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Cambridge Analytica owners fined $27,000 for refusing US data request

01/09/2019, 01:01 pm

The firm best known for harvesting political data ignored a legal order to provide personal information when asked by a US academic. This contravenes UK data protection laws and saw them fined a total of $27,000.

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Apple recruits strong Facebook critic to keep up privacy standards

01/09/2019, 08:01 am

Apple has reportedly hired Sandy Parakilas, an outspoken critic of privacy practices at Facebook, to serve as a product manager on its privacy team.

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Three new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4 -- Apple's September 2018 in review

12/31/2018, 07:12 am

Looking back at Apple's September 2018 in review, Apple set the table for the rest of the year by debuting new iPhones and a new Apple Watch model that were adored -- and fired up the decades-old debate if Apple products were too expensive for the company's own good.

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Apple reveals macOS Mojave, iOS 12, and watchOS 5 at WWDC -- Apple's June 2018 in review

12/28/2018, 04:12 pm

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference dominated much of the month but June also saw awards season -- with Apple both giving and receiving trophies.

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Apple gets honors, Zuckerberg's hearing, and even Apple Stores now run on renewable energy - Apple's April 2018 in review

12/27/2018, 04:12 pm

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg didn't get to say what he wanted about Apple's past, and Jony Ive wouldn't say much about Apple's future. All this, and more, in Apple's April 2018 in review.

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No HomePod, politics, bug extermination and more -- Apple's January 2018 in review

12/26/2018, 07:12 am

Apple was busy in January 2018 with legal cases, Warhol's Apple logo art, Apple Music successes, and working hard to get us the HomePod. AppleInsider revisits the very start of 2018, the year that would see Apple become the most valuable company in the world on paper -- for a while.

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Washington D.C. government sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal

12/19/2018, 03:12 pm

The attorney general for Washington, D.C. itself announced that the region is suing Facebook for its role in Cambridge Analytica's illicit collection of private data.

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Facebook enabled Apple devices to obfuscate data sharing from users, report says [u]

12/18/2018, 10:12 pm

A damning report on Tuesday provides further details on Facebook's shady data sharing practices, already under intense scrutiny for the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, suggesting the social media giant enabled Apple devices to surreptitiously collect information about users without their -- or apparently Apple's -- knowledge.

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Facebook says bug may have briefly exposed photos of 6.8 million app users

12/14/2018, 12:12 pm

Between Sept. 13 and Sept. 25, a bug temporarily exposed more photos than intended to third-party apps that use Facebook logins, the social network acknowledged on Friday.

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Justice and governance can be blind, but willful tech ignorance by them is hurting us

12/14/2018, 11:12 am

Our leaders and politicians don't have to be IT experts but they shouldn't be making decisions on topics they don't even attempt to understand.

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Tim Cook expects 'inevitable' privacy legislation, values user privacy as an Apple core value

11/18/2018, 07:11 pm

An interview previously recorded with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple Park aired on Sunday night, with the executive telling Axios' Ina Fried and Mike Allen that he sees privacy regulation of tech as an inevitability.

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Facebook denies report claiming Zuckerberg ordered execs to go Android-only

11/15/2018, 10:11 am

Facebook on Thursday issued a denial of several claims in a recent New York Times report, which for instance said that CEO Mark Zuckerberg was so incensed by jabs from Apple CEO Tim Cook that he ordered executives to use Android devices instead of iPhones.

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Zuckerberg told Facebook execs to stop using iPhone after Tim Cook privacy comments

11/14/2018, 07:11 pm

In efforts to contain and suppress fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year, Facebook went on the offensive and attacked critics of the company's privacy practices. One of the social network's targets, according to a new report, was Apple and its CEO Tim Cook.

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Zuckerberg says iMessage biggest competitor to Facebook's messaging services, takes dig at Apple's China policies

10/30/2018, 10:10 pm

In a rare concession that Facebook's messaging services are threatened by an industry stalwart, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Apple's iMessage is leading Messenger and WhatsApp in key markets like the U.S.

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EU demands Facebook security & privacy audit, UK slaps company with $640,000 fine

10/25/2018, 10:10 am

In response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the European Parliament this week adopted a resolution calling on Facebook to take actions to stop interference in elections, and let E.U. agencies perform a full audit of the company's data protection.

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Facebook waffles on Portal video chat device privacy, can be used for ad data

10/17/2018, 08:10 am

Facebook's recently launched Portal video calling devices could help the social network target advertising towards its users, it has been revealed, with data collected by the hardware potentially combined with other information for marketing purposes.

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Facebook rolls out 3D Photos feature using iPhone depth map data

10/12/2018, 09:10 am

Facebook has started to roll out a new imaging feature to users of the social network, with "3D Photos" able to provide the effect of 3D in a two-dimensional photograph, by taking advantage of depth maps generated by newer iPhone models.

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Facebook Portal sets up video chat hardware fight with Amazon, Google

10/08/2018, 09:10 am

Facebook has launched its own smart device in the form of the Portal -- a pair of smart assistants specifically designed for connectivity through the social media venue.

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Almost 50M Facebook accounts at risk for theft after latest security breach

09/28/2018, 01:09 pm

Facebook on Friday revealed that it recently uncovered a major security breach impacting close to 50 million users, which could result in the user's account being stolen by the thieves.

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Apple endorses federal privacy legislation at U.S. Senate hearing

09/26/2018, 12:09 pm

In a U.S. Senate committee hearing Wednesday, Apple's vice president of software technology, Guy "Bud" Tribble, stated Apple's support for legislation, while agreeing that the Federal Trade Commission should hold regulatory authority.

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