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BERLIN (Reuters) - German Justice Minister Katarina Barley on Thursday welcomed a crackdown by Germany's antitrust watchdog on Facebook's data collection practices, saying the company was collecting data far beyond its platform.
Online music streamer Spotify defended itselfafter angry users accused it of abusive personal data collection by asking for access to their contacts and photos.
In a village in central China's Henan province, amid barking dogs and wandering chickens, villagers gather along a dirt road to trade images of their faces for kettles, pots and tea cups.
A Republican senator plans to propose a bill that would let consumers block all websites from collecting unnecessary data, a measure that would likely hurt the data-powered advertising businesses of Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, and others.
A US court has ruled that the eavesdropping National Security Agency can temporarily resume its bulk collection of Americans' telephone records, according to documents made public.
The US Federal Trade Commission plans to investigate technology companies’ collection and use of consumer data, stepping up pressure on companies like Google, Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc that depend on amassing vast amounts of information on users.
The large volume of data Tesla Motors Inc collects from its cars on the road has armed it with information to publicly counter, and possibly legally defend, claims about the safety of its Autopilot driving-assist software, according to lawyers familiar with such cases.