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TECH 08 May 2019 | 7:55 AM

Google’s privacy promises don’t sway many experts

Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the company’s annual developer conference May 7 with new privacy tools and updates to Google’s artificially intelligent voice assistant.

Technology 27 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Privacy groups ask Facebook to withdraw proposed policy changes

Two privacy advocacy groups urged Facebook Inc to withdraw proposed changes to its terms of service.

Technology 19 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

EU privacy regulators take aim at Google privacy policy

EU plans to take action against Google for its privacy policy which allows the search engine to pool user data from across all its services ranging from YouTube to Gmail.

TECH 26 Sep 2018 | 6:30 AM

US unveils first step toward new online privacy rules

The US administration called Sept 25 for public comments on a “new approach to consumer data privacy” that could trigger fresh regulations of Internet companies.

TECH 05 Jul 2018 | 5:09 AM

New AI tips off regulators to possible EU data privacy faults

Some of the world’s largest technology companies might be breaking the European Union’s new data privacy law, according to an analysis of their policies conducted by artificial intelligence software.

TECH 12 Jul 2018 | 4:18 AM

Tech lobby head urges privacy standards to avert divergent rules

The president of a trade group that represents Alphabet Inc’s Google, Microsoft Corp and other tech companies urged faster development of national privacy norms to avoid divergent state rules.

TECH 14 Jun 2018 | 9:03 AM

Facebook, Google targeted among 19 pan-EU privacy complaints

Google, Facebook Inc and its apps WhatsApp and Instagram risk European Union privacy probes after being targeted among 19 cross-border complaints filed with regulators since tough new rules kicked in at the end of May.

Google 16 Dec 2013 | 10:59 AM

Google removes privacy feature from Android mobile software

Google Inc has removed an experimental privacy feature from its Android mobile software that had allowed users to block apps from collecting personal information such as address book data and a user's location.

Facebook 07 Mar 2014 | 11:30 AM

Privacy groups ask regulators to halt Facebook's US$19bil WhatsApp deal

Privacy advocates have asked US regulators to halt Facebook Inc's US$19bil (RM61.81bil) acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp until there is a clearer understanding of how the company intends to use the personal data of WhatsApp's 450 million users.

TECH 01 Dec 2014 | 1:41 PM

Facebook simplifies privacy

When I see people venting on Facebook about their News Feed, questioning the ads and the things they see and don’t see, I know with almost 100% certainty they have never read the terms of service and probably never look at their privacy settings.