CEO backtracks on claims company doesn't use powerful facial recognition tech

The company had said it didn't use 1:many facial recognition.

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French privacy regulator slaps Facebook, Google with fines totaling nearly $240M

by Tim Starks • 3 weeks ago

The CNIL hit the tech giants over their policy on cookies.

Advertisers are sucking up student data, even after legal action, researchers say

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

The apps are another instance of the privacy risks educational technology poses to children, the Me2B Alliance says.

Meta takes down 7 hacking-for-hire operations that targeted 50,000 users

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

In one case, Meta removed 300 accounts linked to Israeli-based Black Cube that operated as fictitious personas to set up calls with targets.

FTC settles with OpenX Technologies for $2 million for allegedly violating children's privacy law

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

The FTC also alleges that OpenX continued to collect geolocation data from some Android users even after they opted out of tracking.

NSO Group's latest spyware on par with nation-state abilities, researchers say

by AJ Vicens • 1 month ago

The analysis offers a window into the level of spyware the embattled spyware firm offered clients around the world.

Norway fines Grindr for $7.3 million over privacy breach

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

Grindr disputes the agency's findings.

Telehealth app is plugging a leak that exposed patient data to Facebook, Google

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

“Frankly, this human error got by us," a company representative said.

UK threatens Clearview AI with nearly $23M fine over its facial recognition tech

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

Regulators say the company committed "alleged serious breaches" of the nation's data protection laws.

Robinhood breach exposed information on 7 million people

by Tim Starks • 3 months ago

The company said it doesn't believe Social Security or bank account numbers were accessed.

Spyware providers are flocking to international arms fairs to sell to NATO foes

by Tonya Riley • 3 months ago

The report shows that the problem goes well beyond NSO Group.