 25, 2019 - 4:40 pm
If you're one of Facebook's more than 2 billion users, are you any better off now than you were before the Federal Trade Commission imposed new privacy restrictions and a $5 billion fine on the company this week? Facebook's settlement with the FTC after the agency's yearlong investigation provides...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal regulators are fining Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited fashion. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 24, 2019 - 8:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook survived its latest brush with U.S. privacy regulators, at the cost of a record $5 billion fine and other restrictions imposed by the Federal Trade Commission. But it's far from home free. While the company looks set to prosper in the wake of the FTC case, it faces a...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes his seat to testify before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, that the Federal Trade Commission will allege that Facebook misled users about its privacy practices as part of an expected settlement.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 24, 2019 - 4:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. fine against Facebook over privacy (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Wednesday's government complaint against Facebook describes numerous cases of sneaky behavior. When the 2012 Federal Trade Commission consent order took effect, Facebook placed a disclaimer at the...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? Federal regulators are already investigating Facebook's privacy practices. And the antitrust question has been rumbling in the background, with critics calling for spinning off WhatsApp and Instagram. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
July 24, 2019 - 1:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The new documentary "The Great Hack" captures how Facebook's cavalier handling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal posed a threat to democracy. But it doesn't prove the filmmakers' claims that the ill-gotten data helped elect Donald Trump. The movie doesn't quite...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's face is visible on a mock "Zuck Buck" depicted on a screen behind David Marcus, CEO of Facebook's Calibra digital wallet service, as he is questioned by Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 17, 2019 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook endured a second day of criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency as senior House Democrats asked Facebook to scale back the project and threatened legislation that would block big tech companies from getting into banking. Facebook's massive...
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FILE - This March 28, 2018, file photo shows a Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a new financial system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his Treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 16, 2019 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under sharp criticism from senators, a Facebook executive on Tuesday defended the social network's ambitious plan to create a digital currency and pledged to work with regulators to achieve a system that protects the privacy of users' data. "We know we need to take the time to get...
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FILE - This March 28, 2018, file photo shows a Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a new financial system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his Treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 16, 2019 - 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat from Colorado, sought to pin down Facebook on the subject of "monopoly" during a hearing on the power of Big Tech. Facebook argues it is not a monopoly because it...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. A Wall Street Journal report says that the FTC has voted this week to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations. The report Friday, July 12, 2019, cites an unnamed person familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
July 13, 2019 - 7:33 am
At $5 billion, the fine the FTC is about to levy on Facebook is by far the largest it's given to a technology company, easily eclipsing the second largest, $22 million for Google in 2012. The long-expected punishment, which Facebook is well prepared for, is unlikely to make a dent in the social...
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