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Facebook defends encryption, removes ‘inauthentic’ accounts in 3 countries

Mark Zuckerberg is 'optimistic' Facebook can identify child predators even in encrypted systems using the same tools it used to fight election interference.

Facebook, WhatsApp will have to share messages with UK

UK urges social media companies to build ‘backdoors’ to give intelligence agencies access to their messaging platforms.

400 mil Facebook users’ phone numbers exposed in privacy lapse

Facebook downplayed the extent of the exposure saying the number of accounts so far confirmed was around half of the reported 419 million.

Apple sued over Siri’s unauthorised recording of users

The plaintiffs also accuse Apple of lying to Congress in written answers to questions about its privacy policies.

Twitter may have used data for ads without permission

Twitter apologises for their mistake and has corrected the issue.

Amazon offers US$10 to Prime Day shoppers who hand over their...

The catch is Amazon can use this data to improve its general marketing, products and services, unrelated to the shopping assistant.

WhatsApp blocks ministry’s smoking ban hotline over snooping complaints

The hotline allows the public to send photographs of those who light up in no-smoking zones.

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.