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Privacy

As gadgets and services get smarter, they need more data, and face the hard problem of keeping it safe. Data privacy has become a huge problem for Google, Facebook, Amazon, and any company using artificial intelligence to power its services — and a major sticking point for lawmakers looking to regulate. Here's all the news on data privacy and how it's changing tech.

Apple teases new tracking protections and an approximate location feature in iOS 14

Andrew Yang is pushing Big Tech to pay users for data

Dropbox officially launches its own password manager and a secure vault for your files

Anonymous Camera is a new app that uses AI to quickly anonymize photos and videos

Telehealth app Babylon Health allowed users to view other patients’ video consultations

Brave browser CEO apologizes for automatically adding affiliate links to cryptocurrency URLs

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How to secure your phone before attending a protest

Signal announces new face-blurring tool for Android and iOS

California’s statehouse is considering a controversial facial recognition bill

Zoom says free users won’t get end-to-end encryption so FBI and police can access calls

Facebook is making it easier to bulk-delete your embarrassing old posts

Google resumes Chrome’s more privacy-friendly SameSite cookie update

ACLU sues facial recognition firm Clearview AI, calling it a ‘nightmare scenario’ for privacy

Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally tracked location of Android users

UK reportedly planning to phase out Huawei equipment from its 5G networks

Grandmother posting Facebook photos of her grandchildren violates GDPR privacy rule, court says

Thomson Reuters faces pressure over ICE contracts

Mark Zuckerberg ‘worried’ about China’s influence on internet regulation

TikTok hit with complaint from child privacy advocates who say it’s still flouting the law

Clearview AI to stop selling controversial facial recognition app to private companies

Senators’ plan for reining in contact tracing apps doesn’t make a lot of sense

Browser maker Vivaldi now has a built-in tracker blocker that uses DuckDuckGo tech

Zoom will soon let you report meeting participants to help bust Zoombombers

Peter Thiel’s controversial Palantir is helping build a coronavirus tracking tool for the Trump admin

Zoom will let paying customers pick which data center their calls are routed from

How you’ll use Apple and Google’s coronavirus tracking tool

Verizon’s new marketing tool sets emails to arrive when you look at your inbox

Google bans its employees from using Zoom over security concerns

Twitter notifies users that it’s now sharing more data with advertisers

Clearview AI CEO disavows white nationalism after exposé on alt-right ties

Zoom CEO responds to security and privacy concerns: “We had some missteps”

Zoom adds new security and privacy measures to prevent Zoombombing