In short, no, Apple isn't spying on you, but the company is giving you more transparency in knowing which apps are accessing your camera and microphone.
The Vivaldi browser has launched Break Mode, a new feature designed to improve your remote working habits.
After nearly two months, Twitter has brought back the ability for users to download their personal data from the site.
American users of Google's now-defunct social networking platform may be eligible for a small payout as part of a $7.5 million settlement linked to a 2018 privacy issue—here's what you need to know.
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The urgency of tracking coronavirus carriers calls for relaxing rules on data privacy. But unless these changes are ringfenced for this emergency, every aspect of our physical lives could soon be traded by Big Tech.
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"It does appear to be more like a spy in a pocket rather than an app to help make an informed decision who to vote for," one security commentator told Newsweek.
Privacy advocates are concerned there could be no definite end to digital tracing introduced to stem coronavirus outbreaks.
"Without this prohibition, intelligence officials would potentially have access to information such as our personal health, religious practices, and political views," Wednesday's letter said.
There are ways to facilitate contact tracing in the hopes of preventing new deadly spikes of the coronavirus. But it may feel like a choice between your privacy and your life.
The California-based video-calling company enjoyed an influx of new users as the coronavirus outbreak pushed countries into lockdown, but its security and privacy policies have come under fire.
After a judge awarded nearly $80 million to the attorneys, claimants in the Equifax case are unlikely to receive the $125 payout.
Project Nightingale, a medical data collection project between Google and health care provider Ascension, will be the subject of an announced federal probe.
Plans to monitor St. Louis with "spy planes" were denounced at a protest in the city Thursday.
The justified backlash against tech giants here in Silicon Valley is a visceral reaction to the ongoing attacks on America's institutions and values. We must step up to protect our elections, privacy and free speech.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the ban was needed as a "deterrent to radical behavior" following months of anti-government protests.
Canada's bottom-up model upholds privacy as a human right and a constitutional value, while valuing the economic importance of innovative data use.
Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act requires anyone collecting uniquely identifiable biometric data—like fingerprints or retinal scans—to receive informed consent beforehand.
Right now, after you click "I agree," companies face almost no legal limits on what they can do with your personal data for their own profit. It's past time for us to take back the right to our digital selves.
The integrity of Alexa's privacy safeguards and compliance with privacy laws have come into question in recent months.
A record-setting settlement allows consumers to claim up to $20,000 from Equifax, but smaller amounts can be claimed with relative ease.
Does rolling out a potentially game-changing global digital currency seem appropriate for a company with Facebook's reputation issues?
Hey Alexa! Who would have guessed it's convenience, not totalitarianism that would bring all-seeing eyes into our homes?
It's a privacy application that keeps you anonymous on the internet—and it's now on Google Play.
The Echo Dot for kids can help your child learn, play and grow. It's also collecting massive amounts of data about them.
"We've fixed the underlying issue and are notifying people whose contacts were imported," Facebook said in a statement.
If you think Facebook and Google invade your privacy, imagine what hackers could do with a minute-to-minute log of your disease symptoms, behaviors, locations and even your appearance and conversations.
"There is a golden opportunity for the U.S. to take the lead on data privacy globally and demonstrate how data protection can be an economic driver for growth and innovation."