Facebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat

Facebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat

To gather information, the European Commission has demanded internal documents from Facebook that include 2,500 specific key phrases.Facebook says that means handing over unrelated but highly sensitive data.The European Commission says it will defend the case in court, and its investigation into Facebook's potential anticompetitive conduct is ongoing.

Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive nature of data requests

Facebook sues EU antitrust regulator for excessive nature of data requests

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook is suing EU antitrust regulators for seeking information beyond what is necessary, including highly personal details, for their investigations into the company's data and marketplace, the U.S. social media giant said on Monday."We think such requests should be reviewed by the EU Courts.".

Scoop: Facebook to buy Giphy for $400 million

Scoop: Facebook to buy Giphy for $400 million

Facebook has agreed to buy Giphy, the popular platform of sharable animated images, Axios has learned from multiple sources.Yes, but: Facebook is facing enormous blowback over its previous acquisitions, which means that this deal, however small by comparison, is likely to face a lot of antitrust scrutiny by regulators.

China: Universal Studios Park will Use Facial Recognition

China: Universal Studios Park will Use Facial Recognition

The technology is part of a host of services owned by Chinese internet giant Alibaba that will be integrated into Universal’s park, the companies announced at a press event in Beijing on Thursday.

Rivals aim to document Facebook, Google strong-arming

Rivals aim to document Facebook, Google strong-arming

The big picture: The news comes a day ahead of a critical Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington that will examine the market dominance of companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple.

Amazon says its facial recognition can now identify fear

Amazon says its facial recognition can now identify fear

Amazon said this week its facial recognition software can detect a person's fear.The tech giant revealed updates to the controversial tool on Monday that include improving the accuracy and functionality of its face analysis features such as identifying gender, emotions and age range.

Google reportedly fined over children's privacy on YouTube

Google reportedly fined over children's privacy on YouTube

The settlement comes after an FTC investigation over whether the tech giant sufficiently protected the data of children using the platform, according to a Friday report from The Washington Post citing two people familiar with the matter.

How to live without Google

How to live without Google

But Google uses all data it gathers across its services to post targeted ads, and to massively profit from the data many share so freely with the Internet giant. Here's a quick guide as to how you can use the Internet without sharing all your data with Google.

Facebook Faces a Big Penalty, but Regulators Are Split Over How Big

Facebook Faces a Big Penalty, but Regulators Are Split Over How Big

Along with disagreement about the appropriate financial penalty, one of the most contentious undercurrents throughout the negotiations has been the degree to which Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, should be held personally liable for any violation of a 2011 agreement, according to two of the people.

Facebook Could Be Fined Up To 5 Billion Dollar Over Privacy Violations

Facebook Could Be Fined Up To 5 Billion Dollar Over Privacy Violations

“In the first quarter of 2019, we reasonably estimated a probable loss and recorded a $ 3.0 billion accumulation related to the FTC’s consultations on our platform and user data practices,” said Facebook in its report.

France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime

France fines Google nearly $57 million for first major violation of new European privacy regime

"It is important that the authorities make it clear that simply claiming to be complaint is not enough." Under Europe's data privacy law, tech giants including Google must give users a full, clear picture of the data they collect, along with simple, specific tools for users to consent to having their personal information harnessed.

What We Can Learn About Online Privacy From Climate Change

What We Can Learn About Online Privacy From Climate Change

But let’s be realistic: They’re small measures when you consider the big picture, that the gears of the online world are greased with our data.

Marriott’s breach response is so bad, security experts are filling in the gaps — at their own expense

Marriott’s breach response is so bad, security experts are filling in the gaps — at their own expense

In fact, there’s no easy way to check that the domain is real, except a buried note on Marriott’s data breach notification site that confirms the domain as legitimate. “Hopefully this is one less site used to confuse victims.” Had Marriott just sent the email from its own domain, it wouldn’t be an issue.

Google Internet Traffic Is Briefly Misdirected Through Russia, China

Google Internet Traffic Is Briefly Misdirected Through Russia, China

In a notice posted on Monday on its website, Google said it had resolved the issue as of 2:35 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, and that its services were operating as expected.