Big Data

Platform Industry: Google News Australia

Australian Watchdog: Google misled consumers over data collection

Australia’s federal court found Google misled some consumers about personal location data collected through Android mobile devices, the country’s competition regulator ...

Platform News: Facebook and WhatsApp messaging service

German regulator acts to halt ‘illegal’ WhatsApp data collection

Germany’s lead data protection regulator for Facebook said that it was taking action against the social network to prevent the collection of personal data from users of its W...

Platform News: Clubhouse audio and social media app

Clubhouse says reviewing data protection practices after report points to flaws

Clubhouse said it is reviewing its data protection practices, after a report by the Stanford Internet Observatory said it contained security flaws that left users’ data vulne...

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

India asks WhatsApp to withdraw privacy policy update

India’s tech ministry has asked WhatsApp to withdraw changes to its privacy policy that the popular Facebook-owned messenger declared this month, saying the new provisions ta...

Google Fitbit Wearables

Google closes deal to buy Fitbit as US Justice Dept probe continues

Search and advertising giant Google has closed its deal to purchase gym tracking company Fitbit, the companies said, even as the US Justice Department said that it was continuing i...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft and Cigna form coalition for digital records of COVID-19 vaccination

Microsoft Corp, health insurance Cigna Corp and Mayo Clinic are part of a coalition pushing for digital records of people who get vaccinated from COVID-19.

Platform News: Opening the WhatsApp app on a smartphone

Turkey probes Facebook’s move to collect WhatsApp data

The Turkish Competition Board said on Monday it had launched an investigation into WhatsApp and its owner Facebook Inc days after the messaging app asked users to agree to let Face...

Platform News: Twitter App

Irish watchdog fines Twitter in landmark for EU data privacy regime

Ireland’s data regulator has fined Twitter 450,000 euros (approximately $547,000) to get a bug that made some personal tweets general public, the very first sanction from a m...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

Apple could block apps that do not comply with new privacy feature

Apple has threatened to remove apps from its widely-used App Store when they do not comply with the upcoming personal feature allowing users to block advertisers from tracking them...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft aims to help businesses get handle on data with new tool

Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced a new cloud-based tool designed to assist corporate customers understand where information is scattered throughout their operations and if they...

BlackBerry vehicle

BlackBerry and Amazon team up on vehicle data and software platform

Canada’s BlackBerry and e-commerce titan Amazon have developed a cloud-based software platform intended to help automakers and providers standardize vehicle data and accelera...

Big Data

UN decries police use of racial profiling derived from Big Data

Authorities and border guards have to fight racial profiling and be sure that their usage of “big data” gathered via artificial intelligence does not reinforce biases a...

Big Data

Apple, GroupM and others ask for tough protection for data in Google lawsuit

Apple Inc, advertising giant GroupM and many others requested that the judge hearing the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google on Friday to let them de...

Platform News: Amazon packages

Europe charges Amazon with using dominance and data to squeeze rivals

The European Union charged Amazon with damaging international competition within the retail space, alleging that the US tech titan uses its size, power and information to obtain an...

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