Data privacy

FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook's user base and revenue grew more slowly than expected in the second quarter of 2018 as the company grappled with privacy issues, sending its stock tumbling after hours. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 26, 2018 - 10:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook faced a day of reckoning Thursday as its shares plunged in the biggest one-day drop in stock-market history. The 19 percent drop vaporized $119 billion of the company's stock-market value; CEO Mark Zuckerberg saw his net worth fall by roughly $16 billion as a result. It was...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. The chairman of the U.K. Parliament’s media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard users’ data. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
July 11, 2018 - 12:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook is facing its first financial penalty for allowing the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to forage through the personal data of millions of unknowing Facebook users. A U.K. government office announced its intention to fine Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000), the maximum...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. The chairman of the U.K. Parliament’s media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard users’ data. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
July 10, 2018 - 8:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — The chairman of the U.K. Parliament's media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard users' data. Damian Collins said the Information Commissioner's Office concluded...
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FILE -- In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo Solar Tech Joshua Valdez, left, and Senior Plant ManagerTim Wisdom walk past solar panels and at a Pacific Gas and Electric Solar Plant, in Vacaville, Calif. When California lawmakers return from their summer recess in August 2018, among the high-profile bills to consider is whether to bump up renewal energy mandates and setting a goal of getting all of California's energy from carbon-free sources by 2045. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
July 07, 2018 - 1:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers left for summer recess with most of the year's major bills still on their to-do list. So far in 2018, they have passed first-in-the-nation data privacy regulations and a ban on new local soda taxes. But when they return in August, they'll have less...
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State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, displays his smart phone as he urges lawmakers to approve a data privacy bill during the Senate floor session, Thursday, June 28, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Lawmakers approved the bill, that would let consumers ask companies to delete their information or refrain from selling it, among other data privacy provisions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 28, 2018 - 7:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will soon have what experts call the nation's most far-reaching law to give consumers more control over their personal data under a bill the governor signed Thursday. The law will compel companies to tell customers upon request what personal data they've...
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FILE- This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. The Federal Trade Commission says it plans to hold broad-based hearings about technology, competition and privacy of a kind it hasn’t held in more than 20 years. The hearings were announced by Joseph Simons, a Republican who became chair of the FTC in May after being appointed by President Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 20, 2018 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission says it plans to hold hearings about technology, competition and privacy of a kind it hasn't held in more than 20 years. The hearings were announced by the FTC's new chairman, Joseph Simons, a Republican appointed by President Donald Trump. The...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2016 file photo, the Apple logo is shown on a sign hanging in front of a new Apple Store, in the Williamsburg section in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that exploited the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 14, 2018 - 5:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. The loophole...
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June 09, 2018 - 12:38 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook shared personal information culled from its users' profiles with other companies after the date when executives have said the social network prevented third-party developers from gaining access to the data, the company confirmed Friday. The records included information...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, delivers a speech during the visit of a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F in Paris. Sandberg, who oversees Facebook’s business operations, is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
June 08, 2018 - 3:21 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg didn't shy away from her company's ongoing privacy scandal in a Friday commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Instead, she turned it into a lesson about accountability. Sandberg, the company's chief operating officer,...
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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook says a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users for several days in May. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 07, 2018 - 7:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said Thursday that a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over several days in May. The problem, which Facebook said it has fixed, is the latest privacy scandal for the world's largest social media company. It said the bug...
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