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400 million Facebook users' phone numbers exposed in privacy lapse – reports

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:39 PM

Reports say an exposed server stored 419 million records on users across several databases – including 133 million US accounts, more than 50 million in Vietnam, and 18 million in Britain

Silicon Valley wants to read your mind – here's why you should be worried

Aug 17, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Elon Musk's Neuralink is developing a brain implant to connect people's minds directly to a computer. These mind-reading systems could affect our privacy, security, identity, equality, and personal safety.

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Bill Gates urges balance, discussion in iPhone unlock case

Feb 23, 2016 - 6:31 PM

UPDATED Gates holds the belief that with the right safeguards there are cases where the government on our behalf – like stopping terrorism which could get worse in the future – that that is valuable

BILL GATES. Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates speaks during a panel session at the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2016. Photo by Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Apple says expert panel should take up encryption issue

Feb 23, 2016 - 5:37 PM

Battle lines are drawn in the case with many tech firms and encryption experts backing Apple and law enforcement supporters siding with the government

TIM COOK. A file picture dated May 21, 2013 shows Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook preparing to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's Investigations Subcommittee in Washington, DC, USA. File Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Facebook's Zuckerberg 'sympathetic' with Apple's fight with US authorities

Feb 23, 2016 - 3:05 AM

UPDATED Zuckerberg: I don t think that requiring back doors to encryption is either going to be an effective thing to increase security or is really the right thing to do We are pretty sympathetic to Tim and Apple

MARK ZUCKERBERG. Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg takes part in a conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 22, 2016. Photo by Tony Albir/EPA

Facebook releases data on US security requests

Jun 15, 2013 - 11:51 AM

US security related requests in the 2nd half of 2012 involve between 18 000 to 19 000 accounts

Celine Dion's privacy violated, says French court

May 30, 2012 - 11:10 PM

A court awards Celine Dion 9 940 after a magazine was found guilty of breaking her privacy

Celine Dion performing during the Play Without Pain: Children’s Sickle Cell Benefit Show, January 15, 2012. Photo courtesy of Dion's official page on Facebook.

Europe-vs-Facebook group gathers comments in privacy battle

May 18, 2012 - 8:09 AM

Run by an Austrian law student the campaign vs Facebook gathers 7 000 comments on privacy issues