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Topic: privacy

FTC & Facebook negotiating record-breaking billion-dollar privacy violation fine

02/15/2019, 12:02 pm

Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are in talks over a privacy violations fine that could cost the former billions of dollars.

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Apple's Tim Cook will 'take a look' at controversial Saudi app used to track women

02/13/2019, 08:02 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised his company will "take a look" at Absher, a Saudi government app with a feature letting men control the travel of their wives and daughters.

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US Senator demands Apple & Google pull app used by Saudis to oppress women

02/12/2019, 12:02 pm

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has issued a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, calling on the pair to pull an app used to track the movements of Saudi women.

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Apple agrees to bend to Russian law and store user data on local servers

02/01/2019, 12:02 pm

Apple will at last comply with a 2014 Russian law requiring data on citizens to be stored on local servers -- something that could affect both Apple and the country's political dissidents.

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Group FaceTime bug fix arriving in iOS update week of Feb. 4

02/01/2019, 09:02 am

Apple has advised it has repaired a security hole in Group FaceTime that allowed users to listen in to others without their permission on its servers, with a software update to address the issue on iPhones and iPads arriving in the next week.

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Spies want to use exploits similar to Group FaceTime bug for eavesdropping

02/01/2019, 08:02 am

The recently-discovered Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on other people without their permission has been worked around, and a fix is coming, but the UK's surveillance agency wants to use flaws like it as a feature, in order to more easily spy on targets.

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If you want to sue Apple over FaceTime eavesdropping and live in Canada, now's your chance

01/31/2019, 01:01 pm

A Montreal lawfirm is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Apple over its recently-disclosed Group FaceTime bug, which let people spy on others who hadn't actually accepted a call.

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Google is violating Apple's iPhone app privacy rules the same way Facebook did [u: disabled]

01/30/2019, 03:01 pm

Facebook is not the only major tech company found to be misusing Apple's Enterprise Certificate system, with a report claiming Google is pulling the same trick for its own app, one that is similar in nature to Facebook's now-blocked "Research" app.

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Apple has revoked Facebook's enterprise developer certificates after sideload violations [u]

01/30/2019, 11:01 am

Apple has stopped Facebook from being able to use its internal apps by revoking its enterprise developer certificates, in response to reports the social network ignored guidelines relating to user privacy by distributing apps outside the app store, and paid users to install the spyware.

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Apple was told about Group FaceTime privacy bug more than a week before closing access

01/29/2019, 02:01 pm

Apple may have known about the Group FaceTime privacy bug a week before the company disabled the feature, with one Twitter user claiming to have informed Apple of the issue discovered by their child the previous Monday.

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Court rules man must be given access to husband's iCloud photos

01/27/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple must provide a man access to the iCloud account of his late husband so he can retrieve family photos shot with an iPhone and a dedicated camera, a New York judge has ruled.

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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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