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Privacy Google Being Sued for Allegedly Collecting Kids' Personal Data

Their suit claims Google violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by failing to acquire "verifiable parental consent" prior to accumulating said data. McMath added that there's no ...

Privacy Google sued by New Mexico AG for allegedly collecting location data, contact lists from students

Those apps include Gmail, Calendar and Google docs. The practice would run afoul of the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, a federal law that regulates user data collection...

Privacy Facebook to Pay Millions for Allegedly Mishandling User Data (Again)

Facebook's privacy missteps are once again coming with a hefty price tag. Months after the company faced a $5 billion fine from the Federal Trade Commission over its data privacy practices...

Privacy FTC settles with Unroll.me over allegedly duping users over email data collection, sale

(Individuals in the EU are unable to sign up due to GDPR restrictions.) Handing over the keys to your email kingdom can be a daunting prospect and so when it comes to privacy and data use, the...

Privacy FTC: Four companies allegedly misrepresented their participation in EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

In its cases against Global Data and TDARX, the FTC alleged that the companies continued to claim participation in EU-U.S. Privacy Shield after allowing their certifications to lapse. Furthermore,...

Privacy TikTok is being sued for allegedly sending U.S. user data to China

As Reuters reports, the lawsuit alleges TikTok “vacuumed up and transferred to servers in China vast quantities of private and personally identifiable user data.” What’s especially alarming is that...

Privacy Senators Raise Privacy Fears With Amazon Over Ukraine Team Allegedly Having Unrestrained Access to Ring Security Cameras

In a letter addressed to billionaire CEO Jeff Bezos, dated November 20, the political collective voiced fresh concerns about the data security and privacy protections built into the range of home ...

Privacy Facebook allegedly shut down access to its user data to thwart competitors

Court documents have revealed that in 2012 Facebook Inc. started cutting off access for developers to its user data, only it’s alleged that the company sold this as a way to strengthen privacy when...

Privacy Saudi Arabia allegedly recruited former Twitter employees to access user data

The complaint, unsealed on Wednesday, alleges that Saudi officials recruited employees at Twitter to look up the private data of thousands of Twitter accounts and remove certain content from the ...

Privacy Mark Zuckerberg just slammed China for allegedly censoring Hong Kong protest videos on TikTok: 'Is that the internet we want?'

Mark Zuckerberg had harsh words for China and its censorship laws on Thursday, saying that it doesn't have to be that way.

Privacy Apple’s iOS 13 Safari Browser Allegedly Sends User Data To China’s Tencent

Rumors then began spreading about followers doubting the tech giant’s ability to maintain its high privacy standards. The story about Apple sending its users’ data to Google and Tencent is not ...

Privacy Period Tracking Apps Allegedly Shared Users’ Private Data About Sexual Activity with Facebook

Period tracking apps have allegedly shared their users’ personal data — about everything from the last time they had sex or masturbated to the type of birth control they use — with Facebook ...

Privacy After YouTube’s $170 million fine for allegedly collecting children’s data, read this before allowing your kids to go online

YouTube is settling a case alleging it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a 21-year old federal law that requires parental consent before companies can collect and share...

Privacy Two New York Men Arrested for Allegedly Doxing Dozens of Law Enforcement Officers: Prosecutors

Two men from New York have been arrested for allegedly posting private information of more than three dozens law enforcement officers, including their home addresses and social security numbers, ...

Privacy YouTube will reportedly pay up to $200 million after allegedly violating children’s privacy

On Friday, the Federal Trade Commission voted to settle federal privacy charges against YouTube, according to a report by Politico. The exact terms of the settlement are unclear, but Google will ...

Privacy Bounty Hunter Allegedly Conned Customer Data From Phone Giants With Suicide Hoax

Under federal law, it is illegal to provide fraudulent statements or documents to telecommunications providers in order to get customers’ private data. A grand jury charged Marre in April with...

Privacy HealthEngine sued for allegedly selling patient data

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleges HealthEngine sold the the information of 135,000 patients, including their name, phone number, email address and date of birth, to private...

Privacy A new lawsuit accuses Apple of violating user's privacy by allegedly allowing Siri to record without consent (AAPL)

Apple is facing a class-action lawsuit claiming that the company's Siri voice assistant is violating customer privacy by allegedly recording users without their consent. The lawsuit, which...

Privacy Coinbase CEO Praises Privacy While Allegedly Blacklisting Anonymous Transactions

Co-founder and CEO of major U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Brian Armstrong attracted criticism after praising private crypto transactions. Praise towards privacy coins expressed by co ...

Privacy YouTube faces federal investigation for allegedly violating children’s privacy

a practice forbidden by the 1998 Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The investigation could result in a hefty fine against YouTube, and could require the platform to make some ...