Data Privacy

WhatsApp fined $266M by EU privacy watchdog over data breach

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission said it found violations in the way WhatsApp explained how it processed users’ and nonusers’ data and how data was shared between WhatsApp and other Facebook companies. By Stephanie Bodoni and Katharine GemmellBloomberg2 Sep 2021 Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp was ordered to pay a 225 million-euro ($266 million) penalty for failing to be […]

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It’s time to take back control of our data and become active data citizens, says author

Current systems ‘don’t allow for meaningful agency,’ says data artist CBC Radio · Posted: Apr 30, 2021 2:29 PM ET | Last Updated: April 30 0 comments Spark53:59508: Democratizing Data In 2013, Hunter College High was named the saddest spot in New York City. The title was given to the Upper East Side high school by a […]

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Health Data Privacy Is a Social Justice Issue

Big Tech needs to take the Technocratic Oath to Do No Harm RinzinFollowDec 15, 2020 · 5 min read The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our everyday life, from how we work and interact to how we think about health data privacy in the increasingly digitized world of sensors, wearables, and machine learning. While the healthcare […]

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In coronavirus fight, oft-criticized Facebook data aids U.S. cities, states

Katie Paul, Joseph Menn, Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Infectious disease researchers are using Facebook Inc mobile location data to provide daily updates to U.S. cities and states evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing orders aimed at slowing the novel coronavirus.A graph based on Facebook location data shared with health officials in New York City, showing […]

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Why Amazon knows so much about you

By Leo Kelion You might call me an Amazon super-user. I’ve been a customer since 1999, and rely on it for everything from grass seed to birthday gifts. There are Echo speakers dotted throughout my home, Ring cameras inside and out, a Fire TV set-top box in the living room and an ageing Kindle e-reader […]