Facebook denies claims of discrepancies in evidence to MPs

Facebook denies claims of discrepancies in evidence to MPs

“In their evidence, Facebook representatives truthfully answered questions about when the company first learned of Aleksandr Kogan/GSR’s improper transfer of data to Cambridge Analytica, which was in December 2015 through The Guardian’s reporting.

StockX was hacked, exposing millions of customers’ data

StockX was hacked, exposing millions of customers’ data

The fashion and sneaker trading platform pushed out a password reset email to its users on Thursday citing “system updates,” but left users confused and scrambling for answers. An unnamed data breached seller contacted TechCrunch claiming more than 6.8 million records were stolen from the site in May by a hacker.

Wikipedia co-founder slams Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter and the 'appalling' internet

Wikipedia co-founder slams Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter and the 'appalling' internet

"The internet wouldn't have been created by people like Mark Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today," he said. The internet wouldn't have been created by people like Mark Zuckerberg, or any of the sort of corporate executives in Silicon Valley today.

Privacy issues roll on because tech giants have no competition, experts tell Congress

Privacy issues roll on because tech giants have no competition, experts tell Congress

This lack of competition is the root of privacy issues for tech companies, experts said, and why several lawmakers have called for a breakup of Facebook.

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Presearch Launches Browser Extension for Private Search

Community members can earn rewards in the native cryptocurrency token, PRE, for searching and referring new users. About: Presearch is building an open, decentralised search engine that rewards community members for their usage, contribution to, and promotion of the platform.

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.

Teenagers' social media photos used to train eBay's AI without their knowledge

Teenagers' social media photos used to train eBay's AI without their knowledge

eBay is training its artificial intelligence using photos harvested from a social network popular among teenage girls for sharing photographs of their outfits without their knowledge or consent. The online marketplace uses pictures uploaded by unsuspecting users of Chictopia, a popular “style” sharing website headquartered in San Francisco.

WhatsApp’s Brian Acton to talk Signal Foundation and leaving Facebook at Disrupt SF

WhatsApp’s Brian Acton to talk Signal Foundation and leaving Facebook at Disrupt SF

Which explains why now, two years after leaving Facebook, Acton has found a new groove as founder and executive chairman of the Signal Technology Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to doing the foundational work around making private communication accessible, secure and ubiquitous.

Brutal Startup Is Using Eye Tracking to Force You to Watch Ads

Brutal Startup Is Using Eye Tracking to Force You to Watch Ads

MoviePass co-founder Stacy Spikes has a new startup called PreShow, and it’s using a business model straight out of “A Clockwork Orange”: The company’s new app helps you score free movie tickets — as long as you sit through 15 to 20 minutes of advertisements that use eye-tracking technology to make sure you don’t look away.

NSO Group CEO on '60 Minutes': Hacking Lawyers, Reporters Is OK

NSO Group CEO on '60 Minutes': Hacking Lawyers, Reporters Is OK

Screenshot: 60 Minutes ()The founder and CEO of NSO Group, the notorious Israeli hacking company with customers around the world, appeared on CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday night to defend the use of his company’s tools in hacking and spying on lawyers, journalists, and minors when the company’s customers determine the ends justify the means.

What is Location Data … and Why Should You Care? | Data & Me

What is Location Data … and Why Should You Care? | Data & Me

We recently sat down with Gil Elbaz, CEO and Founder of Factual, a location data company powering innovation in product development, mobile marketing and real-world analytics.

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

Mishi Choudhary, founder of SFLC.in, a legal advocacy group in New Delhi, said Indian governments had tried for nearly a decade to exercise more control over internet content but had been restrained by the courts.

Now we know why WhatsApp’s founders quit, and it’s not good news!

Now we know why WhatsApp’s founders quit, and it’s not good news!

According to the report, all the services would now use end to end encryption, but other privacy concerns have worried WhatsApp employees so much they have or are planning to leave.

OpenBazaar launches Haven, a privacy-focused app for socializing with friends and making purchases with cryptocurrencies

OpenBazaar launches Haven, a privacy-focused app for socializing with friends and making purchases with cryptocurrencies

Blockchain startup OB1, the developers of decentralized shopping platform OpenBazaar, have announced Haven , a privacy-focused app for socializing with friends and making purchases with cryptocurrencies.

Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned

Instagram caught selling ads to follower-buying services it banned

A TechCrunch investigation initially found 17 services selling fake followers or automated notification spam for luring in followers that were openly advertising on Instagram despite blatantly violating the network’s policies.

Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers

Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers

Parliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents in an extraordinary attempt to hold the US social media giant to account after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly refused to answer MPs’ questions.

European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

European privacy search engines aim to challenge Google

Sites like Britain's Mojeek , France's Qwant , Unbubble in Germany and Swisscows don't track user data, filter results or show "behavioral" ads. Pat Walshe, a U.K.-based privacy consultant, has been using Startpage and Qwant for years and says has never felt their services were inferior to Google's.

European privacy search0020engines aim to challenge Google

European privacy search0020engines aim to challenge Google

The backlash over Big Tech’s collection of personal data offers fresh hope to a number of little-known search engines that promise to protect user privacy, such as Britain's Mojeek, France's Qwant, Unbubble in Germany and Swisscows, which say they don't track user data, filter results or show “behavioral” ads.

An open letter to Tim Cook, from

An open letter to Tim Cook, from

At /e/Foundation, we’re building a new mobile ecosystem for users first: it respects their personal data privacy, it’s open source, and we are making it as attractive as possible, for Mom and Dad users.