Data privacy U.S. online privacy bill put on the back burner

A U.S. online privacy bill is not likely to come before Congress this year, three sources said. It is as …

Customer data Donut neglect customer protection: Dunkin’ sued over cyberattacks

The parent of Dunkin' Donuts was sued on Thursday by New York Attorney General Letitia James. She accused the chain …

Social media Antitrust investigation to open against Facebook

The U.S. Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook Inc, a person familiar with the matter said on …

Data protection Victory for Google in ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling

Google won its fight against tougher "right to be forgotten" rules. It is after Europe's top court said it does …

Data privacy Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ court case looms

Europe's top court will rule on September 24 whether Alphabet Inc unit Google must remove links to sensitive personal data …

Privacy IT in India: Tech firms warned to protect user privacy and prevent abuse

Technology firms must protect user privacy and prevent abuse of their platforms. This is according to India's IT minister, speaking …

Children $170 million fine for Google’s YouTube collecting children’s data

Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke …

Threats Privacy concerns dominate as FaceApp crosses 100 million installations

A large number of users and security experts from across the world have expressed concern over the privacy policies of …

News FTC issues £3.98 billion fine to Facebook in Cambridge Analytica ruling

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has decided to fine Facebook a massive $5 billion (£3.98 billion) for its role in …

China Chinese border guards installing spyware on tourists' smartphones

An alarming new report has revealed that Chinese border guards are forcibly installing a surveillance app on smartphones owned by …

Podcast #Web30: Has the internet been a force for good?

March 12 2019 marked the 30 year anniversary of the World Wide Web and it was around this time that …

Threats Nearly 30% of social media users are re-using same passwords across platforms

While there has been much coverage on traditional media platforms about the seriousness, or lack of, of social media sites …