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Palantir CEO Alex Karp.

Secretive big data company Palantir is reportedly providing software to help the CDC track the coronavirus pandemic, even as critics slam its work wit...

The CDC is reportedly using Palantir's software to track the spread of COVID-19 and assess how hospitals are dealing with spikes in new cases.

Mark Zuckerberg denied a report that Facebook is considering sharing smartphone location data with the US government to help track the coronavirus

The US government is talking with tech companies about using Americans' phones to track the coronavirus, but Zuckerberg said Facebook isn't involved.

The Trump campaign reportedly hired a former employee of Cambridge Analytica — the company that misused Facebook data to sway the 2016 election

Trump's new hire previously worked at Cambridge Analytica, the company accused of targeting Facebook users with political ads before the 2016 election.
Austrian privacy advocate Max Schrems.

The way Facebook transfers people’s data abroad from the EU is valid, according to an adviser to Europe’s top court

But the advice questions whether European citizens' data is really protected from US surveillance.
TikTok head Alex Zhu.

TikTok’s chief cancels planned meetings with US senators amid concerns over privacy and app’s ties to China

TikTok told Business Insider the meetings were postponed until after the holidays "to ensure these conversations are as productive as possible."
Alex Zhu, left.

TikTok’s chief is heading to Washington to defend the video-sharing platform against censorship and privacy concerns as lawsuits and investigati...

TikTok faces mounting pressure over concerns it censors content deemed offensive to the Chinese government and poses a threat to US national security.

Most Americans fear they’ve lost control of their personal information, as Facebook and Google continue to dominate the online ad market

Americans are concerned and confused about data privacy even as tech companies continue making money selling users' personal data to advertisers.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai (left) and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Amnesty says Google and Facebook threaten human rights

The global humans rights organisation Amnesty International has criticised Google and Facebook's business models, calling them "surveillance-based."

Andrew Yang wants you to make money off your data by making it your personal property

Andrew Yang released a four-pronged policy proposal Wednesday that, among other things, would give users more control over their data.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft is acquiring a startup that will help its cloud customers control how their data is being used

Microsoft is acquiring BlueTalon. It fits into Microsoft's hybrid cloud strategy, which allows customers to use both private data centers and cloud.