This Oregon city has a COVID-19 hotline for residents to report people not wearing masks

This Oregon city has a COVID-19 hotline for residents to report people not wearing masks

With a greater focus on enforcing mask wearing on the horizon, the city of Bend has a hotline residents can call about businesses not adhering to the statewide mask mandate.The number is 541-323-7155.Numbers of cases and hospitalizations are surging statewide, and Gov. Kate Brown instituted a freeze that starts Wednesday.

Facebook warns Apple's iOS 14 could shave more than 50% from Audience Network revenue

Facebook warns Apple's iOS 14 could shave more than 50% from Audience Network revenue

The Facebook Audience Network allows mobile software developers to provide in-app advertisements targeted to users based on Facebook's data.Today, advertisers can use a unique device ID number called the IDFA to better target ads and estimate their effectiveness.

U.S. state of Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google

U.S. state of Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google

(Reuters) - Arizona filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday, alleging that the U.S. tech giant used “deceptive” and “unfair” practices to obtain the location data of users.

California's new privacy law puts billions worth of personal data under protection

California's new privacy law puts billions worth of personal data under protection

That's thanks to the California Consumer Privacy Act, which went into effect on Wednesday, Jan. 1, and deals with how large companies are allowed to collect and use data of California residents.

India may force social media platforms to offer user verification - government sources

India may force social media platforms to offer user verification - government sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s proposed new privacy bill may require large social media platforms to offer an identity-verification option, a potentially precedent-setting effort to rein in the spread of “fake news”, two government sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Phone numbers for as many as 220 million Facebook users were reportedly found sitting online in a file where anybody could have found them

Phone numbers for as many as 220 million Facebook users were reportedly found sitting online in a file where anybody could have found them

The issue, a Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider on Wednesday, stemmed from a feature, which has since been shut down, that allowed users to search for friends by their phone numbers.

Google Is Fined $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube

Google Is Fined $170 Million for Violating Children’s Privacy on YouTube

The privacy case against YouTube began in 2016 after the New York attorney general’s office, which has been active in enforcing the federal children’s privacy law in the state, notified the trade commission about apparent violations of the law on the site.

Mark Zuckerberg makes the case for not breaking up Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg makes the case for not breaking up Facebook

"The question that I think we have to grapple with is that breaking up these companies wouldn't make any of those problems better," Zuckerberg said in a conversation with Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein.

NSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show

NSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show

The National Security Agency (NSA) improperly collected records on American phone calls and texts last year, according to new documents obtained and released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).The error occurred between Oct. 3 and Oct. 12, the documents show, and had not been previously disclosed.

Your car's data privacy comes into question in Georgia Supreme Court case

Your car's data privacy comes into question in Georgia Supreme Court case

Last June, the US Supreme Court also ruled that police need a warrant to get phone location data , but there are still privacy challenges as more cases take on other ways technology can collect information.

Telegram founder claims DDoS attack was timed to disrupt Hong Kong protests

Telegram founder claims DDoS attack was timed to disrupt Hong Kong protests

Pavel Durov claimed the DDoS attack originated ‘mostly from China’ and was meant to disrupt communication between protesters in Hong Kong. The founder of Telegram has claimed a cyber attack that disrupted the messaging platform was carried out to coincide with protests in Hong Kong.

Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google

Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google

The probe was the result of a number of submissions against the company, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) said, including from privacy-focused web browser Brave, which complained last year that Google and other digital advertising firms were playing fast and loose with people’s data.

Media Alert: Court Hearing Wednesday on Law Enforcement Retention of DNA Profiles from Innocent Californians

Media Alert: Court Hearing Wednesday on Law Enforcement Retention of DNA Profiles from Innocent Californians

San Francisco – At 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 1, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Law Office of Michael T. They filed the suit against the state of California to challenge its retention of genetic profiles from people arrested but never convicted of any crime.

New York investigating Facebook over storage of 'unauthorized' email contacts

New York investigating Facebook over storage of 'unauthorized' email contacts

(Reuters) - New York Attorney General Letitia James said on Thursday she is investigating Facebook Inc’s unauthorized storage of up to 1.5 million Facebook users’ email contact databases, the latest privacy issue to affect the U.S. social media giant.

Millions of Facebook records were exposed on public Amazon server

Millions of Facebook records were exposed on public Amazon server

James Martin/CNET A treasure trove of data containing more than 540 million records was exposed online in a public database, security researchers from UpGuard said Wednesday. The exposed database for At the Pool contained data including photos, events and passwords, though UpGuard believes the passwords stored were for the app, not for Facebook accounts.

Japan sets sights on tighter anti-trust regulations for Big Tech

Japan sets sights on tighter anti-trust regulations for Big Tech

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo The new regulator will examine competitive practices, the protection of personal data, and make anti-trust recommendations, according to a presentation made at a government advisory panel on Wednesday.

Facebook tries to explain why companies could erase your messages

Facebook tries to explain why companies could erase your messages

The blog post — the second since The New York Times reported Tuesday that Facebook for many years gave more than 150 companies extensive access to personal data — focused narrowly on the contention in the Times report that emerged as the most controversial: that Facebook gave four companies access to read, write and delete users' messages.

Hackers Invade YouTube Ads To Mine Cryptocurrency

Hackers Invade YouTube Ads To Mine Cryptocurrency

The hackers probably targeted YouTube because the platform is so popular, Trend Micro said in a Friday blog post. In this case, the mining scripts in the YouTube scheme were configured to siphon 80 percent of the PC's computing power, Trend Micro said.

Apple removes Facebook's Onavo security app from the App Store

Apple removes Facebook's Onavo security app from the App Store

According to a Wall Street Journal story on Wednesday, citing a person familiar with the matter, Apple officials told Facebook last week that Onavo violated the company's rules on data collection by developers, and suggested last Thursday that Facebook voluntarily remove the app.