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Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer, said the company should hire a new CEO.

Facebook’s former security chief says Mark Zuckerberg has too much power and needs to step down as CEO

Alex Stamos, who previously led Facebook's security efforts, said the company should get a new CEO as a way to curtail Mark Zuckerberg's power.
Huawei smartphones are seen displayed inside a shopping mall in Shanghai.

Huawei just caught a break: The US government has temporarily loosened restrictions so that Huawei can help its existing customers

Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, was added to a US blacklist last week that prevented the company from doing US business without approval.

Millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities, and brands reportedly had their private contact information exposed online

TechCrunch reports that the private information of millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities, and brand accounts was found on a public database.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Google is scanning your Gmail inbox to keep a detailed list of your purchases, and there’s no easy way to erase it

Google says this purchasing history is private, but it's incredibly difficult to erase and stop Google from tracking it in the future.

Google keeps a running list of the things you buy. You can’t turn it off, but here’s how to stop Google from using your shopping history.

Google keeps a list of your purchases based on receipts stored in your Gmail account. Follow these steps to turn this feature off.
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Sheryl Sandberg revealed a new argument to stop regulators from breaking up Facebook

Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook are invoking the latest bogeyman: China.
If you don't want others seeing your Facebook information and activity, you can make your Facebook private by adjusting your settings to "Only me."

How to make your Facebook profile as private as possible

You can make your Facebook as private as you'd like it to be, if you don't want others seeing your information or activity. Here's how to navigate it.
A still from Apple's ad about iMessage encryption.

Apple’s latest ad emphasizes how the iPhone keeps your text conversations private, subtly digging at companies like Facebook and Google

Apple has released a new privacy ad as companies like Google and Facebook come under increased scrutiny regarding their data collection practices.
Google CEO, Sundar Pichai

Google wants to be a company that ‘helps you get things done,’ but there’s an important catch you need to know

Google's products can only be as helpful as the information you share with it

How to find the little-known ‘kill switch’ that lets you use Facebook with the maximum amount of privacy

Facebook Platform is the way third-party games (like Candy Crush) or websites are integrated with your profile. Turning it off gives you a bit more privacy.