Sunday, July 23, 2017

Internet privacy

This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows the Twitter icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter’s new privacy policy suggests ambitions of becoming more like Facebook — more tracking of users and more targeting of ads to rake in more money. Twitter recently reported its first quarterly revenue ...
In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, a man holds up his iPhone during a rally in support of data privacy outside the Apple store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

BY GILLIAN FLACCUS PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in ...
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker speaks during a news conference in the Commission Berlaymont building in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

BY PAN PYLAS and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG BRUSSELS (AP) — New rules governing trans-Atlantic data transfers were formally approved Tuesday, months after Europe’s top court ruled against the previous arrangements amid concerns over the surveillance activities of U.S. intelligence agencies. The ...
This Oct. 20, 2015, file photo, shows a sign outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices. Among other things, a ...
In this May 16, 2012 file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia.

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY NEW YORK (AP) — What’s behind the accusations that Facebook is manipulating its “trending topics” feature to promote or suppress certain political perspectives? According to the technology blog Gizmodo , which is owned by Gawker Media, a ...
Federal Bureau of Investigation Executive Assistant Director for Science and Technology Amy Hess, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, before a House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on deciphering the debate over encryption.

BY ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is facing an increasing struggle to access readable information and evidence from digital devices because of default encryption, a senior FBI official told members of Congress at a hearing Tuesday. Amy Hess ...
This Tuesday, April 12, 2016 file photo shows the Microsoft logo in Issy- les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, France.

BY BRANDON BAILEY SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As we live more of our lives online, the companies we trust with our digital secrets are increasingly clashing with authorities who want access to the messages, pictures, financial records and other data ...
Verizon Studio booth at MetLife Stadium, in East Rutherford, N.J.

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon will pay a $1.35 million fine over its “supercookie” that the government said followed phone customers on the Internet without their permission. Verizon will also have to get an explicit “yes” from customers for some ...
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

BY ERIC TUCKER and TAMI ABDOLLAH WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers. As the debate over built-in iPhone ...
In this March 25, 2015 file photo CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives the keynote address during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco.

BY FRANK JORDANS BERLIN (AP) — Facebook’s privacy rules are under fresh scrutiny in Germany after the country’s competition watchdog said Wednesday it suspects the social networking site of abusing its dominant market position to make users hand over too ...
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