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Roger McNamee / Washington Monthly:
Facebook and Google's influence on the US election and Brexit calls for regulations for more transparency, letting users own their data and social graphs, more   —  An early investor explains why the social media platform's business model is such a threat—and what to do about it.
Jan 8, 2018, 9:50 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Recode:
Sources: Oracle has lobbied against Google for past year, seeded negative stories on Android privacy, bought billboard spots denouncing internet companies, more   —  Oracle has lobbied aggressively — and seeded negative stories about its search foe — as the two battle in court.
Dec 6, 2017, 1:15 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Group that says it is representing 5.4M UK iPhone users sues Google, claims company improperly collected personal data in '11-'12; Google says suit has no merit   —  Group says affected consumers could get hundreds of pounds  —  Google will contest case, says it isn't new and has no merit
Nov 30, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Firefox Quantum, built from the ground up as multi-device browser, has useful features, strong privacy protections, is faster & better at memory use than Chrome   —  IT'S BEEN YEARS since I gave a second thought to my web browser.  Safari's fine, Microsoft Edge is whatever, I think Opera still exists?
Nov 27, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context
Michael Zelenko / The Verge:
Survey of US sentiment toward big tech firms including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and others on trust, privacy, news accuracy, more   —  Illustrations by Garret Beard and William Joel  —  This year marked a sea change in our attitude toward tech's largest players — and not for the better.
Oct 27, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Supreme Court to decide if law enforcement can obtain emails and data stored overseas by tech firms in Microsoft vs US government email privacy case   —  Law enforcement seeks data held overseas by tech companies  —  U.S. says Google, Yahoo not complying with search warrants
Oct 16, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Google Online Security Blog:
Google details plan to distrust Symantec-issued certificates starting with Chrome 66 in 2018   —  This post is a broader announcement of plans already finalized on the blink-dev mailing list.  —  At the end of July, the Chrome team and the PKI community converged upon a plan to reduce …
Sep 12, 2017, 9:40 AMIn context
The Shield:
500+ apps, downloaded 100M+ times, removed by Google from Play Store or updated after it was discovered that an ad SDK they used could serve as spyware backdoor   —  The Lookout Security Intelligence team has discovered an advertising software development kit (SDK) called Igexin that had the capability …
Aug 22, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Recode:
Apple, Snap, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Cisco, and Verizon among firms who filed amicus brief for cellphone location privacy case going before US Supreme Court   —  In a new amicus brief, tech and telecom companies say law enforcement should have to clear a higher bar to obtain location data.
Aug 15, 2017, 5:10 PMIn context
Alexander J Martin / Sky News:
UK government proposes Data Protection Bill that includes new “right to be forgotten” legislation for users and fines for companies that breach users' privacy   —  Google and Facebook could face fines stretching into billions of pounds if they breach users' privacy under a new law.
Aug 7, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context

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