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 […]

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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, […]