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Topic: privacy

Japan could expand local privacy rules to cover multinationals like Apple

01/21/2019, 12:01 pm

Japan should consider legal changes so it can enforce domestic privacy rules on foreign tech firms like Apple and Google, according to a government communications panel.

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Apple & other tech giants cited by Austrian group for failing to meet GDPR

01/18/2019, 09:01 am

An non-profit organization, noyb, has launched a complaint with the Austrian government against Apple, YouTube, and several other major tech companies, saying they've failed to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR.

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Major data broker Acxiom backs Tim Cook's call for data privacy regulations

01/18/2019, 01:01 am

Responding to Apple CEO Tim Cook's crusade for strict data privacy regulations in the U.S., Acxiom, a premiere data broker, said it supports a unified set of laws governing data sharing practices while at the same time denying it is part of a so-called "shadow economy."

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Tim Cook renews call to Congress for federal data privacy law reforms, suggests creation of 'data-broker clearinghouse'

01/17/2019, 05:01 am

The U.S. Congress should implement comprehensive federal privacy legislation to protect and empower customers against "data brokers," Apple CEO Tim Cook has declared, calling for lawmakers to introduce landmark reforms that fundamentally change the rules by which companies should abide regarding the collection and storage of user data.

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American Data Dissemination Act seeks to legislate how the tech industry uses your data

01/16/2019, 02:01 pm

Senator Marco Rubio has announced the American Data Dissemination Act, a data privacy bill that aims to shore up existing privacy laws and establish a minimum standard for tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook to obey.

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Sprint promises to finally end sales of location data to third parties

01/16/2019, 12:01 pm

Following shortly behind its rivals, Sprint on Wednesday promised that it would at last end sales of location data to third parties -- something it and other U.S. carriers once promised to do before.

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DuckDuckGo adds Apple Maps integration for local search results

01/15/2019, 12:01 pm

Users of the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo will be seeing local search results with Apple Maps integration, the search engine has confirmed, with the integration of MapKit JS being used both for location-based searches as well as the Maps tab.

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Face ID, Touch ID unlocks can't be compelled by law enforcement, rules federal judge

01/14/2019, 11:01 am

The police cannot force a person to unlock their iPhone with Face ID or Touch ID, a U.S. federal judge has ruled, a move that effectively provides users the same protection for the biometric security for their devices as previously afforded to passcodes.

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Ring camera support teams may have access to all video recorded by users [u]

01/10/2019, 03:01 pm

People with Ring indoor or outdoor cameras may have had any some of their private videos seen by teams working for the company, an expose claimed on Thursday. [Updated with additional Ring response]

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US carriers again vow to better control data access after pay-to-track scandal

01/10/2019, 01:01 pm

Major U.S. carriers have for a second time promised to better control data access after a site successfully tracked down a T-Mobile phone by paying a bounty hunter $300.

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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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Mac Pro, iMac & Qualcomm: What to expect from Apple in the start of 2019

01/01/2019, 02:01 pm

It's the start of a brand new year, and as usual there is a lot happening in the first half of 2019, for both Apple itself and for connected companies in the rest of the technology sphere. AppleInsider details some of the things you should expect to hear more about in the next few months.

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Whistleblowing app Blind admits security lapse exposed messaging data

12/21/2018, 09:12 am

Blind, an anonymous whistleblowing app said to have users at Apple and other large tech corporations, has acknowledged that it recently left one of its servers without a password, exposing identifiable account data.

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Apple overhauls reporting of US government data requests, offers more detail with greater delay

12/20/2018, 05:12 pm

Apple on Thursday published a transparency report for the first half of 2018, revising how it breaks down data search requests from U.S. government agencies, as well as the overall design of its transparency subsite.

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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 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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Google's Pichai denies any political bias in search results during lengthy Congressional testimony

12/11/2018, 02:12 pm

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified in front of a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday to address a number of issues, above all deflecting suggestions that the company's search results are biased towards one political party or another.

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Some iPhone apps handing precise location data to as many as 40 businesses

12/10/2018, 10:12 am

Despite Apple's strict controls on privacy, a number of iOS apps are not only tracking precise location information on anonymized users but sharing it with third-party businesses -- sometimes dozens of them, a report revealed on Monday.

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Apple avoids iPhone ban in India by approving regulator's anti-spam app for download from the App Store

11/30/2018, 02:11 pm

Apple has ended a standoff with the telecommunications regulator of India, approving TRAI's anti-spam app for inclusion in the App Store, a move that also allows Apple to avoid threats from the regulator that could have led to the banning of iPhones from the country's mobile networks.

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