Sat, July 13, 2019 FTC Approves Roughly $5 Billion Facebook SettlementFri, July 12, 2019 U.S. Companies Learn to Defend Themselves in Cyberspace
The Federal Trade Commission voted this week to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook over a long-running probe into the tech giant?s privacy missteps.Thu, July 11, 2019 Google Contractors Listen to Virtual-Assistant Conversations
By deploying dozens of specialized defense tools against hostile hackers, 'cyber-resilient' firms are minimizing their digital risk.Thu, July 11, 2019 Apple Pulls Walkie-Talkie App After Glitch Creates Eavesdropping Vulnerability
Google said contractors are listening to customer audio recorded by the company's virtual assistant, a disclosure prompted by a media report that adds to privacy concerns associated with the voice-operated devices.Fri, July 5, 2019 Congress, Internet Players and Section 230
Watch app disabled as tech giant addresses security flaw potentially letting users listen in on iPhone calls.Wed, July 3, 2019 Shopping Centers Exploring Facial Recognition in Brave New World of Retail
The internet community hasn't helped Congress fix policy problems when they do show up. That's why Sen. Josh Hawley and others feel compelled to offer solutions on free speech, privacy, antitrust, etc., even if the solutions are highly imperfect.Tue, July 2, 2019 Square Faces Lawsuit Over Misfired Medical Receipt
As their struggle with store closings persists, some U.S. mall owners and retailers are stepping up their use of technology that recognizes people's faces but stops short of identifying and recording them.Mon, July 1, 2019 Lawmakers Set Their Sights on Facial Recognition
A California man accused Square Inc. of violating privacy laws after the payments company mistakenly forwarded a digital receipt containing details of his medical history to one of his friends.Fri, June 28, 2019 How a Big U.S. Chip Maker Gave China the ‘Keys to the Kingdom’
As the technology has become more widespread, critics question whether it threatens privacy -- or if it is accurate enough to be reliableThur, June 27, 2019 Facebook Knows a Lot About You. So Does Your Internet Provider.
Advanced Micro Devices revived its fortunes through the deal, and sparked a national-security battle... Last week, after years of friction, the Commerce Department issued an order that effectively bars several Chinese entities -- including AMD’s partners -- from obtaining American technology.Wed, June 26, 2019: NSA Improperly Collected U.S. Phone Records a Second Time
Internet-service providers are deciding whether to use data about their customers' web habits to sell ads. AT&T mines surfing habits as part of a broader advertising operation.Tue, June 25, 2019 Chinese Hackers Hit Cell Networks
The National Security Agency collected data about calls and text messages that it wasn’t authorized to obtain last year, in a second such incident, renewing privacy concerns about its phone-surveillance program.
Hackers believed to be backed by China’s government have infiltrated the cellular networks of at least 10 global carriers, swiping users’ whereabouts, text-messaging records and call logs.