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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.

Justice Department says facial recognition helped end an almost 15-year manhunt

T-Mobile data breach exposed the personal info of more than 47 million people

The Taliban may have seized biometric data that can ID US allies in Afghanistan

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Apple’s controversial plan to try to curb child sexual abuse imagery

Apple’s controversial new child protection features, explained

Here’s why Apple’s new child safety features are so controversial

Encryption and consumer privacy experts break down Apple’s plan for child safety

Apple pushes back against child abuse scanning concerns in new FAQ

WhatsApp lead and other tech experts fire back at Apple’s Child Safety plan

Apple VP acknowledges concerns about new scanning feature in internal memo

How to use DuckDuckGo’s email protection app

Apple reveals new efforts to fight child abuse imagery

Apple will scan photos stored on iPhones and iCloud for child abuse imagery

Snapchat knows when you were born if you used it to check your horoscope

Amazon will give you a whole $10 for your palm print

Amazon fined record $887 million over EU privacy violations

How Instagram can take its child safety work even further

NSO’s Pegasus spyware: here’s what we know

Here’s how to check your phone for Pegasus spyware using Amnesty’s tool

Brokered cell location data led to the outing and resignation of a Catholic official

Venmo drops the global social feed that could make your payments visible to strangers

Chrome for Android will make it easier to manage sites’ permissions

DuckDuckGo launches new Email Protection service to remove trackers

How Tencent’s sweeping new facial scans will catch Chinese kids playing past curfew

Hong Kong’s new anti-doxxing proposal could put tech companies at risk, says new letter

Some accused in Capitol riot reportedly tried to scrub info from their phones and social media

Google investigates why a carrier linked VPN ads to an SMS two-factor code

Baltimore spy plane program was invasion of citizens’ privacy, court rules

Facial recognition software used to verify unemployment recipients reportedly doesn’t work well

Ring reportedly used LA cops as influencers to market its cameras

New website tracks which colleges will use eproctoring software this fall

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How to keep some of your Twitter data away from advertisers

Google to work with UK regulators on its big ad-tracking shakeup