5 Takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s F8 Keynote

At F8, Facebook‘s annual developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg stressed his vision of building a privacy-focused social network as he debuted the newest version of the company’s core app. Zuckerberg said the redesigned Facebook, version FB5, will make navigation easier, load time faster, and provide a cleaner appearance. The new version also encourages private interactions […]

Facebook Says it May Be Fined Up to $5 Billion in FTC Privacy Probe

Facebook said Wednesday it expects to pay a fine of up to $5 billion related to the Federal Trade Commission’s probe into its data practices, which would mark the biggest penalty against a tech company in the agency’s history. Facebook revealed the estimated fine–from $3 billion to $5 billion–as part of its first quarter earnings. […]

Most Companies Aren’t Ready for California’s Tough New Privacy Law

California’s tough new privacy law is coming, and according to a new survey, most companies still aren’t ready. The California Consumer Privacy Act, which takes effect in January 2020, will significantly limit how companies handle, store, and use consumer data. The law will also require businesses to be more transparent, give consumers the ability to […]

Facebook’s Loss of Product Chief Puts More Pressure on CEO Mark Zuckerberg

For the past two years, Facebook has been roiled by data scandals, a failure to police its service, and a major shift in strategy to focus on privacy. In fixing all the problems, CEO Mark Zuckerberg will now have to do without a key lieutenant who was once seen as a possible successor. Zuckerberg said […]

After Amazon Acquisition, Eero CEO Addresses Mesh Network Customers’ Privacy Concerns

Amazon’s acquisition of Eero had the Wi-Fi mesh network’s users wondering whether the powerful e-tailer would now have free rein to collect and track a customer’s network traffic. With the deal now complete, Nick Weaver, CEO and co-founder of Eero, addressed customer concerns about Amazon using the acquisition to make a grab for more consumer […]

Facebook Lawsuit Details How Alleged Hackers Used Fun Quizzes to Steal User Data

Facebook is suing two Ukrainian men for allegedly using a set of seemingly benign quizzes to trick as many as 63,000 users into installing malicious browser extensions that mined a person’s profile data and friends list, according to a federal lawsuit. Two Ukrainian entrepreneurs, Andrey Gorbachov and Gleb Sluchevsky, were named as defendants in the […]

Mark Zuckerberg Promises to Improve Facebook Privacy. Sound Familiar?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a new plan to improve privacy for users of Facebook and his company’s other apps. The social network, which once wanted to make the world more open and connected, now wants to shift focus to encrypted private communications across its messaging services and better protecting user data. But Zuckerberg’s promises […]

Data Privacy Legislation Is Coming for Big Tech

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California Was on Everyone’s Mind at Congressional Data Privacy Hearings. Here’s Why

One word keeps getting mentioned amid a push for federal privacy legislation aimed at reining in how Facebook, Google, and Apple collect personal information about their users: California. It came up repeatedly during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about privacy on Tuesday. And it came up again during a Senate Committee on […]

A New Data Protection Bill Aims to Tackle Racial Ad Targeting

Nevada Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is introducing a bill Thursday that will ban online platforms from racially discriminating against users through targeted advertising. Known as the DATA Privacy Act, the bill authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to outline specific definitions of discriminatory practices in online advertising and data collection, and expands the FTC’s power […]