US says it can prove Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks

US says it can prove Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks

US officials say they have evidence that Huawei has backdoor access to mobile-phone networks around the world, according to a Wall Street Journal article published today.

ICE Is Using Location Data From Games and Apps to Track and Arrest Immigrants, Report Says

ICE Is Using Location Data From Games and Apps to Track and Arrest Immigrants, Report Says

The federal government purchased access to a database that tracks millions of cell phones and is using the data as part of its ongoing crackdown on undocumented immigrants, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year

Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year

Google is the latest big tech company to make a move into banking and personal financial services: The company is gearing up to offer checking accounts to consumers, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal, starting as early as next year.

Google reveals ‘Project Nightingale’ after being accused of secretly gathering personal health records

Google reveals ‘Project Nightingale’ after being accused of secretly gathering personal health records

The Wall Street Journal’s Rob Copeland wrote that the data amassed in the program includes “lab results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalization records, among other categories, and amounts to a complete health history, complete with patient names and dates of birth,” and that as many as 150 Google employees may have had access to the data.

'When Will Someone Go to Jail?': New Report Shows Google Secretly Storing Health Data of Millions of Americans

'When Will Someone Go to Jail?': New Report Shows Google Secretly Storing Health Data of Millions of Americans

A "bombshell" new report from The Wall Street Journal describes a secret project from Google and healthcare giant Ascension to store data on millions of Americans, a move that critics of the tech conglomerate decried as another example of overreach.

Huawei technicians have been helping governments in Uganda and Zambia spy on their political opponents, a new report says

Huawei technicians have been helping governments in Uganda and Zambia spy on their political opponents, a new report says

Huawei employees stationed in Uganda and Zambia have helped the Ugandan and Zambian governments spy on their political opponents, which has led to the opponents' arrests in both countries, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Employers spy on their workers more than you think — here’s how: report

Employers spy on their workers more than you think — here’s how: report

Aside from monitoring employees’ emails, some companies are keeping track of texts, chat messages, phone calls and ID badges, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Facebook to be slapped with $5 billion fine for privacy lapses, say reports

Facebook to be slapped with $5 billion fine for privacy lapses, say reports

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.The Federal Trade Commission approved an approximately $5 billion settlement with over the company's 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal, a person familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.

Google to pay Mozilla $300M yearly in new search deal, says report

Google to pay Mozilla $300M yearly in new search deal, says report

Google promised to pay Mozilla almost $300 million annually to keep its search engine as the default in Firefox, according to a report today on AllThingsD, a blog operated by the publisher of the Wall Street Journal.

Facebook CEO may have known of questionable privacy practices: WSJ

Facebook CEO may have known of questionable privacy practices: WSJ

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Stop Advertisers from Tracking You

Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Stop Advertisers from Tracking You

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is readying a Chrome update that will allow you to block marketing companies from tracking you. The new tool will also give you the option to block all third-party tracking from marketing companies that use your information to make their money.

China is reportedly using US satellite technologies to bolster its surveillance capabilities

China is reportedly using US satellite technologies to bolster its surveillance capabilities

The Chinese government has been using a private company jointly owned by a U.S. investment firm and its Chinese counterpart to expand its surveillance and telecommunications capabilities using American technology, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Popular apps caught secretly sending health data and more to Facebook, should Apple intervene?

Popular apps caught secretly sending health data and more to Facebook, should Apple intervene?

A new investigative report from The Wall Street Journal today looks into the controversial practice of popular third-party iOS and Android apps sending very personal user data to .

Age of Surveillance Capitalism: “We Thought We Were Searching Google, But Google Was Searching Us”

Age of Surveillance Capitalism: “We Thought We Were Searching Google, But Google Was Searching Us”

I wanted to get your comment on this latest news headline: “A New York regulator is ramping up a promised investigation of how Facebook gathered sensitive personal information from popular smartphone applications, after a report by The Wall Street Journal revealed many such apps were sending the social-media giant data including users’ body weight and menstrual cycles.” SHOSHANA ZUBOFF: All right, well, so we’re living in a time right now where every week there are a series of mini-scandals.

Report: Apps give Facebook sensitive health and other data

Report: Apps give Facebook sensitive health and other data

NEW YORK (AP) — Several phone apps are sending sensitive user data, including health information, to Facebook without users' consent, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

Apps are reportedly telling Facebook how much users weigh and when they're menstruating

Apps are reportedly telling Facebook how much users weigh and when they're menstruating

Some of the most popular smartphone apps are uploading to Facebook highly personal information about their users, including their blood pressure and weight, what house listings they were looking at, and whether they were menstruating or pregnant, without users' explicit knowledge or consent, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday .

Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware

Some iOS Apps Sending an Alarming Amount of Data to Facebook and Most Users Are Unaware

At least 11 out of the 70 apps tested by The Wall Street Journal were sending sensitive user data to Facebook, including six of the top 15 health and fitness apps.

Mark Zuckerberg Thinks You Don't Trust Facebook Because You Don't 'Understand' It

Mark Zuckerberg Thinks You Don't Trust Facebook Because You Don't 'Understand' It

On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal published a 1,000-word screed by Mark Zuckerberg about the company’s data collecting practices titled “The Facts About Facebook.” In it, Zuckerberg makes noise about the company being about “people,” and insists—as he has been for the majority of his company’s 15-year history—that we should trust it.

Facebook gave Spotify and Netflix access to users’ private messages

Facebook gave Spotify and Netflix access to users’ private messages

The story, which builds on reporting earlier this year from both the Times and the Wall Street Journal, describes a variety of data-sharing partnerships, some of which users were likely unaware of.

US asks foreign allies to avoid Huawei

US asks foreign allies to avoid Huawei

Officials have spoken to their counterparts and telecom bosses in Germany, Italy, Japan and other friendly countries where the Chinese company's equipment is already in use, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

Google Data Breach Affecting 500,000 Accounts Revealed

Google Data Breach Affecting 500,000 Accounts Revealed

An internal memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal detailed the fears of company policy & legal officials that disclosing the breach would result “in us coming into the spotlight alongside or even instead of Facebook despite having stayed under the radar throughout the Cambridge Analytica scandal”.

Amazon staff said to be taking bribes to leak data

Amazon staff said to be taking bribes to leak data

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon employees have been bribed to leak corporate data - such as sales metrics and the personal details of reviewers - to sellers:

Google admits it lets hundreds of other companies access your Gmail inbox

Google admits it lets hundreds of other companies access your Gmail inbox

The letter, initially reported by the Wall Street Journal and seen by the Telegraph, also says that app developers can and do share the data with other companies – as long as Google believes their privacy policies make this clear enough.

Verizon’s troubles with AOL taught it a lesson: Consumers care about privacy

Verizon’s troubles with AOL taught it a lesson: Consumers care about privacy

Tim Armstrong, the former AOL chief executive who joined Verizon when it purchased his company in 2015, is said to be on the verge of departing, according to a Wall Street Journal report.