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Anti-virus firm Avast shuts down its data-selling subsidiary

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The episode reinforced concerns about the ability of big tech firms to collect and monetize user data.

FBI assesses Russian apps may be counterintelligence threat

by Shannon Vavra • 3 months ago

The letter sent to Sen. Chuck Schumer is in response to concerns about FaceApp.

NSO employees take Facebook to Israeli court to unblock accounts

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The plot has thickened in a legal battle between the social media giant and surveillance vendor.

Antivirus companies, anti-abuse nonprofits join forces to combat stalkerware

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

More cybersecurity companies are taking the software seriously, even though the apps are not typically flagged as malicious.

Facebook confirms bug that activated iOS cameras

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

Longstanding concerns with the way Facebook handles user data resulted in more worries this week.

Microsoft says it will apply California privacy law across the country

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

As privacy-protecting legislation has stalled in Congress, California is one of a handful of states that have taken action.

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