Would you leave Facebook if you could take all your friends and photos with you?

Sep 27, 2018
Tech companies are trying to figure out how to make it easier to move your data.

If you lead people to a more private search engine, will they care?

Sep 25, 2018
"People talk a big game here when it comes to privacy, but they don't actually do very much," one venture capitalist says.
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Facebook is being more transparent with its ads, but is it doing enough to police them?

Jun 29, 2018
To combat fake ads and news, we need to study their effects more, says Tom Merritt of Daily Tech News Show.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, on May 1.

It takes "thousands of hours" to comply with GDPR, says one tech CEO

Jun 12, 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation has been an "intense" process for some companies.
A European Union flag waves in the wind in Berlin.
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Apple's WWDC: Lots of new features, little talk of privacy

"It was a soft sell rather than a hard sell," Axios reporter says.
Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference at the San Jose Convention Center today in California.
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Are we trading security for emojis on Venmo?

The Federal Trade Commission found the app's security and privacy protections disclosures lacking.
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The problem of governments using facial recognition software

"They know both the question and the answer," one CEO says.
A display shows a facial recognition system for law enforcement during the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., in 2017.
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For small companies, doing business in Europe may not be worth the cost

Large companies are spending millions to comply with Europe's new data laws; that could prove tough for smaller businesses.

Getting "terms of service" updates lately? Here's why

Europe is about to enact the GDPR, a set of new privacy rules for the web.
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The Data Economy: Policy (or lack thereof)

Apr 12, 2018
The U.S. has few policies around privacy and data. That's great, until it's bad.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, 2018 in Washington, D.C. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 million Facebook users had their personal information harvested by Cambridge Analytica, a British political consulting firm linked to the Trump campaign.
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