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.
The integrity of Alexa's privacy safeguards and compliance with privacy laws have come into question in recent months.
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.
Hackers steal our data. Tech firms abuse it. Can blockchain fix our privacy woes?
Apps in a section of the Google Play store designed for kids have caused harm by breaking privacy laws, displaying adult content or using manipulative advertising, the FTC complaint alleges.
Developers using uninstall trackers can flood you with ads to reinstall their software.
On Wednesday, the notification system will send a push alert and vibrating tone to every wireless phone in the country, with "Presidential Alert."
WhatsApp co-founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum have both left Facebook, which acquired the company in 2014 for $22 billion.
The update will "make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive," Apple said.
Government officials want greater access to secure communications data.
The newly arrived Yandex Taxi app is a product of one of Russia's most successful and popular digital companies—and Lithuanian officials are suspicious.
"We will continue to invest heavily in security and privacy because we have a responsibility to keep people safe," said Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.
Sandwiched between a promise to protect Mexico's election and the announcement of a gaming platform was a notification that a bug had impacted 14 million users.
In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook faced new questions over its data-sharing ties to major technology firms.
The 2018 U.S. midterms are less than eight months away, and Congress has done nothing to close loopholes that enable political advertising on social media to fuel disinformation and division. Time for legislators to get to work.
Facebook scoops up users' data as they navigate across the internet, but its far from the only one.