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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and former Mail.Ru CEO Yuri Milner

Questions are being raised about Facebook’s decision to give a Russian internet company temporary special access to its user data

Facebook acknowledged that it gave Mail.Ru special access to user data after 2015, when it officially ended the system that allowed third-party apps to access user data.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

The UK’s privacy watchdog has fined Facebook £500,000 — the maximum amount — over Cambridge Analytica

Facebook is being fined the maximum amount possible after being accused of breaking the law twice over the scandal.

Researchers found no evidence your phone is secretly recording you. But they did find that some apps secretly record your screen

Researchers at the Northeastern University found no evidence that your phone is secretly recording you to serve you ads. But they did find that some apps record your screen.

Samsung smartphone users are reporting that their photos are randomly being sent to contacts without their knowledge

It's a pretty bad bug that Samsung has recognized, and the company is looking into the issue.
There are a number of new things on Gmail's new web interface. We'll step through each of them below.

Your Google account might be giving outside developers access to your data — here’s how to disconnect apps you don’t trust befo...

Google reportedly allows third-party developers to read emails from users' Gmail accounts and does little to police them after the fact. Here's how you can take control of your data.
Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Facebook warns 800,000 users that it accidentally unblocked people they had already blocked

Facebook is telling people that it accidentally unblocked people for some 800,000 users. The block tool is sometimes used by people to protect themselves from abusive or harassing behavior.

The BlackBerry Key2 proves the world no longer needs a physical keyboard

The BlackBerry Key2 is hampered by a few design issues, but there's still plenty to love about it, like its focus on privacy and security; a solid, no-frills camera; and excellent battery life.
Chinese cultural attitudes could change if Chinese people are confronted with more examples of tech companies or the government trampling their rights to privacy.

Chinese people don’t care about privacy on the internet — here’s why, according to a top professor in China

China hasn't had nearly the same backlash over data privacy seen in the US and Europe in the last year. And it all comes down to cultural attitudes over privacy in general, according to a top Chinese business professor.

Orlando Police won’t renew a contract for Amazon’s facial recognition software, but it’s evaluating whether to use it again at a ...

Amazon's contract with Orlando police for face recognition tech was set to expire after a six month pilot program, and city officials are discussing and evaluating whether to recommend continuation of the pilot at a further date.

23andMe plans to send DNA kits to try to reunite families separated at the border — but privacy issues loom

After congressional representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) talked to 23andMe about the potential of using genetic testing to help reunite families separated at the border, CEO Anne Wojcicki tweeted they'd "offered to donate kits and resources to do the genetic testing." The company is working on it.