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Business 21 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

France tells Google to change privacy policy

PARIS: France’s data protection watchdog ordered Google to change its privacy policy or face fines, leading a Europe-wide push to get the Internet giant to clarify its intentions and methods for collecting user data.

Business 14 Dec 2013 | 1:48 PM

Google removes privacy feature from Android mobile software

SAN FRANCISCO: 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.

Business 13 Jul 2019 | 3:13 AM

FTC approves US$5b fine against Facebook for privacy violations

LOS ANGELES: The Federal Trade Commission voted to fine Facebook around $5 billion for violations of the FTC's consumer-privacy rules, according to multiple media reports -- the biggest privacy-related fine in the commission's history.

Business 14 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

US tech giants risk hefty fines, Irish privacy chief warns

LONDON: Facebook Inc, Google and Apple Inc are all at risk of hefty fines if the European data protection regulator probing them finds they violated European Union privacy rules.

Business 17 Dec 2010 | 12:00 AM

Call for creation of "privacy bill of rights" for Internet users

WASHINGTON: The Commerce Department is calling for the creation of a privacy bill of rights for Internet users to set ground rules for companies that collect consumer data online and use that information for marketing and other purposes.

Business 27 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Google puzzled why so few use privacy tool it has provided

JERUSALEM: Google's global privacy counsel says he's surprised by how few people choose to control what ads are steered their way - a tool which the Internet search giant launched, albeit with minimal fanfare, over the past year.

Business 13 Jun 2019 | 12:07 AM Premium

Facebook worries emails could show Zuckerberg knew of questionable privacy practices

Internal exchanges uncovered in response to FTC probe could cast doubt on founder’s commitment to user privacy, people familiar with the matter say

Business 10 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Changes in Facebook gives users more privacy controls

NEW YORK: Facebook is changing its privacy settings to give users more control over who sees the information they post on their personal pages.

Business 18 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Do you want privacy on Facebook? Here are 9 steps

NEW YORK: Over the past week, Facebook has been nudging its users - first gently, then firmly - to review and update their privacy settings.

Business 24 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Govt ready to enact privacy and data protection law

THE government is prepared to enact a privacy and data protection law to address the growing concern among Internet users about invasion of their privacy via the Web, Second Finance Minister Datuk Jamaludin Jarjis said.