Mark Zuckerberg tells employees Facebook's 'encryption' will protect abortion-seeking users

Facebook has said it plans to fully roll out end-to-end encryption across its services by mid-2023.

privacy news

Post-Roe reproductive privacy goes beyond period trackers, experts say

by Tonya Riley • 3 days ago

The Biden administration is also scrambling to figure out how to secure reproductive data.

Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade reversal sparks calls for strengthening privacy

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

Data collected by tech companies could be used to prosecute abortion seekers, they warn.

Lawmakers want to restrict user data sales to nations like China, Russia

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

The bill tasks the Department of Commerce with creating new export rules.

Privacy legislation might provide a powerful guard against online identity fraud

by Tonya Riley • 3 weeks ago

It might pose a new hurdle for cybercriminals looking to swipe personal information.

U.S. marshal used controversial cell phone location service to illegally access data, DOJ says

by Suzanne Smalley • 3 weeks ago

Prosecutors say Adrian Pena used Securus.

DOJ changes to CFAA guidance are overhyped, lawyers say

by Suzanne Smalley • 4 weeks ago

The Department of Justice's guidance on when and how to charge defendants for violating CFAA remains ambiguous, lawyers say.

Congress reaches compromise on draft privacy legislation

by Tonya Riley • 4 weeks ago

The newly proposed federal privacy framework comes with protections for biometric data and against discrimination.

Regulators slam Twitter with $150M fine over using consumer security data for advertising

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

The practice violates federal law and a 2011 order from the FTC, which alleged Twitter's failure to safeguard user data led to two breaches.

Democrats press Google to overhaul data location practices to protect abortion-seekers

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

"Google cannot allow its online advertising-focused digital infrastructure to be weaponized against women," the lawmakers write.

Advocates urge Amazon to drop controversial DHS surveillance program

by Tonya Riley • 1 month ago

HART will become the one-stop shop for profiles that combine data from other DHS projects.