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  1. Press: Facebook introduces alerts to update privacy settings
    Facebook, in order to comply with new privacy rules going into effect later this week in Europe, will begin sending alerts in the News Feed to prompt folks to update their privacy settings. The social… | May 24, 2018
  2. Press: Congress wants to drag Google and Twitter into Facebook’s privacy crisis
    A panel of Senate lawmakers aims to grill the top executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter next month, the latest indication that the controversy surrounding Facebook’s data privacy practices now threatens to envelop the whole… | Mar 27, 2018
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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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