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Google to pay $170-million fine for sharing YouTube kids data

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:25 PM

The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a case involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 federal law

U.S. slaps $5 billion fine, curbs on Facebook in privacy probe

Jul 24, 2019 - 10:04 PM

The Federal Trade Commission says the penalty is the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers' privacy and one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the US government for any violation

California, home of Silicon Valley, ramps up online privacy law

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Business home pages will be required to provide clear links titled "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" that take people to opt-out pages


NPC to mitigate data privacy risk concerning national ID system

May 28, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The commission promises to ensure that other government agencies adhere to the Data Privacy Act when handling or processing personal data

LIBORO. The National Privacy Commission chief Raymund Liboro speaks to the press at the 1st National Data Privacy Conference. Photo from National Privacy Commission


WhatsApp bans European under-16s from using app

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:00 PM

In an update to its terms of service, WhatsApp says the minimum age for users outside the EU is still 13 years

Web privacy debate in Italy after woman's suicide

Sep 15, 2016 - 9:04 PM

Her death comes a year after she sent a video of herself having sex to some friends including her ex boyfriend to make him jealous The video and her name soon find their way to the web fueling mockery of the woman online

Jennifer Lawrence speaks up about nude photo leak, a 'sex crime'

Oct 07, 2014 - 11:17 PM

It’s disgusting The law needs to be changed and we need to change she tells Vanity Fair

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' world premiere at Jacob Javits Center on May 10, 2014 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images/AFP

Apparent Hollywood hack attack nabs stars' nude pix

Sep 01, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Word of the images began spreading early Sunday amid reports that the photos had been obtained by hacking iCloud accounts Mashable and other media reported

Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' world premiere at Jacob Javits Center on May 10, 2014 in New York City. Mike Coppola/Getty Images/AFP

Emergency data law passed in British lower house

Jul 16, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Britain s lower house of parliament votes in favor of emergency legislation to allow police and security services to continue accessing Internet and mobile phone data

CENTER OF POWER. A file photograph showing the Houses of Parliament from the London Eye in London 31 January 2012. Andy Rain/EPA

Zuckerberg says US government threat to Internet

Mar 14, 2014 - 11:36 AM

Zuckerberg expressed anger towards Washington in an apparent reaction to revelations about US government surveillance

ZUCKERBERG BLOGS. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg delivers a speech at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 24 February 2014. Photo by Alberto Estevez/EPA

Right to privacy must be UN priority – Brazil's Rousseff

Nov 03, 2013 - 9:26 AM

Rousseff: We consider that privacy on the Internet is part of human rights and its defense must receive priority treatment in UN discussions

INTERNET PRIVACY PRIORITY. In this file photo Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, addresses the general debate of the 68th session of the General Assembly, 24 September 2013, at the United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

NSA chief denies report on social network spying

Oct 03, 2013 - 7:53 AM

General Keith Alexander told a Senate hearing that a New York Times article jumped to the conclusion this was done on Americans that s not true

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

NSA documents show spy agency violated privacy rules

Sep 11, 2013 - 7:43 AM

The revelations raised fresh questions about the NSA s ability to manage the massive amount of data it collects and whether the US government is able to safeguard the privacy of its citizens

INTEL HQ. The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, as seen from the air, January 29, 2010. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Hackers post 'private data' of Michelle Obama, FBI head

Mar 13, 2013 - 9:51 AM

Hackers using a Russian web address published the credit reports and social security numbers for Obama Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller US Attorney General Eric Holder and Los Angeles Police Chief Charles Beck

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Facebook changes led users to reveal more: study

Mar 06, 2013 - 7:26 AM

The researchers said modifications to the Facebook interface and default settings led to a significant increase in the public disclosure of personal information

Hong Kong probes online identity card database

Feb 15, 2013 - 7:24 PM

Hong Kong is investigating an online database containing the identity card numbers of over 1 100 residents