The FTC has no chief technologist as it weighs big tech investigations

Apr 2, 2019
The last person to hold the job says there are many ways the agency can get input on technology issues.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) building in Washington, DC.
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Is more tech regulation coming in 2019?

Jan 3, 2019
After a turbulent year, big tech is bound to face more scrutiny.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a commission meeting December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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The privacy debate is starting to pit tech against tech

Oct 26, 2018
Unpacking Apple CEO Tim Cook’s call for federal privacy measures.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc talks at the Debating Ethics event at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 24, 2018. 
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The privacy debate is starting to pit tech against tech

Oct 26, 2018
Unpacking Apple CEO Tim Cook’s call for federal privacy measures.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc talks at the Debating Ethics event at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 24, 2018. 
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Why are tech companies suddenly pushing a federal online privacy law?

Aug 31, 2018
Tech giants want to preempt tough California legislation before it becomes a standard.
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EU online privacy rules are about to get more stringent

Apr 10, 2018
Tech businesses and consumers alike today scrutinized what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said to Congress and how lawmakers reacted to it. The big question is whether tougher regulation for social media platforms will follow. The threat is already materializing on the other side of the Atlantic. A new data protection law comes into force in […]

Entering the Facebook ecosystem at age 6

Dec 6, 2017
Will you let your children use the new Messenger Kids platform?
A look at Facebook's new chat app for kids.
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3 ways to protect your online privacy

Apr 21, 2017
Cybersecurity expert Ed Stroz advises on Wi-Fi, VPNs and pass codes.
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Your online privacy may soon come with a price tag

Mar 29, 2017
VPN providers are eyeing ways to make you feel more secure, for a fee.

Google Chrome is going to crack the whip on unprotected websites

Nov 4, 2016
The Google Chrome security team is getting tough on websites that are not encrypted. Those are the ones without the HTTPS at the beginning of its URL. Anyone looking at what you’re doing online on that site can capture all of your information, including important user names and passwords. Most of the pages desktop users […]
Google says it will start marking unsecure websites in January.
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