That shiny blue shield isn't going to stop creepy exes, though.
Telling a company you want out doesn’t necessarily mean it stops collecting, or even sharing, your data.
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India Wants Tech Platforms To Break Encryption And Remove Content The Government Thinks Is "Unlawful"
It is not clear whether India will now choose to be a leader in privacy or mass surveillance, sources told BuzzFeed News.
“Google doesn’t really have any incentive to clean up its own app store,” said one child advocate.
India's Government Denies Telling Federal Agencies They Can Snoop On Every Computer, Despite An Order That Seemingly Says They Can
“Welcome to 1984.”
Facebook provided developers with tools to build Facebook-compatible apps like Tinder, Grindr, and Pregnancy+. Those apps have been quietly sending sensitive user data to Facebook.
The social network also allowed Microsoft’s search engine Bing to see the names of nearly all users’ friends without their consent, according to a report.
A seemingly endless parade of privacy scandals has dredged up an existential question for the company.
“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it."
The methods described in three Facebook patent applications use your historical location data — and others’ — to figure out where you’ll go next.
Facebook’s proposed technology would analyze your #wifey tags, shared IP addresses, and photos to predict whom you live with.
India’s Government Wants WhatsApp To Reveal The Locations And Phone Numbers Of People Using It For Real-World Violence
The government is pressing the instant messenger for traceability after mobs who fell for hoaxes spread through the app resulted in deadly violence.
Voter records are public, but when an app gives up that information to anyone who has your phone number, it feels invasive.
“A company of its size and expertise should have known better and it should have done better.”
“We see vividly, painfully how technology can harm, rather than help,” the Apple CEO said on Wednesday.
“We have a responsibility to protect your information," Mark Zuckerberg said in March. "If we can’t, we don’t deserve it."
Facebook knows us well enough to know the truth: We don’t care enough about our privacy to stop using it.
India's National ID Database With Private Information Of Nearly 1.2 Billion People Was Reportedly Breached
A local Indian newspaper was able to access the private data of nearly 1.2 billion Indians for just $8.
The “high level of precision” of Grindr’s distance data is revealing the location of millions of its users.
Facial recognition cameras are scanning faces at hundreds of retail stores to catch shoplifters before they steal. But everyday shoppers are often unaware that their faces are being scanned.
Google Tracks Your Location Even When The “Location History” Setting Is Disabled. Here's How To Actually Stop It.
Google is tracking your location, even when a setting called “Location History” is turned off.
Without a PIN, hackers can hijack your mobile account, take control of your phone number, and use that number to gain access to your online accounts.
Law enforcement and other government agencies will need a judge to sign off before they can access My Health Record files for investigations.
Including: information about your online and offline actions and other devices on your Wi-Fi network.
In a brutally honest note about his departure, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos calls on his colleagues “to intentionally not collect data where possible” and listen to people when they say a feature is “creepy.”
There’s no good reason to have a public feed of your Venmo activity.
Australians are discovering when they try to opt out of online health records that they somehow already have one.
The 5–4 decision — in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined his four more liberal colleagues in the majority — is a victory for privacy advocates.
“When you see what they see, it’s going to be very terrifying for everyone.”