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Privacy Snapchat enjoys a moment amid Google, Facebook privacy woes

In a world where social media giants are being forced to bend to user and regulator concerns over privacy and the use of customer data ... volume of sensitive consumer data swept up by the two ...

Privacy Google's Latest Move To Protect User Privacy Rings Hollow

Smart home devices like cameras and voice-activated displays are both useful and entertaining. Once you get used to them, it can be hard to imagine how you lived without them. They also have the ...

Privacy Google Does Good Privacy Thing, Users Revolt

If you own a Google Nest cam, you recently got an email from corporate explaining that you’ll no longer be able to turn off the status light on your camera. The status light is that little green ...

Privacy Nest users are mad about Google’s new privacy policy regarding camera status lights

Back in May, Google published a set of privacy principles for its smart home devices, one of which said that it would provide a “clear visual indicator” when a camera is turned on and sending data...

Privacy 3 Google privacy tips for Mac and iOS users

Alternative search engines such as DuckDuckGo are attracting growing numbers of privacy focused users, but there’s no doubt that Google dominates the industry, even on Apple products. Fortunately, ...

Privacy New report slates Apple and Google for allowing unsafe free VPN apps posing privacy risk

Apple and Google ignored written notice of free VPN apps that continue to pose privacy risks. Chinese VPN’s part of problem. Information Age speaks to report's author. According to a new report...

Privacy Google, Apple Are Making It Easy To Steal Your Data. Here's How

The flood of data privacy concerns won't let up, and the public, governments around the world, and other affected parties, including businesses, have had it. What's essential is that we don't move ...

Privacy How Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft Created an Eavesdropping Explosion—Data Sheet

Microsoft has admitted humans listened to some private conversations as part of an effort to improve translation services on its Skype app. (Today's Data Sheet essay is by Fortune writer Jonathan ...

Privacy Appeals court concerned consumers will be overlooked in Google’s $5.5 million settlement over alleged privacy violations

The cookies allegedly worked even though some users configured their privacy settings to stop the tracking ... the Center for Democracy & Technology and Stanford University’s Center for...

Privacy Hundreds of Millions Have Downloaded Suspicious VPN Apps With Serious Privacy Flaws. Apple and Google Haven't Taken Action.

It lists two seemingly fake addresses online, offers a personal Gmail address for customer service inquiries and has a vague privacy policy that clocks in at less than 350 words. Migliano and his...

Privacy Appeals court voids Google ‘cookie’ privacy settlement that paid users nothing

A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Google’s class-action settlement meant to resolve claims it invaded the privacy of millions of computer users by installing “cookies” in their...

Privacy US appeals court voids Google's 'cookie' privacy settlement that paid users nothing

Google agreed in 2012 and 2013 to pay $39.5 million to settle federal and state charges that it secretly tracked Safari users' internet use. It did not admit wrongdoing. The case is In re: Google...

Privacy Panels overturns settlement approval in Google privacy suit

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users' online activity using tracking "cookies," even when privacy...

Privacy Appeals court rejects Google settlement in online-privacy suit

DOVER, Del. — A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users’ online activity using tracking “cookies,” even when privacy settings...

Privacy Google's 'cookie' privacy settlement that paid users nothing was just voided by a U.S. appeals court

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Google's class-action settlement meant to resolve claims it invaded the privacy of millions of computer users by installing "cookies" in ...

Privacy Third Circuit Upends Settlement in Google Privacy Litigation

A federal appeals court has ruled that Google’s agreement to pay $5.5 million to data privacy organizations to settle a consumer class action didn’t properly compensate those whose privacy was...

Privacy U.S. appeals court voids Google 'cookie' privacy settlement that paid users nothing

Google agreed in 2012 and 2013 to pay $39.5 million to settle federal and state charges that it secretly tracked Safari users’ internet use. It did not admit wrongdoing. The case is In re: Google...

Privacy Tech giants risk privacy probes over human reviewers of Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant

“We are aware of privacy concerns relating to voice assistant programs and will be assessing the available information,” said a spokeswoman for the Information Commissioner’s Office, the U.K.’s...

Privacy Apple, Google, and Amazon May Have Violated Your Privacy by Reviewing Digital Assistant Commands

Regulators and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe are examining whether Google, Apple, and Amazon are violating privacy by employing human reviewers to listen to voice commands recorded by digital ...

Privacy Here's How to Stop 'Human Review' of Your Amazon Alexa Interactions. (Apple and Google Too)

But in the case of Apple, at least, the company's privacy policy wasn't even clear about what types of review it was conducting. That's a problem for a company that prides itself on being unique in...