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  1. Press: Facebook knows a ton about your health. Now they want to make money
    In early April, MSNBC reported that Facebook recently launched a project based in its secretive “Building 8” group to get hospitals to share anonymized patient data with them. The project was reportedly put on hold… | Apr 19, 2018
  2. Press: I downloaded the information Facebook has on me. Yikes.
    There was so much that Facebook knew about me — more than I wanted to know. But after looking at the totality of what the Silicon Valley company had obtained about yours truly, I decided… | Apr 12, 2018
  3. Press: Facebook is now in the data-privacy spotlight. Could Google be next?
    The quiet fear among the nation's tech elite, though, has been that extra attention on Facebook will reflect on everyone — Google, perhaps, most of all. The titan of search, smartphones and Web browsing makes… | Apr 12, 2018
  4. Press: Facebook:‘Malicious actors’ used its tools to discover identities, collect data
    Facebook said Wednesday that “malicious actors” took advantage of search tools on its platform, making it possible for them to discover the identities and collect information on most of its 2 billion users worldwide. The… | Apr 05, 2018
  5. Press: The one thing that protects a laptop after it’s been stolen
    When your laptop is lost or stolen, you aren’t just out $800 (or more). Your personal information is also accessible to whoever takes it, even if you have a password.  If thieves remove the hard… | Mar 14, 2018
  6. Press: Data Privacy day: A reminder to safeguard your data
    This Sunday (Jan. 28) is Data Privacy Day, which marks the 1981 signing of Europe’s Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. But, more important, it’s a reminder… | Jan 28, 2018
  7. Press: Privacy and consumer groups’ statement of support for CFPB data use
                         Center for Digital Democracy * Consumer Action* Consumer Federation of America * Consumer Watchdog * Privacy Rights Clearinghouse * Privacy Times * U.S.PIRG Leading national privacy and consumer groups continue to support… | Dec 15, 2011

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