Technology Issues

China's Huawei says it hasn't collected Facebook user data

Jun 6, 2018

Facebook has acknowledged it shared user data with Chinese handset manufacturers, including security-flagged Huawei in fresh wave of allegations over its handling of private data

Cambridge Analytica testimony dominated by heated exchanges

Jun 6, 2018

Former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix vigorously defended himself Wednesday amid allegations the political consulting firm scraped Facebook data and used it to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

Former head of Cambridge Analytica to testify

Jun 6, 2018

The former head of the defunct political consultant Cambridge Analytica is due to testify to British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook data in election campaigns

Report: Facebook shared user data with flagged Chinese firm

Jun 6, 2018

Report: Facebook acknowledges sharing user data with Chinese handset manufacturers, including Huawei

Man allegedly angry over Castile case is charged in hacking

Jun 5, 2018

A man who allegedly hacked into state of Minnesota computer databases because he was angry over the acquittal of the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile has been charged

New Facebook privacy furor: What's at stake?

Jun 4, 2018

Facebook is at the center of another privacy furor, this one over its sharing of user data with device makers such as Apple, Amazon, Samsung and others over the past decade

Hacker gets 5 years for Russian-linked Yahoo security breach

May 29, 2018

A young computer hacker who prosecutors say unwittingly worked with a Russian spy agency was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for using data stolen in a massive Yahoo data breach to gain access to private emails

London police seize bitcoin worth $667,000 from hacker

May 25, 2018

London's Metropolitan police seized half a million pounds ($667,000) worth of Bitcoin from a prolific computer hacker in a case described as the first of its kind for the 188-year-old department.

China says US commerce secretary due June 2 for talks

May 25, 2018

China says U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will arrive in Beijing on June 2 for more talks on settling a sprawling dispute over technology policy and China's trade surplus with the United States

The Latest: Complaints vs Google, Facebook under new EU law

May 25, 2018

A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it's filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users' consent under new EU privacy rules.

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