To date, Google has processed more than seven billion copyright takedown requests for its search engine. The majority of the reported links are purged from Google’s search index, as required by the DMCA. Recently, however, Google appears to gone a step further, using search takedowns to “moderate” users’ privately saved links collections.
Irish regulators sniffing around Facebook-for-suits subsidiary have threatened fine.
Amazon and its subsidiary, Ring, have agreed to separate multi-million dollar settlements with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over privacy violations involving children’s use of Alexa and homeowners’ use of Ring doorbell cameras.
The NYPD filed vague reports about its surveillance tech, bucking requirements under a new law.
Top tech companies are mounting a push to limit how US intelligence agencies collect and view texts, emails and other information about their users, especially American citizens.
Despite deleted chats, Google says US wasn’t denied access to “material” info.
A security flaw in Ring’s Neighbors app was exposing the precise locations and home addresses of users who had posted to the app.
Hackers break into databases, steal their content, hold it for ransom for 9 days, and then sell to the highest bidder if the DB owner doesn’t want to pay the ransom demand.
Ad giant sued after mobile allowances eaten by hidden transfers.
Around 104,852 women had their photos uploaded to a bot, on the WhatsApp-like text messaging app Telegram, which were then used to generate computer-generated fake nudes of them without their knowledge or consent, researchers revealed on Tuesday.
Facebook Inc. is again being sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users, this time through the unauthorized use of their mobile phone cameras.
Several companies offering phone-spying apps — known as “stalkerware” — are still advertising in Google search results, despite the search giant’s ban that took effect today, TechCrunch has found.
Use of the tech needs to be narrower to conform to human rights law, court held.
Twitter’s use of the data for advertising purposes was discovered in 2019.
A mobile app once used by the Trump campaign and other partisan interests has been rebranded and is now part of an “approved” national app database specifically designed for use by public health and safety agencies.