Along with a multiple-billion dollar fine, Facebook is required to have an "outside assessor"–a sort of privacy cop–to monitor violations of users' privacy, the targeted spread of harmful content, and instances of collecting far more data than is warranted.
There's no one-size-fits-all for researchers to determine whether using publicly available data is appropriate, but there is certainly room for more discussion.
They grew up with phones in their hands—and learned early not to blindly trust the Internet.
A court ruled meter maids are conducting searches without warrants, reflecting a shift from a privacy-based conception of rights to a property-based one.
Looking back at the Equifax breach in 2017 shows how little the Federal Trade Commission or the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have done to prevent similar incidents in the future.
The use of genetic information collected by private companies in criminal investigations raises a number of issues about transparency and privacy.
A landmark decision in Germany's antitrust authority determined that Facebook could not combine data from its other entities without user consent.
It's an issue that focuses on the protections granted by the Fifth Amendment.
The Department of Homeland Security wants to use credit scores to determine immigration cases. That sets a dangerous precedent.
In one instance, the New York City Council proposed a bill that would codify robust cable privacy rules governing all cable providers in the city.
Aid Access will mail the two-drug cocktail used across the world to women in the United States.
A recent court decision in India could provide some guidelines, but every solution should be based on an individual country's needs, demographics, and history.
Author Bruce Schneier warns about the coming hyper-networked world where all your devices are talking to each other.
A hip factory in downtown San Francisco is producing miniature satellites with major implications for climate research and environmental preservation—and also for privacy.
Immigrant rights advocates say the GOP is simply looking to capitalize on the Trump administration's apparent hostility to immigrants to motivate voters ahead of the November mid-term elections.
A recent decision by the Court is a win for Fourth Amendment advocates, but there are still many avenues for law enforcement to track Americans without a warrant online.
Amazon, one of many tech companies that have called for reform of government surveillance, is selling facial recognition services to cops.
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China is reportedly importing technology from a company headquartered in the U.S. to surveil supposed subversives in Xinjiang.
The company has said it would remove all audience categories based on users' reports of their interests, education, and employment.