Data privacy

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, a man, who declined to be identified, has his face painted to represent efforts to defeat facial recognition during a protest at Amazon headquarters over the company's facial recognition system, "Rekognition," in Seattle. 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. Studies have shown error rates in facial-analysis systems built by Amazon, IBM and Microsoft were far higher for darker-skinned women than lighter-skinned men. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 14, 2019 - 9:32 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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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019 file photo, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif.. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Tuesday May 14, 2019, it's opening a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, in its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 14, 2019 - 6:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Google opened a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials as tech companies' face growing scrutiny of their data collection practices. CEO Sundar Pichai said the Silicon Valley tech giant is expanding...
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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons testifies during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 8, 2019, regarding consumer protection on data privacy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
May 08, 2019 - 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal privacy regulators got a sympathetic hearing from Congress on Wednesday for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy, as lawmakers warned that fines against big companies may be inadequate to change their conduct. The Federal Trade Commission is...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, makes the keynote speech at F8, the Facebook's developer conference, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar )
April 30, 2019 - 1:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the company's annual F8 developer conference Tuesday with more details about his new "privacy-focused" vision for the social network — including end-to-end encryption for Messenger conversations and secure WhatsApp statuses that only...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Zuckerberg will kick off Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference Tuesday, April 30, 2019, with what are expected to be more details about his new “privacy-focused” vision for the social network. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 30, 2019 - 1:44 pm
SAN JOSE, California (AP) — The Latest on Mark Zuckerberg's keynote speech at Facebook's annual developers conference (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is declaring at the social networking company's biggest conference of the year that the "future is private." Zuckerberg is...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square.Ireland’s privacy regulator says it launched its eleventh investigation into Facebook over the social media giant’s recent revelation that left hundreds of millions of user passwords exposed. The Irish Data Protection Commission said Thursday, April 25, 2019 that it opened a statutory inquiry this week into Facebook after the company notified it about the security lapse. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 25, 2019 - 7:08 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's privacy czar said Thursday that he is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. A joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia...
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FILE- 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. Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight over Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information. The Washington Post reported Friday, April 19, 2019 that discussions between Facebook and Federal Trade Commission officials about its data-handing lapses have touched on holding the CEO personally accountable. Zuckerberg controls a majority of Facebook's voting stock. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 19, 2019 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook over the social network giant's mishandling of users' personal information. Discussions between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission officials about...
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April 15, 2019 - 8:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to "like" posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it's proposing to protect children's online privacy. Under the draft rules, which were released for consultation on Monday , tech...
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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. The European Commission says Facebook has changed the fine print in its terms of service to clearly explain that it makes money by selling access to users' data. The commission said Tuesday, April 9, 2019 that the social media giant modified its terms after discussions that included consumer protection authorities. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 09, 2019 - 9:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook has changed the fine print in its terms of service to clearly explain to users that it makes money by using their data, the European Commission said Tuesday. The social media giant modified its terms and conditions to better inform users what they are signing up for, the...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017 file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. The U.K. for the first time on Monday April 8, 2019, proposed direct regulation of social media companies, with senior executives potentially facing fines if they fail to block damaging content such as terrorist propaganda or images of child abuse. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
April 08, 2019 - 7:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — Tech giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. Britain called for a first-of-its-kind watchdog for social media that...
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