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Threads, Meta’s rival to Twitter that was released on July 6th, has sparked privacy concerns around the platform’s business model of tracking web users for advertising. These concerns raise doubts about the app's potential launch in the EU, where Meta's claimed legal basis for processing Facebook

Keira Waddell Published on 7th July 2023

In 2022, Meta — the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp — faced a staggering number of data requests from governments worldwide. According to Meta’s transparency report, these requests amounted to more than 400,000 in total and sought information on over 800,000 users. The

Keira Waddell Published on 23rd June 2023

On Monday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a report providing new information on how U.S. intelligence agencies have taken advantage of the commercial availability of data on American citizens. The partially declassified report, dated January 2022, has a redacted author

Husain Parvez Published on 14th June 2023

Microsoft has agreed to pay $20 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to settle charges regarding the improper collection and storage of childrens’ data via Xbox Live. The FTC alleged that the tech giant collected childrens’ data without their parent’s consent. In some cases, this data was

Husain Parvez Published on 9th June 2023

Amazon has agreed to pay a combined $30.8 million to settle privacy allegations brought forth by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The lawsuit revolved around privacy lapses related to Amazon's Ring doorbell units and its Alexa assistant. Of the total settlement amount, $5.8 million will be paid

Zane Kennedy Published on 4th June 2023

A leaked document obtained by WIRED reveals that Spain has been advocating for the ban of encryption for millions of people in the EU. The document, a survey conducted by the European Council, provides insights into the opinions of 20 EU Member States regarding encryption regulation and their

Keira Waddell Published on 26th May 2023

According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has recently imposed restrictions on its employees surrounding the use of generative AI tools, such as OpenAI's ChatGPT. The company's concerns revolve around the potential for confidential information to be collected and potentially leaked through these

Keira Waddell Published on 23rd May 2023

Twitter has revealed that a "security incident" resulted in private tweets sent to Twitter Circles being displayed publicly last month. Twitter Circle, a feature introduced in August 2022, was created to allow users to send tweets to only a select group of people, supposedly ensuring that these

Keira Waddell Published on 12th May 2023

On Friday, Montana became the first US state to pass a bill banning TikTok from all personal devices and app stores operating within its borders. The legislation is the most far-reaching attempt yet by a state government to restrict the use of the social media platform over perceived security

Keira Waddell Published on 18th April 2023

Tesla is facing a class action lawsuit from one of its car owners who alleges that the electric carmaker has violated the privacy of its customers. Henry Yeh, a San Francisco resident who owns Tesla's 2022 Model Y, filed the lawsuit on Friday, April 7th, in the US District Court for the Northern

Zane Kennedy Published on 13th April 2023