In China, A New Call To Protect Data Privacy

January 5, 20209:00 AM ET EMILY FENG A pedestrian uses a smartphone while standing under surveillance cameras in Beijing last May.Giulia Marchi/Bloomberg via Getty Images China produces huge amounts of online data — and little of it is protected. That has led to a thriving market for stolen personal information, from national identification numbers to […]

Privacy Smart Cities

1 big thing: Smart cities spark privacy worries

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios Momentum for smart cities — fed by big promises from industry and big hopes by government — is being slowed by a wave of public skepticism, Axios’ Kim Hart and Aïda Amer report. Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, which has proposed a futuristic smart-city development for Toronto’s waterfront, this month pledged not to sell personal data from the project […]

Digital Identity Privacy

California Rings In The New Year With A New Data Privacy Law

December 30, 20199:00 AM ET RACHAEL MYROW FROM California’s new digital privacy law takes effect on Jan. 1.Saul Gravy/Getty Images/Ikon Images On Jan. 1, the toughest data privacy law in the U.S. goes into effect: the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA. That’s why you’re seeing a host of emails pop up in your inbox […]


Ring hackers are reportedly watching and talking to strangers via in-home cameras

Hackers are using two-way talk function to wake people up in the middle of the night and watch unsuspecting children Poppy Noor @PoppyNoor Fri 13 Dec 2019 18.45 GMTLast modified on Fri 13 Dec 2019 19.34 GMT Hackers are tapping in to cameras intended for home security, talking to children through the devices and even dropping racist remarks, according to […]


FTC Urged To Step Up Enforcement Of Children’s Privacy Rules

by Wendy Davis  @wendyndavis, Yesterday Advocacy groups are urging the Federal Trade Commission to step up enforcement of a federal privacy law that prohibits website operators from knowingly collecting data from children younger than 13 without their parents’ permission. In comments filed with the agency Wednesday, 19 organizations say noncompliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act […]

Facebook Privacy

Facebook’s suspension of ‘tens of thousands’ of apps reveals wider privacy issues

The disclosures about app suspensions renew questions about whether people’s personal information on Facebook is secure The New York TimesKate Conger, Gabriel J.X. Dance And Mike Isaac September 21, 20193:31 PM EDT SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Friday that it had suspended tens of thousands of apps for improperly sucking up users’ personal information […]

Cyberattacks Privacy

Huawei Technicians Helped African Governments Spy on Political Opponents

Employees embedded with cybersecurity forces in Uganda and Zambia intercepted encrypted communications and used cell data to track opponents, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation ByJoe Parkinson, Nicholas Bariyo and Josh ChinUpdated Aug. 15, 2019 3:21 am ET KAMPALA, Uganda—Huawei Technologies Co., the world’s largest telecommunications company, dominates African markets, where it has sold security tools that governments […]


Spain’s Top Soccer League Fined For Using App To Spy On Fans In Fight To Curb Piracy

June 12, 20196:17 PM ET VANESSA ROMOTwitter La Liga, Spain’s premier soccer league, was fined 250,000 euros on Tuesday for failing to adequately notify Android app users that it was recording what was going on near their phones. The app was developed to combat piracy, according to the league.SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images On Tuesday, […]