How a pair of tights contributed to legal protections for privacy in the U.S.

Apr 18, 2022
In a new book, legal historian Amy Gajda explores the origins of the “right to privacy.” A daring moment in a Broadway show is part of the story.
U.S. courts have balanced individual privacy rights with the public’s right to know. In a new book, Tulane law professor and former journalist Amy Gajda examines the strength of those rights today.
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Federal Reserve considers pros and cons of digital currency

Jan 26, 2022
Here's how you'd buy a Mountain Dew and a Slim Jim with digital cash.
Just like cash, the value stored in a digital dollar would be instantly accessible to stores. But are Americans willing to kiss their greenbacks goodbye?
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The Snapchat app on an iPhone screen. Snap largely blamed Apple's privacy settings for its recent failure to meet quarterly earnings expectations.
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Apple releases privacy update that clamps down on data tracking

Apr 27, 2021
Apple’s privacy feature requires apps that track users’ web activities to get their express permission before doing so.
Apple has been talking about this change for seven months, and companies reliant on online advertising, like Facebook, have said their profitability could take a hit.
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What happens when Big Tech moves into health care?

Mar 18, 2021
Amazon is expanding its Amazon Care virtual health care platform nationwide. Some privacy advocates are worried.
With Amazon Care, the giant online retailer and cloud services provider is expanding into a massive industry that touches every American.
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Background checks in dating apps aim to promote safety, but raise privacy concerns

Mar 17, 2021
A leading dating-app company is working with a nonprofit to bring criminal checks to one of its platforms.
A woman walks past a Tinder advertisement.
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What to expect from this year's Consumer Electronics Show

Jan 6, 2020
Lots of next-generation 5G wireless, and lots of artificial intelligence
An attendee uses Sony's Playstation VR at the Sony booth during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Report: FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook

Jul 12, 2019
According to the Wall Street Journal, the 3-2 vote broke along party lines.
In 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg influenced our discourse, our privacy, our ideas about speech — free or otherwise — and our spending habits.
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Facebook’s version of privacy still collects plenty of data

May 3, 2019
The company’s business model isn’t changing — it’s still collecting your info for ads.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduces new Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram privacy features at the F8 developer’s conference in San Jose, California, on April 30.
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Zuckerberg's privacy manifesto is actually about messaging

Mar 7, 2019
It’s not about keeping you safe from Facebook’s data-hoovering efforts. It’s about competing with other messaging platforms.
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