Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Privacy Battle to Save Google From Itself

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Privacy Battle to Save Google From Itself

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Over two days during the summer of 2009, experts from inside and outside Google met to forge a roadmap for how the company would approach user privacy. At the time, Google was under fire for its data collection practices and user tracking. The summit was designed to codify ways that users could feel more in…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

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George Rose/Getty Images/WIREDGeorge Rose/Getty Images/WIREDCalifornia, that innovative economic juggernaut that so often takes the regulatory lead on matters such as automobile emissions, is once again establishing the ground rules to a vital industry. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in June, is the improbable result of a wealthy…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Venmo Privacy, Ransomware Attacks, and More Security News This Week

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Venmo Privacy, Ransomware Attacks, and More Security News This Week

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This week started with a controversial, widely derided meeting between President Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, and ended with… an invite for round two! And yes, all manner of craziness managed to happen in between. That includes yet more denials on Trump’s part that Russia interfered—and continues to—with US democracy, a stance that has…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired A Major Privacy Win, a Vault 7 Indictment, and More Security News This Week

Hexbyte Tech News Wired A Major Privacy Win, a Vault 7 Indictment, and More Security News This Week

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What’s that? A week with nearly as much good news as bad in the world of privacy and security? It’s true! Especially the privacy part. On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a hotly anticipated ruling in Carpenter v. United States, establishing that the government will need to get a warrant if it wants to track…

A New Privacy Problem Could Deepen Facebook’s Legal Trouble

A New Privacy Problem Could Deepen Facebook’s Legal Trouble

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On Sunday, The New York Times revealed that Facebook had deals with phone manufacturers including Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and Blackberry going back a decade that gave the device makers access to copious amounts of personal data about users and their friends in order to re-create a mobile version of Facebook on their devices. Facebook had…