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Uber to pay $148 million to settle data breach cover-up with US states

The settlement with 50 US states and Washington DC brings closure to one of several high-stakes legal battles Uber is seeking to resolve.

28 Sep 2018 8:35 AM

A US privacy law could be good for Google - but bad for you

Congress is taking the first steps toward setting national rules governing how companies use consumers data.

27 Sep 2018 8:22 AM

Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

The dispute pits data privacy concerns against the public’s right to know.

11 Sep 2018 7:21 PM

Norton shares stats on how much personal info your apps gather, and why that’s concerning

One should take time to understand why an app is unnecessarily gathering additional data.

20 Aug 2018 4:11 PM

Personal critical data should be processed only in India - government panel

The recommendations come at a time when there is heightened scrutiny by governments across the world on how companies handle user data.

27 Jul 2018 6:43 PM


Eyes on privacy, Optiemus plans to line up more BlackBerry phones

The company is also designing its communication campaign to highlight the privacy features offered by BlackBerry phones.

23 Jul 2018 6:12 PM

UK watchdog warns financial firms over Big Data

Financial firms have been using Big Data on customers, which can include social media use.

11 Jul 2018 7:47 PM

NSA deleting more than 685 million call records

The call records were obtained by the government since 2015 from telecommunication companies.

30 Jun 2018 9:36 AM

Apple CEO intends to keep speaking out on social issues

Cook outlined his views on when CEOs should protest government policies during a Monday evening appearance at a business conference.

26 Jun 2018 12:29 PM

New FTC Chairman to inspect market power of tech giants

He also said he would ask the FTC to study approved mergers to determine if they resulted in higher prices.

21 Jun 2018 9:47 AM


Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without their owners’ knowledge or consent.

20 Jun 2018 8:50 AM

Chinese cyberattacks on Taiwan govt becoming harder to detect

Hackers are increasingly using online platforms such as search engines to break into systems.

15 Jun 2018 7:18 PM

Facebook shared user data with select companies

Facebook acknowledged the information was given to a “small number” of companies including RBC Capital Markets and other business partners.

10 Jun 2018 10:58 AM

Telegram says Apple has prevented it from updating since April

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has said it needs to guard against security threats such as terrorist attacks.

31 May 2018 8:28 PM

New Zealand privacy watchdog seeks greater power over Facebook

New Zealand Privacy Commissioner John Edwards said he was seeking new enforcement provisions as part of an overhaul of privacy laws.

31 May 2018 2:57 PM


Russia asks Apple to help block Telegram

Telegram has been banned in the country for refusing to give the security services access to private conversations.

29 May 2018 11:29 AM

New privacy law forces some US media offline in Europe

The EU GDPR is forcing companies to be more attentive to how they handle user data with severe penalties for breaching their privacy rights.

27 May 2018 3:47 PM

What’s changing under new data privacy rules

Not much will change for you, at least right away; companies will keep on collecting and analysing personal data from your phone.

26 May 2018 7:16 PM

Google tries to ease tensions on eve of new EU privacy law

Internet companies that track users online, whether for shopping, banking or other reasons, are set to face significant scrutiny.

25 May 2018 7:57 AM

As EU privacy law looms, debate swirls on cybersecurity impact

The controversy is about the so-called Internet address book or WHOIS directory.

23 May 2018 9:55 AM