An app in India has exacerbated concerns about digital security and surveillance after the government made it mandatory for all workers, military personnel and stranded Indians abroad who wish to be repatriated.
By Sheikh Saaliq, Associated Press
Many governments eager to reopen their societies are starting to bet on smartphone apps to help stanch the coronavirus pandemic.
By Christina Larson, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
Attorney General William Barr wants Apple to unlock the iPhones of the man who allegedly killed three sailors at a Florida Naval air base in December, saying there might be valuable information stored on the devices. But Apple, citing broader…
By William Brangham
Our relationship with technology is more integrated into our daily lives than ever. In 2010, just over a third of American adults owned a smartphone; now the figure is more than 80 percent. But our comfort with technology -- and…
By Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press
Companies across the country need to be aware of the law's complex requirements even if they don't deal directly with consumers.
By William Brangham, Nsikan Akpan, Rhana Natour
Genetic genealogy, the technique millions of people are using to learn about their family history, has now become a potent tool with which law enforcement can solve crimes. But the method has major privacy implications that are prompting some critics…
By Rachel Lerman, Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
The FTC has been investigating YouTube for the way it handles the data of kids under 13. Young children are protected by a federal law that requires parental consent before companies can collect and share their personal information.
We asked five experts with backgrounds in data security and tech law if FaceApp worries them. Their resounding answer was yes.
While Facebook remains one of the world's largest companies, it has lost some public trust in recent years, due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Russian influence campaigns during the 2016 election and privacy issues. Now, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg…
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