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Apple’s new privacy campaign — and dig at Google

Apple is getting kudos galore after loudly and proudly touting the privacy it provides to its mobile customers with a new site. And it gets in a dig at its top competitor in the process. As the company launches new products and Read More →

Apple’s Touch ID privacy flaw just got worse

When Apple launched its Touch ID fingerprint sensor, it had a troublesome flaw. Now that the company is allowing the sensor to be used by outside developers, that problem has potentially metastasized. Touch ID will recognize up to five fingerprints. Those Read More →

Google Transparency Report: Government requests for data still rising

Google has released its latest Transparency Report, covering the first six months of the year, and the trend continues: The numbers of government requests for user information are going nowhere but up. Since the last report, they've risen 15 Read More →

Quoted: Tim Cook on privacy and how Apple’s business is ‘very different’

"Our business is not based on having information about you. You're not our product. Our product are (iPhones), and this watch, and Macs, and so forth. And so we run a very different company. I think everyone has to ask, Read More →

Facebook rolls out privacy checkup, with help from a dinosaur

Is privacy extinct? Not if you adjust some settings, a Facebook mascot seems to suggest. In case you haven't been introduced, Facebook's blue dinosaur — which showed up during a test earlier this year — is the face of a new tool Read More →

Are you discussing the NSA’s own version of Google?

The name's not quite as catchy, but the NSA reportedly has its own Google, a surveillance engine called ICREACH. Reports from the Edward Snowden leaks have previously revealed that domestic spy agencies share information with one another, but the Read More →
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