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Privacy

As gadgets and services get smarter, they need more data, and face the hard problem of keeping it safe. Data privacy has become a huge problem for Google, Facebook, Amazon, and any company using artificial intelligence to power its services — and a major sticking point for lawmakers looking to regulate. Here's all the news on data privacy and how it's changing tech.

How to hide your email from data collectors

Preventing spam and tracking

Clearview AI is closer to getting a US patent for its facial recognition technology

Verizon might be collecting your browsing history and here’s how to stop it

Google Pixel mail-in repairs have allegedly twice resulted in leaked pics and a privacy nightmare

Google Photos’ Locked Folder is now rolling out to more Android phones

Apple’s frontline employees are struggling to survive

The company’s hourly workers say conditions are untenable. Does Apple care?

Australian PM proposes defamation laws that force social platforms to unmask trolls

A new DuckDuckGo tool is supposed to prevent apps from tracking Android users

Go read this look into how Amazon failed to secure customer personal data

How to delete your Instagram account

Instagram asks suspected bots to verify themselves with video selfies

Latest iOS beta blurs nude images for children using Messages app

Clearview AI ordered to delete all facial recognition data belonging to Australians

The next privacy crisis

Google Fi is getting end-to-end encrypted phone calls

Apple’s system to tell on creepy apps just arrived in beta

You can now ask Google to remove images of under-18s from its search results

Snapchat ‘family center’ might let parents know who is in their teens’ DMs

Mark Zuckerberg has been added to a DC lawsuit over the Cambridge Analytica scandal

Google’s app privacy briefings go live in the Play Store in February 2022

Moscow adds facial recognition payment system to more than 240 metro stations

Block Party is out of beta and ready to block anyone who likes bad tweets

How to use the iOS app tracking blocker

Apps have to ask your permission to track you during installation

The whistleblower hearing hits Facebook where the company is weakest

Sen. Blumenthal’s ‘finsta’ quote wasn’t that bad

Epic Games makes children’s privacy services free for developers

As privacy issues worsen, Congress looks to the FTC

Twitter seeking input as it explores Filter and Limit controls on tweets

Senate Democrats call on FTC to fix data privacy ‘crisis’

Why you need a personal laptop

Keeping work and life on one device puts your privacy at risk

A privacy-focused permissions feature from Android 11 is coming to older phones too

DoorDash sues New York City over law that requires it to share customer data with restaurants