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Govt mulls making intrusion of privacy criminal offence, says Liew

The minister says this may be in addition to the proposed anti-stalking law.

Woman sleeping half-naked sues after hotel worker ‘breaks into’ her room

Rosie Dehgani claims a male hotel employee entered her room last year when she was about to sleep.

Apple touts privacy in web sign-on war with Facebook, Google

Apple launches a "Sign In With Apple" function to rival Facebook and Google web login accounts, drawing a contrast with rivals by stressing protection of users' information.

US now requiring visa applicants to list social media names

The American Civil Liberties Union had opposed the proposal, arguing the questions would create 'an environment ripe for profiling and discrimination.'

Google set to launch privacy tools to limit online tracking

However, Google's new tools are not expected to significantly curtail its ability to collect data.

Address issue of privacy, cyber security expert tells Putrajaya

Security services firm LGMS founder CF Fong says the government should set up a centralised 'do not call' registry.

Facebook attack of Belgian case on web tracking gets hearing

Belgium’s privacy watchdog argues Facebook violates the fundamental rights of millions of residents of the country.

TikTok fined in US for illegally gathering children’s data

The Federal Trade Commission says the penalty by the social network is the largest ever in a children's privacy investigation.

Apps send intimate user data to Facebook

Information collected by apps included personal details regarding body weight, pregnancy status, ovulation, and home shopping.

WhatsApp bug lets users bypass new privacy controls

The disclosure comes as messaging and other applications race to improve security and privacy.

Facebook to face US privacy pact costing billions

The investigation focuses on whether the social media giant failed to honour previous privacy commitments when Cambridge Analytica gained access to information about millions of users.

Germany to restrict Facebook’s data gathering activities

It is said that in Germany, Facebook will no longer force its users to pool data from third-party apps.

Don’t let Huawei help set up 5G, US warns EU nations

Americans warn European counterparts about the dangers of using Huawei's 5G technology.

Trust trumps money for Facebook with earnings due

After a series of scandals on data protection and privacy, Facebooks is making a rebound,

Facebook is said to face record US fine on privacy violations

The size of the Facebook fine couldn’t be learned.

Facebook shares drop as data privacy fallout spreads

Investors are concerned about snowballing legal and regulatory efforts over data use polices that have upset many customers and could carry significant penalties and costs.

Lawsuit adds to Facebook woes on data protection

The social network has admitted that up to 87 million users may have had their data hijacked by Cambridge Analytica.

Facebook faces bare-all moment in bikini photo-finder fallout

Facebook hasn’t disputed the authenticity of some records that have already been pried loose by the media.

Questions mount over delay after Cathay Pacific admits huge data leak

The troubled airline is already battling to stem major losses as it comes under pressure from lower-cost Chinese carriers and Middle East rivals.

Apple chief pushes for US privacy law to stop ‘weaponising’ data

Unlike internet giants Facebook and Google, Apple's business model does not rely on the collection and commercial use of its users' personal data.

Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

The former politician has pushed for a second referendum that could stop Brexit but the proposal has been ruled out by Prime Minister Theresa May.

Facebook says hackers stole detailed personal data from 14 million people

The company said the cyber-attack affected 30 million people rather than about 50 million the company first reported Sept 28.

Please respect my privacy, pleads Chong Wei

The national shuttler says he will call for a press conference soon to explain his condition.

Apple chief says firm guards data privacy in China

Cook says while he is a fan of the free market, he supports the idea of legislation aimed at protecting people's privacy.