Tag Archives: Internet privacy

13Nov/17

In China, facial recognition advances lets big brother watch ever more closely

BEIJING, CHINA (REUTERS) – If you cross the street in urban China these days, chances are you’re being watched. The country has built the world’s largest video surveillance network with tens of millions of cameras, and they are now increasingly capable of automatically identifying people’s basic information thanks to technological advances and big data. Continue reading

08Nov/17

Former Yahoo CEO apologizes for data breach

At a hearing in Washington, D.C.on Wednesday, former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company, blaming Russian agents. Continue reading

05Sep/17

Companies must tell workers of email checks – ECHR

Companies must tell employees in advance if their work email accounts are being monitored, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday in a landmark privacy case. David Pollard reports. Continue reading

04Aug/17

Google program to track shoppers draws federal complaint

A new Google tracking program that links shoppers’ offline purchases to their web activity is drawing concerns over privacy and data security, and has prompted one privacy watchdog to file a federal complaint. Continue reading

10Jul/17

U.S. judge dismisses Facebook tracking lawsuit

A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Facebook that accuses it of tracking users’ browsing activities even after they’ve logged out of their Facebook accounts. According to the judge, plaintiffs could have kept their online activity private but chose not to. Continue reading

19Mar/17

EU demands changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter

European consumer protection authorities are taking aim at media companies Facebook, Alphabet and Twitter, asking them to amend their terms of service or possibly face fines. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

08Mar/17

How to protect your personal data from U.S. border officers

Businesspeople and journalists have long been paranoid about protecting their personal data when visiting countries like China and Russia. But now travelers to the U.S. are reporting increasingly invasive behavior by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.
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12Dec/16

Women from South Africa’s townships make profits promoting cookies

A group of women from disadvantaged backgrounds in South Africa have found a way to support their families by baking and selling cookies through an initiative that employs women from townships and enables them learn new skills and earn a regular income.

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29Mar/16

Poll: Apple’s security reputation

Apple doesn’t get extra credit for security despite its standoff against the government, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Fred Katayama reports.
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25Feb/16

Cook: Unlocking is “bad for America”

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he would take his fight with the FBI over privacy all the way to the Supreme Court. Fred Katayama reports.
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