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Cheap phones may be undermining your privacy, Britain's Privacy International says in new case study
Some 16 million records are available 'unprotected on the internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise,' reports say
The breach exposes citizens' full names, dates and places of birth, education levels, phone numbers and national identity card numbers
Financial technology trade association FinTechAlliance.ph seeks to rub out abusive collection practices and excessive disbursement of loans which result in heavy debt
Are targeted ads and algorithms getting too close for comfort? One writer's run-in with Miss Universe just might convince you.
The National Privacy Commission says these lending firms targeted 'the privacy of persons, practically making a profit out of people's fear of losing face and dignity'
With the change, people will not get automatic tagging suggestions unless a user turns on face recognition on the platform
Facebook's new tool allows users to control data that it receives from other apps and websites about their online activity
Facebook is required to have an 'outside assessor' to monitor the handling of user data, but one professor says this 'privacy cop' faces an uphill battle to actually be effective
An app that makes users look older creates some privacy concerns as it stores selfies on its server, and because of its origin
The report says that the deal would be the largest penalty ever imposed by the FTC for privacy violations, though it still needs approval from the Justice Department before it is finalized.
The United States' DASHBOARD Act hopes to develop a way to find out the worth of personal data. A researcher says it's a more complicated task than it seems
The UFC-Que Choisir group says the goal of its class action suit is to 'end the insidious exploitation of users' personal data, particularly those using Android devices with a Google account, and compensate them for up to 1,000 euros'
'We have fully cooperated with the FTC's investigation to date and provided tens of thousands of documents, emails and files,' says a Facebook spokesperson.
A study published by the Center for International Media Assistance says that 15% of website cookies in the global south have no identifiable ownership
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg do not attend the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy despite being summoned by the Canadian Parliament
The new feature lets Google Account holders choose how long they want their data to be saved – either saved and deleted manually, or automatically deleted if older than 3 or 18 months
(UPDATED) To prevent data breaches during the long break, the National Privacy Commission issues reminders to offices as well as people on vacation
When does a data breach need to be reported by a company? Privacy experts explain
[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Porn in your pocket: What the law says about your naked selfies and sex videos
What does the law say about that naked selfie that, in the throes of virtual passion you sent to your paramour? There are existing Philippine laws that protect your right to privacy, but there is big but.
The government and the National Privacy Commission are looking into the issue of identification documents seemingly getting indexed on search engines
A grand jury in New York is looking to get testimonies or evidence from at least 2 major smartphone makers regarding data sharing practices with Facebook
(UPDATED) British lawmakers' 18-month investigation into disinformation and 'fake news' also accuses Facebook of failing to faithfully fight Russia's alleged attempts to influence elections
Germany's FCO rules that Facebook must change their system of shutting people out of the network who don't consent to their data collection activities
Germany's Federal Cartel Office has accused Facebook of collecting data from users on third-party websites where the Facebook 'Like' button is embedded
University of Dayton cybersecurity experts suggest simplifying your approach by focusing on what information you most want to protect
A privacy notice demonstrates an organization's commitment to transparency and fairness when carrying out data processing
'In 2019, it's time to stand up for the right to privacy – yours, mine, all of ours,' the Apple CEO writes in Time magazine.
Threatening to autopsy persons responsible alive will not solve things. Only a thorough examination of problems would.
The National Privacy Commission demands an explanation 'to the satisfaction of the law' after it was revealed that a former DFA contractor 'took away' Philippine passport holders' data
'If I were you, I wouldn't post the personal information of someone I wasn't sure about, under the flag of vigilante action,' says NPC official Francis Acero
The EU says the US should 'nominate a permanent ombudsperson by February 28, 2019 to replace the one that is currently acting'
Filipinos show seemingly contradicting responses to the survey, declaring 'high comfort' in sharing digital identities while leading the world in concerns over security issues
Cathay Pacific's CEO and chairman both say the crisis 'was one of the most serious' in the embattled firm's history and would act differently in a similar situation in the future
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Apple CEO Tim Cook applauds the European Union's efforts towards the protection of data privacy, especially its General Data Protection Regulation
Tech start-up AdMov installs tablets in the backseats of cars of ride-hailing services. The tablets then use their cameras to scan the faces of passengers.
Tumblr says the it found 'no evidence that this bug was abused, and there is nothing to suggest that unprotected account information was accessed'
Less than 10% of the total number of those affected – or some 5 million EU Facebook users – are hit by the attack on Facebook, according to a tweet from the Irish Data Protection Commission (IDPC)
Phone contacts who aren't necessarily on a user's Facebook network may be targeted too when a user syncs their phone with Messenger
Twitter says the bug only affected less than 1% of its users and that the bug has been resolved
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Concerns about the developers who built the apps or how the information people shared were used trigger the suspensions
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Location data may still be collected via Google Maps and search even if a user has turned off a setting labeled 'Location History'
National Privacy Commission Chief Raymund Liboro says they will 'continuously press for the adoption of internationally accepted data protection and privacy standards in the implementation of the national identification system'
Systems registrations requires companies to register their systems and processes that collect data from individuals
In a post-GDPR, post-Cambridge Analytica world, the US may finally have a chance at regulating data use by tech giants – a scenario long forestalled by well-funded lobbying efforts by Silicon Valley