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  1. Press: Google wants to be everywhere with everyone
    Seven of its products — including Search, YouTube and Maps — have more than a billion users each.  Google’s ambition is to knit all those devices and services together. Google users — which means just… | May 18, 2017
  2. Press: Trump signed repeal of FCC privacy rules. Here’s what’s next
    President Trump signed congressional legislation that repeals the Federal Communications Commission's privacy protections for Internet users.  The Obama-backed rules would have banned Internet providers from collecting, storing, sharing and selling certain types of customer information… | Apr 06, 2017
  3. Press: House voted to wipe away FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections
    In a party-line vote, House Republicans freed Internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast of protections approved just last year that had sought to limit what companies could do with information such as… | Mar 29, 2017
  4. Press: FCC to put rules on hold that would protect your internet data
    Federal regulators on Monday will move to stop certain privacy regulations from going into effect that were designed to safeguard consumers' personal information from hackers and criminals, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. | Feb 26, 2017
  5. Press: New rules to protect your online privacy already under threat
    At a time when our country is divided about so many issues, there’s an area of overwhelming agreement: the importance of privacy. A Pew study found that 91 percent of adults feel they have lost… | Feb 09, 2017
  6. Press: Relaxing privacy vow, WhatsApp to share some data with Facebook
    When Facebook bought the start-up WhatsApp in 2014, Jan Koum, WhatsApp’s co-founder, declared that the deal would not affect the digital privacy of his mobile messaging service’s millions of users.  Two years later, WhatsApp said… | Aug 25, 2016
  7. Press: Microsoft’s quiet legal war for user privacy
    Microsoft won a major victory last week, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit sided with the company, ruling that a U.S. warrant could not be used to force Microsoft to turn over… | Jul 25, 2016
  8. Press: FCC’s proposed privacy rules - Is opt-in the only way?
    Consumers need to have real transparency into, and control over, how their ISPs and Mobile Carriers collect and use their data.  But is a strict opt-in/opt-out regime the only way?  Don’t consumers deserve more control… | Apr 21, 2016
  9. Press: How to break the deadlock over data encryption
    Since the 1990s, U.S. law enforcement has expressed concern about “going dark,” roughly defined as an inability to access encrypted communications or data even with a court order. The FBI is engaged in a public… | Mar 14, 2016
  10. Press: Apple: The FBI wants to roll back safeguards
    The threat to our personal information is just the tip of the iceberg. Your phone is more than a personal device. In today’s mobile, networked world, it’s part of the security perimeter that protects your… | Mar 07, 2016
  11. Press: Federal efforts in data privacy move slowly
    In February 2012, the White House introduced a blueprint for the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, intended to give Americans the ability to exercise control… | Feb 29, 2016
  12. Press: In privacy dispute with U.S. Apple holds the cards
    The battle between Apple and law enforcement officials over unlocking a terrorist’s smartphone is the culmination of a slow turning of the tables between the technology industry and the United States… | Feb 18, 2016
  13. Press: Governments requesting more Facebook user data
    Facebook released statistics today on government requests during the first half of 2015. And guess what? Governments are asking a lot more out of Facebook. | Nov 17, 2015
  14. 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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