Internet

A new battleground in the web browser wars: Privacy

Google announced a massive shift last week in how it handles cookies, those pesky digital trackers that chase us around the internet and serve up targeted ads that are both creepy yet eerily precise reflections of our wants. ...

Internet

EU legal opinion: mass data retention at odds with EU law

A legal adviser at the European Union's highest court said Wednesday that the bloc's data protection rules should prevent member states from indiscriminately holding personal data seized from Internet and phone companies, ...

Internet

As US Congress delays on privacy, California law in focus

As US lawmakers head home without agreeing on consumer privacy legislation, a new California law is set to become the de facto national standard, potentially leaving consumers and businesses confused over rules for personal ...

Internet

EU court boost for activist in Facebook data transfer fight

EU regulators must make more effort to stop tech companies from transferring data to countries with weaker data-protection standards, an advisor to the European Union's top court said Thursday. It's the latest in a lengthy ...

Security

Fair trade: Your soul for data?

In an increasingly data-driven world, are we just walking data sources for the benefit of giant multinational corporations?

Business

Top antitrust enforcer warns Big Tech over data collection

The Justice Department's top antitrust official warned Big Tech companies Friday that the government could pursue them for anticompetitive behavior related to their troves of user data, including for cutting off data access ...

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