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Zoom to settle US privacy lawsuit for $85mn

Zoom to settle US privacy lawsuit for $85mn

Zoom, the videoconferencing firm, has agreed to settle a class-action US privacy lawsuit for $85 million, it said Sunday.

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.

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to testify before Congress April 11

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to testify before Congress April 11

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will testify in Congress next week over the hijacking of users' personal data by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, a House committee announced Wednesday.

Rival Indian leaders accused of data breaches

Rival Indian leaders accused of data breaches

India's ruling and main opposition parties on Monday accused each other of using social media dirty tricks to mine and share followers' personal data.

German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal

German court rules Facebook use of personal data illegal

The verdict, from a Berlin regional court, comes as Big Tech faces increasing scrutiny in Germany over its handling of sensitive personal data that enables it to micro-target online advertising.

India's Reliance Jio probing claims of data breach

India's Reliance Jio probing claims of data breach

India's Reliance Jio is investigating whether personal data of over 100 million of its customers had leaked onto a website, in what analysts said could be the first ever large-scale breach at an Indian telecom operator.

CRA cautions consumers on use of apps like Pokemon Go

CRA cautions consumers on use of apps like Pokemon Go

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has alerted consumers to exercise caution while using apps like Pokémon Go that use location services and personal data.