Privacy

As gadgets and services get smarter, they need more data, and face the hard problem of keeping it safe. Data privacy has become a huge problem for Google, Facebook, Amazon, and any company using artificial intelligence to power its services — and a major sticking point for lawmakers looking to regulate. Here's all the news on data privacy and how it's changing tech.

Facebook is giving you homework to learn about its privacy settings

LastPass says no passwords were compromised following breach scare

New analysis further links Pegasus spyware to Jamal Khashoggi murder

DuckDuckGo is working on a privacy-focused desktop browser

Verizon tries to defend collecting browsing data on its network

French regulator tells Clearview AI to delete its facial recognition data

Apple scrubs controversial CSAM detection feature from webpage but says plans haven’t changed

Leaked documents link Huawei to China’s domestic spying in Xinjiang

How to keep some of your Twitter data away from advertisers

WhatsApp will hide your ‘last seen’ status from strangers by default

Apple’s app tracking transparency feature isn’t an instant privacy button

Life360 makes millions selling location data, and it’s about to buy Tile

Utility companies will no longer share data with ICE — but many loopholes remain

Google Pixel mail-in repairs have allegedly twice resulted in leaked pics and a privacy nightmare

How to hide your email from data collectors

Preventing spam and tracking

Clearview AI is closer to getting a US patent for its facial recognition technology

Verizon might be collecting your browsing history and here’s how to stop it

Google Photos’ Locked Folder is now rolling out to more Android phones

Apple’s frontline employees are struggling to survive

The company’s hourly workers say conditions are untenable. Does Apple care?

Australian PM proposes defamation laws that force social platforms to unmask trolls

A new DuckDuckGo tool is supposed to prevent apps from tracking Android users

Go read this look into how Amazon failed to secure customer personal data

How to delete your Instagram account

Instagram asks suspected bots to verify themselves with video selfies

Latest iOS beta blurs nude images for children using Messages app

Clearview AI ordered to delete all facial recognition data belonging to Australians

The next privacy crisis

Google Fi is getting end-to-end encrypted phone calls

Apple’s system to tell on creepy apps just arrived in beta

You can now ask Google to remove images of under-18s from its search results

Snapchat ‘family center’ might let parents know who is in their teens’ DMs

Mark Zuckerberg has been added to a DC lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal