Privacypolicy

November 8, 2018
An early test of the GDPR: taking on data brokers
November 8, 2018

An early test of the GDPR: taking on data brokers

Credit agencies and ad-tech companies also accused of personal data misuse.

By C. Ip,   November 8, 2018
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September 4, 2018
Who controls your data?
September 4, 2018

Who controls your data?

We requested our personal information from dozens of companies. Here’s what they gave us -- and what they didn’t.

By C. Ip,   September 4, 2018
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May 11, 2018
Google updates privacy policy so you can actually understand it
May 11, 2018

Google updates privacy policy so you can actually understand it

It's to comply with Europe's GDPR privacy law, not to be nice.

By S. Dent,   May 11, 2018
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October 31, 2017
Some Google Docs users are being locked out of their files (updated)
October 31, 2017

Some Google Docs users are being locked out of their files (updated)

Google is investigating the issue.

By M. Locklear,   October 31, 2017
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September 11, 2017
Facebook fined in Spain for allegedly misusing personal data
September 11, 2017

Facebook fined in Spain for allegedly misusing personal data

The social network was apparently tracking non-users web habits, too.

By T. J.,   September 11, 2017
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May 11, 2017
Trump's website wanted to collect your location data
May 11, 2017

Trump's website wanted to collect your location data

But its developers changed their minds after being questioned by 'CBS News.'

By M. Moon,   May 11, 2017
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December 15, 2016
Evernote will no longer change its privacy policy in January
December 15, 2016

Evernote will no longer change its privacy policy in January

Evernote's CEO admitted they screwed up.

By M. Moon,   December 15, 2016
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September 28, 2016
WhatsApp won't comply with India's order to delete user data (updated)
September 28, 2016

WhatsApp won't comply with India's order to delete user data (updated)

Indian users claim sharing information with Facebook puts their privacy in danger.

By A. Dalton,   September 28, 2016
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November 2, 2015
Snapchat tells everyone to chill out over its new privacy policy
November 2, 2015

Snapchat tells everyone to chill out over its new privacy policy

A few days ago, Snapchat updated its terms of use and privacy policy with some broadly-worded clau...

By D. Cooper,   November 2, 2015
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