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IBM: face recognition tech should be regulated, not banned

IBM: face recognition tech should be regulated, not banned

IBM weighed in Tuesday on the policy debate over facial recognition technology, arguing against an outright ban but calling for ‘precision regulation’ to protect privacy and civil liberties.

Australian regulator files privacy suit against Google alleging location data misuse

Australian regulator files privacy suit against Google alleging location data misuse

An Australian regulator has filed a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google, accusing it of misleading smartphone users about how it collected and used personal location data ...

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

A majority of Americans trust law enforcement to use facial recognition technology responsibly but fewer are comfortable about its deployment by the private sector, a poll showed Thursday.

Google to pay $170 mn fine for sharing YouTube data from kids

Google to pay $170 mn fine for sharing YouTube data from kids

Google agreed Wednesday to pay $170 million to settle charges that it illegally collected and shared data from children on its YouTube video service, a deal critics said was too soft on the internet giant.

Facebook to pay record $5 bn US fine over privacy violations; critics call it a bargain

Facebook to pay record $5 bn US fine over privacy violations; critics call it a bargain

Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and the social media giant will restructure its approach to privacy, the US Federal Trade Commission said ...

Apple chief pushes for US privacy law to stop 'weaponising' data

Apple chief pushes for US privacy law to stop 'weaponising' data

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday said the United States needed a federal privacy law because personal information was being ‘weaponised’ by companies against internet users to boost profits.

States are flouting right to encrypted messaging: UN expert

States are flouting right to encrypted messaging: UN expert

Many governments are neglecting or ignoring their duty to protect online encryption that helps ensure freedom of expression and privacy, the UN expert on digital privacy rights said on Monday.

Facebook 'not aware of any abuse' of data by phone makers

Facebook 'not aware of any abuse' of data by phone makers

Facebook said on Monday that it does not know of any privacy abuse by cellphone makers who years ago were able to gain access to personal data on users and their friends.

App developer access to iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts

App developer access to iPhone X face data spooks some privacy experts

Apple Inc won accolades from privacy experts in September for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone itself.

India's biometric ID plan provokes court battle over privacy rights

India's biometric ID plan provokes court battle over privacy rights

Legal challenges to the Indian government's ambitious biometric ID programme spurred the country's Supreme Court on Wednesday to debate whether privacy was a fundamental right under the constitution.

Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns.

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

WhatsApp to share user data with Facebook

Mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday announced it would begin sharing subscriber data with parent Facebook, giving advertisers better access to information on WhatsApp's one billion-strong user base.