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Google To Delete User Searches, Location Data After 18 Months

Privacy win? Google will automatically delete user's website searches and visits, as well as some location data, after 18 months

1 week ago

Microsoft Bans Facial Recognition Sales To Police

Software giant follows IBM and Amazon with police facial recognition ban until there is national regulation of the technology

3 weeks ago

Tech Firms Pledge Child Abuse Disclosures To Blunt Anti-Encryption Drive

Strategic move? Google, Facebook, Microsoft pledge to improve and standardise annual disclosures around online child exploitation

3 weeks ago

Amazon Joins Police Ban Of Facial Recognition Tech

E-commerce giant Amazon joins other tech firms with announcement it will pause police use of its facial recognition software

3 weeks ago

IBM Cancels All Facial Recognition Programs, Urges Police Reform

Big Blue cancels its facial recognition programs and calls for reform and new ways to work with law enforcement, "to…

4 weeks ago

Apple Tracks iPhones Stolen By Looters

We are tracking you. Apple warns looters after some street protests in the United States result in the looting of…

1 month ago

Google Hit With Lawsuit For Tracking Internet Use

Class action lawsuit seeks $5 billion from Google, for allegedly tracking people's internet usage via browser's 'private mode'

1 month ago

ACLU File Lawsuit Against Clearview AI

American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against facial recognition firm alleging “privacy-destroying surveillance activities”

1 month ago

Coronavirus: France Approves Contact Tracing App

French minister defends centralised approach of its Covid-19 contact-tracing app, citing the French and UK's nuclear deterrent

1 month ago

Google Chrome Follows Firefox Lead With DoH Option

Three months after Firefox turned on privacy feature called DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH), Google's Chrome browser gets same feature, but only if…

1 month ago