23 Tech Companies Back CCPA Amendment to Make It Stronger: Privacy for All Act of 2019

23 Tech Companies Back CCPA Amendment to Make It Stronger: Privacy for All Act of 2019

The pro-privacy law sets a new standard of trust online in the U.S., requiring companies doing business in California with revenues over $25 million or who process information from over 50,000 residents a year to comply with a new set of personal information rights.

Privacy becomes a selling point for tech, with Apple and Microsoft leading the way

Privacy becomes a selling point for tech, with Apple and Microsoft leading the way

Privacy was front and center throughout the Apple event, as the company unveiled a series of new subscription services.

Why the Debate Over Privacy Can't Rely on Tech Giants

Why the Debate Over Privacy Can't Rely on Tech Giants

It’s clear after this hearing that companies who deliberately over-collect data and sidestep user privacy are making a business choice, and they could choose to operate differently. Freshman Sen. Josh Hawley asked DeVries whether users can fully turn off all Google’s location tracking services on their Android phones.

At Harvard Law, Zittrain and Zuckerberg discuss encryption, ‘information fiduciaries’ and targeted advertisements

At Harvard Law, Zittrain and Zuckerberg discuss encryption, ‘information fiduciaries’ and targeted advertisements

Zittrain launched the conversation at HLS by raising the question of whether Facebook and other data-hungry internet companies should become “information fiduciaries.” Developed with Yale Law Professor Jack Balkin, the concept involves making such companies abide by a duty of loyalty to their users when handling sensitive data–including putting the user’s interests in front of profits–much the same way a lawyer or doctor must protect a client’s confidentiality.

Sen. Warner blasts Google for hidden Nest microphone: Federal agencies and Congress 'must have hearings to shine a light on the dark underbelly of the digital economy'

Sen. Warner blasts Google for hidden Nest microphone: Federal agencies and Congress 'must have hearings to shine a light on the dark underbelly of the digital economy'

"That was an error on our part." Read more: Google says the built-in microphone it never told Nest users about was 'never supposed to be a secret' Warner said that federal hearings may need to take place to bring more answers to consumer questions about their smart home devices.

Apple, Google urged to remove app that lets Saudi men track wives

Apple, Google urged to remove app that lets Saudi men track wives

The app also lets men in Saudi Arabia specify when and where to adult women under their "guardianship", including wives and unmarried daughters, are allowed to travel.

Companies Are Not Going to Stop Collecting Your Data – Here’s Why

Companies Are Not Going to Stop Collecting Your Data – Here’s Why

Just take one look at Facebook, seen twice in my list of recent breaches above, as the best example of why you still need to worry about your data online. Nearly every online company has questionable data privacy practices, from Google to Amazon to Apple to Yahoo and Microsoft.

Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's ad model: 'We don't sell people's data'

Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's ad model: 'We don't sell people's data'

Now playing: Watch this: Zuckerberg defends actions after New York Times investigation 2:58 Cambridge Analytica: Everything you need to know about Facebook's data mining scandal.

Apple blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps

Apple blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps

Apple has shut down Facebook’s ability to distribute internal iOS apps, from early releases of the Facebook app to basic tools like a lunch menu.

Move aside, backseat driver! New tech at CES monitors you inside car

Move aside, backseat driver! New tech at CES monitors you inside car

As Guardian Optical CEO Gil Dotan said, “What automakers want is what either sells cars, or what regulators tell them to do.” Occupants, inside a car, are seen on a monitor using technology by Silicon Valley company Eyeris, which uses cameras and AI to track drivers and passengers for safety benefits, shown during an interview in San Jose, California, U.S., December 28, 2018.

Federal data privacy bill introduced by 15 US Senators

Federal data privacy bill introduced by 15 US Senators

"Internet companies act as responsible stewards of people's data and agree with Sen. Schatz that federal legislation should promote responsible data practices," the organization said, adding that it will continue to work with lawmakers toward passing a broad data privacy law.

Privacy search engine Startpage launches anonymous browsing feature

Privacy search engine Startpage launches anonymous browsing feature

In an effort to further protect its users online, privacy search engine Startpage.com has launched a new “Anonymous View” feature. A free Anonymous View link is available to the right of every search result on Startpage.com which makes it incredibly easy for users to visit websites while protecting their privacy.

Is Intersection part of Google?

Is Intersection part of Google?

So the CEO of Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet subsidiary, is also “responsible for overall leadership” of Intersection, a company that InLink UK, whose lead partner is Intersection, describes as a “third party”.

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly ordered all Facebook executives to use Android phones

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly ordered all Facebook executives to use Android phones

“We’ve long encouraged our employees and executives to use Android because it is the most popular operating system in the world,” said Facebook in response to the New York Times article.

Exclusive: This Huge Hospital System Is Offering Its 30,000 Workers Free Genetic Tests

Exclusive: This Huge Hospital System Is Offering Its 30,000 Workers Free Genetic Tests

Klasko and the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Karen Knudsen, enterprise director of the NCI-Designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, spoke with me about initiative and its goal of promoting personalized treatment for employees—as well as what sets it apart from increasingly popular at-home DNA testing services like 23andMe.

Facebook Is the Least Trusted Major Tech Company When it Comes to Safeguarding Personal Data, Poll Finds

Facebook Is the Least Trusted Major Tech Company When it Comes to Safeguarding Personal Data, Poll Finds

is the least trustworthy of all major tech companies when it comes to safeguarding user data, according to a new national poll conducted for Fortune, highlighting the major challenges the company faces following a series of recent privacy blunders.

Microsoft, Amazon Top BEC's Favorite Brands

Microsoft, Amazon Top BEC's Favorite Brands

Nearly two-thirds of email attacks spoofing brand names impersonate Microsoft or Amazon, according to one of two studies released today on advanced emailed threats.

​iRobot and Google team up to understand your smart home

​iRobot and Google team up to understand your smart home

"Robots with mapping and spatial awareness capabilities will play an important role in allowing other smart devices in the home to more seamlessly work together," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot in a statement.

'Privacy is a human right': Big cheese Sat-Nad lays out Microsoft's stall at Future Decoded

'Privacy is a human right': Big cheese Sat-Nad lays out Microsoft's stall at Future Decoded

Of course, ethical behaviour extends beyond the AI sphere, and Nadella assured the audience of Microsoft fans that the software giant also thinks long and hard about the human rights record of a region before plonking down a data centre and giving the local regime access to Azure's cloudy toys.

Senate Dem wants to imprison tech execs over repeated privacy violations

Senate Dem wants to imprison tech execs over repeated privacy violations

A Democratic senator has unveiled a new proposal for a national privacy law, one that would subject technology CEOs to lengthy prison sentences for repeated violations. Wyden says that the proposal is meant to start a discussion as Congress deliberates over a national privacy standard following a string of data scandals at major companies.

Walmart-owned Sam’s Club is opening a cashier-less store in Texas

Walmart-owned Sam’s Club is opening a cashier-less store in Texas

Sam’s Club — the members-only, Walmart-owned retail store — is taking a page from Amazon’s playbook by opening an experimental cashier-less “Sam’s Club Now” store in Texas.

Apple boss takes aim at 'weaponisation' of customer data

Apple boss takes aim at 'weaponisation' of customer data

BRUSSELS: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Wednesday (Oct 24) customer data was being "weaponised with military efficiency" by companies to increase profit. Cook said Apple fully backed a federal privacy law in the United States, something Europe has already introduced via its General Data Protection Regulation.

Apple is distancing itself again from Google and Facebook with a new privacy website

Apple is distancing itself again from Google and Facebook with a new privacy website

Part of the website focuses on Apple's privacy features and the ways it limits the data it collects. The other part focuses on how a user can limit the data that's collected about him or her, including a new portal for downloading your personal data and deleting your Apple account.

Facebook is Dying and Here’s the Proof – FutureSin – Medium

Facebook is Dying and Here’s the Proof – FutureSin – Medium

Facebook is now making users wait twice as long to delete their accounts In a shocking and bizarre move to the product and customer experience it now takes a full month to delete your Facebook account — twice as long as before.

Blockchain and GDPR Do Not Go Hand-In-Hand

Blockchain and GDPR Do Not Go Hand-In-Hand

This ensures that regulations to manage and protect sensitive information can be complied with while services can continue to leverage the strengths of blockchain. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) are, for the most part, incompatible with blockchain-powered startups and businesses.