Consumer privacy

Ali Alzabarah and Ahmed Almutairi are suspected of acting as spies for the Saudi government
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November 07, 2019 - 2:35 pm
The FBI is releasing more details of three men accused of participating in a scheme to access private information on Twitter users critical of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Saudi government.
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has sued the Trump Administration nearly 40 times and claims the legal battles are having a positive impact.
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Jeffrey Schaub
November 06, 2019 - 4:12 pm
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra says he is taking Facebook to court.
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Kenneth Martinson checks his driving apps before starting to work in Palm Springs during the first weekend of Coachella, April, 13, 2019.
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November 05, 2019 - 10:53 am
The men accused of hacking and extorting Uber and LinkedIn pleaded guilty in federal court last week. However, Uber is now being investigated for possibly covering up the incident and bribing the offenders to keep quiet. The hackers stole over 57 million records of customers and drivers from Uber...
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July 26, 2019 - 4:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A consumer privacy group has filed a challenge to Facebook's $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, saying it is not "adequate, reasonable or appropriate" and lets the social media giant off the hook for years of violations. The Washington-based Electronic...
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June 11, 2019 - 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's antitrust chief is suggesting he'll take a broad view of how competition is harmed when assessing whether big tech firms should be broken up. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim said in a speech in Israel on Tuesday that factors to be considered go...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 08, 2019 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. The Federal Trade Commission is considering a rare action holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable...
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom receives applause after delivering his first state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom said the state's consumers should get a "data dividend" from technology companies, like Google and Facebook, who are make by capitalizing on the personal data they collect. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 13, 2019 - 4:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set off a flurry of speculation after he said the state's consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars that technology companies make by capitalizing on personal data they collect. The new governor has asked aides to develop a...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in advance of an expected fight over a national privacy law. Privacy organizations on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, suggested sidelining the Federal Trade Commission with a new data-protection agency empowered to police U.S. industry. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 16, 2019 - 9:19 pm
Privacy advocates are calling for a new federal agency to oversee consumer data privacy. The organizations' plan would sideline the Federal Trade Commission and strengthen digital privacy protections for U.S. citizens. In contrast, a D.C. think tank backed by technology companies is advocating for...
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Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, gestures during a round table meeting with the media in Shenzhen city, south China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Ren, trying to allay security fears, says company would deny government requests for customer information. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 15, 2019 - 1:13 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of network gear and smart phone supplier Huawei Technologies says the tech giant would reject requests from the Chinese government to disclose confidential information about its customers. Meeting with foreign reporters at Huawei's headquarters, Ren Zhengfei...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks with reporters after the Republican's policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is hoping Congress can come up with a new set of national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data that finds a balance between "privacy and prosperity." "Consumers deserve clear answers and standards on data privacy protection," Thune, who heads the Commerce panel, said in a statement. By hearing from the companies, lawmakers will be able to assess "what Congress can do to promote clear privacy expectations without hurting innovation," he said. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
September 26, 2018 - 9:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress wants to pass national rules governing how companies can use consumers' data — though a major goal might simply be to block states from enacting stronger protections on their own. It will be tricky to reconcile the concerns of privacy advocates who want people to have...
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