Privacy

Clearview AI Faces £17m Fine For ‘Serious’ Data Protection Breaches

American facial recognition firm Clearview AI is facing a possible £17 million fine over “serious breaches” of UK data protection…

12 hours ago

Google Increases Concessions, Amid CMA Oversight Of Cookie Removal

Google expands data pledges to address concerns of British competition regulator, overseeing tech giant's removal of third-party tracking cookies

4 days ago

Tesla Demands Video Access For Full Self Driving Testers

Drivers who pay to join Tesla's Full-Self Driving (FSD) system beta, must now consent to releasing identifiable video footage in…

5 days ago

Meta Delays Encryption On Facebook, Instagram Until 2023

Meta executive tells newspaper that encryption rollout has been delayed on Facebook and Instagram over child safety concerns

1 week ago

Artists, Rights Groups Protest Use Of Amazon One Palm Scanner

Group of 200 artists and 30 rights groups have written an open letter demanding Amazon Palm Scanner is removed from…

2 weeks ago

Facebook To End Facial Recognition Use – Cites ‘Societal Concerns’

Social networking giant confirms it is 'shutting down the Face Recognition system on Facebook', due to lack of rules and…

4 weeks ago

Location Data Firm Addresses Privacy Breach Concerns

UK-based Huq acknowledges at least two of its partner apps collected users' location data even when users had explicitly opted…

4 weeks ago

Snap Shares Slump On Apple Privacy Disruption

Shares in Snapchat developer Snap drop after it projects prolonged slump in ad revenues from introduction of Apple's iPhone privacy…

1 month ago

Facebook Developing ‘Egocentric’ Artificial Intelligence

Facebook wants to make wearable tech more useful with artificial intelligence trained on massive set of first-person videos

1 month ago

Moscow Metro Facial Recognition System For Speedy Payments

Privacy concern. Moscow's Metro system has launched 'Face Pay', a mass facial recognition system for passengers paying for fares

2 months ago

DeepMind Hit By Legal Action Over NHS Deal

Class-action lawsuit on the way against Google and AI sister company DeepMind over deal that gave access to more than…

2 months ago

Facebook Underreporting iOS Ad Results After Apple Privacy Change

Social networking giant Facebook says it is underreporting results of its advertising business on iOS devices after Apple privacy fight

2 months ago

Ireland Privacy Regulator Quizzes Facebook Over Smart Glasses

Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner asks Facebook to demonstrate that smart glasses' safeguards for unauthorised image recording are 'effective'

2 months ago

Data Protection Regulator Queries Facebook On Smart Glasses

Italian data protection regulator asks for Facebook to provide more information on privacy and data protections in new Ray-Ban Stories…

3 months ago

ICO To Urge G7 Action On Annoying Cookie Consent Pop-ups

Information Commissioner is urging G7 data protection authorities to tackle the scourge of modern day browsing....cookie pop-ups

3 months ago

Apple Delays Plans To Scan iPhone Images

Apple delays plans to roll out image-scanning technology on iPhones to search for child-abuse images before material is uploaded to…

3 months ago

US States Set To Roll Out Apple’s Digital ID System

Eight US states set to offer and accept digital IDs via Wallet app on Apple iPhones, as civil liberties advocates…

3 months ago

Age Appropriate Design Code Arrives To Protect Kids

Rules to protect youngsters come into effect in the UK today, governing how apps and online services should treat children’s…

3 months ago

UK To Overhaul Data Protection Rules, Targets Cookie Pop-ups

Government to refresh the UK's data protection rules, and poaches New Zealand's Privacy Commissioner to replace outgoing Information Commissioner

3 months ago

Apple Urged To Drop CSAM Scanning Plans By Campaigners

More than 90 privacy groups urge Apple to abandon plans to scan children's messages, and the iPhone's of adults for…

3 months ago

China Approves Far-Reaching Privacy Law

Beijing approves tough new rules about the collection and use of personal data, including stronger rules governing surveillance systems

3 months ago

Apple Acknowledges ‘Confusion’ Over ‘iPhone Scanning’ System

iCloud uploads from iPhones and iPads to be scanned only for known CSAM images, with local database providing more accountability,…

4 months ago

Apple Defends Photo Checking On iPhones

Apple promises to reject any government demands to use, or alter, its controversial detection system of child abuse images

4 months ago

Regulator ‘Disappointed’ With Facebook Over NYU Fracas

Federal Trade Commission accuses Facebook of making misleading claims after pulling accounts of New York University researchers

4 months ago

Apple To Scan US iPhones For Child Abuse Images

Slippery slope? Apple accused of creating encryption backdoor as it becomes first tech firm to scan for child abuses images…

4 months ago

Facebook Defends Cutting Off Researcher Access To Data

Pot kettle black? Social networking giant Facebook says research cannot be justification for compromising people's privacy, after issuing repeated warnings

4 months ago

Zoom Settles ‘Zoombombing’ Lawsuit, Pays $85 Million

Video conferencing giant Zoom to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit over data sharing, security and 'zoombombing' issues

4 months ago

EU Fines Amazon Record £637m Over Alleged Data Violation

European Union imposes record fine on Amazon over alleged violations of GDPR privacy law relating to advertising data, as company…

4 months ago

Firefox 90 Improves Tracking Blocking For Private Browsing

Latest web browser from Mozilla Foundation further improves private browsing thanks to version 2 of the SmartBlock feature

5 months ago

WhatsApp Beta Tests Disappearing Video, Photo Messages

Self destruct feature. Disappearing photo and video message option is being deployed for iOS and Android WhatsApp beta apps

5 months ago