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Twitter didn’t care about having foreign spies on its payroll, whistleblower tells Congress

Peiter 'Mudge' Zatko says Twitter was 'unwilling to put the effort in' to find spies.

On Sep 13, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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FTC sues broker over sale of sensitive reproductive health and location data

The suit alleges Kochava collected, packaged, and sold sensitive user data in bulk.

On Aug 29, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Meta reaches $37.5 Million settlement for illegally using location data to serve ads

The class action lawsuit alleged that Facebook farmed user location data even if users told it not to.

On Aug 23, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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‘Consumers can wait no longer’: Digital rights groups applaud FTC for finally taking a step to protect data privacy rights

'People want and deserve meaningful rules to protect their privacy.'

On Aug 11, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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‘A way to quietly get around the ban it implemented’: TikTok’s FYP shows banned videos to Russians

'It’s way past time for TikTok to explain.'

On Aug 10, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Congress’ big new privacy bill might just neuter the agency that should be enforcing it

A new data privacy bill in the House is receiving pushback from privacy experts and states.

On Jul 21, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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House committee overwhelmingly approves new data privacy protections—unknown Senate fate awaits

'This will rein in Big Tech’s power and establish clear, robust protections for people, especially children.'

On Jul 20, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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FCC probes 15 leading mobile carriers about location data in wake of abortion ruling

'The highly sensitive nature of this data ... is of utmost importance to consumer safety and privacy.'

On Jul 20, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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FCC commissioner wants TikTok banned from app stores for harvesting ‘swaths of sensitive data’

He called it a wolf in sheep's clothing.

On Jun 29, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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In wake of Roe leak, concerns over data privacy in femtech swell

Fears online ratcheted up this week.

On May 6, 2022 by Agnes Arnold-Forster

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Far-right DuckDuckGo fans upset it is down-ranking Russian state media

The move mirrors similar actions taken by big tech giants.

On Mar 11, 2022 by David Covucci

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Facebook to pay $90 million to settle lawsuit over tracking logged-out users

Lawyers for the plaintiffs say the settlement is one of the largest data privacy settlements in U.S. history.

On Feb 16, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich

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A new bill might force data brokers to delete everything they have on you

It would also create a 'Do Not Track List,' similar to the 'Do Not Call List' for robocalls

On Feb 10, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich

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Massachusetts lawmakers advance state-level data privacy law

Without a federal data privacy bill, states are moving forward on their own.

On Feb 7, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich

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How the FTC can use ‘data minimization’ to immediately strengthen consumer privacy

'The FTC should press forward in crafting rules that prohibit by default unnecessary data collection, use, and disclosure.'

On Jan 26, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich