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  1. Press: Consumer groups urge FTC to probe Google, Facebook data-consent tactics
    Eight consumer advocacy groups are calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Google and Facebook over what they see as “misleading” tactics that push consumers to give up their personal data. The study… | Jun 28, 2018
  2. Press: Two months after testifying, Facebook has responded to 26 of 50 questions
    Data Collection Is “data that is mined for security purposes also used to sell as part of the business model”? Asked by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) Donations from Facebook: $19,500 Does Facebook collect data that's… | Jun 28, 2018
  3. Press: Is there a smarter path to artificial intelligence?
    For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch known as deep learning. The grandly named statistical technique, put simply, gives computers a way to learn by processing vast… | Jun 21, 2018
  4. Press: Facebook may face fines — again — for potentially mishandling users’ data
    Facebook’s arrangements with, Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung allowing their devices to access data from the social network’s users could further expose Facebook to steep fines and other penalties, experts said. The practice — which… | Jun 05, 2018
  5. Press: If companies can protect user data in Europe, they can protect it everywhere
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. companies should adopt essentially the same data protection rules that are poised to go into effect in the European Union on May 25, Public Citizen, the Center for Digital Democracy and… | May 24, 2018
  6. Press: Facebook sued for allegedly allowing housing advertisers to discriminate
    In the lawsuit, filed in federal court in New York City, several fair housing groups accuse Facebook of allowing landlords and real estate companies to illegally tailor their advertisement audiences on the basis of sex, family status,… | Mar 28, 2018
  7. Press: Your data Is crucial to a robotic age. Shouldn’t you be paid for it?
    The idea is gaining momentum in Silicon Valley and beyond: Facebook and the other technological Goliaths offering free online services — from which they harvest data from and about their users — should pay for… | Mar 07, 2018
  8. Links: Privacy Shield
    The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the European Commission and Swiss Administration, respectively, to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism… | Feb 28, 2018
  9. 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
  10. Press: Health data being used as evidence in murder investigation
    Health app data from an iPhone is being used as evidence in a rape and murder investigation in Germany, Motherboard reports. Details in the story also point to what may be the first known iPhone 6s… | Jan 12, 2018
  11. Press: Google fights online trolls with new tool
    The Internet can be an ugly place — one where the mere act of expressing an opinion can result in a barrage of name-calling, harassment and sometimes threats of violence. Now Google is zeroing in on… | Feb 23, 2017
  12. Press: Your complete guide to choosing an unlimited data plan
    Between the varying offers and the fine print, choosing a data plan in 2017 may seem like an exercise in frustration. Many of these plans come with a trade-off of some kind or another, meaning that although they… | Feb 16, 2017

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