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Mobile Carriers Cut Off Flow of Location Data to Brokers

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Apologizes for Eating at Chick-fil-A During Pride Month

By Frank Bajak |
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has ...

FTC Puts Data, Privacy Under Spotlight with New Hearings

FTC Puts Data, Privacy Under Spotlight with New Hearings

Jun 23
The Federal Trade Commission says it plans to hold hearings about technology, competition and privacy of a kind it hasn't held in more than 20 years.

Justices Adopt Digital-Age Privacy Rules to Track Cellphones

Justices Adopt Digital-Age Privacy Rules to Track Cellphones

By Mark Sherman | Jun 23
Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age.

Lawsuit: Chicago Police Falsely ID Thousands as Gang Members

Lawsuit: Chicago Police Falsely ID Thousands as Gang Members

By Michael Tarm | Jun 22
Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who have never been in a gang.

Mobile Carriers Cut Off Flow of Location Data to Brokers

Mobile Carriers Cut Off Flow of Location Data to Brokers

By Frank Bajak | Jun 22
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

Alexa, I Can Trust You with My Checkbook, Right?

Alexa, I Can Trust You with My Checkbook, Right?

By Ken Sweet | Jun 21
Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants. But the potential to do such sensitive tasks through a smart speaker raises security concerns.