Privacy

Platform News: Facebook

Ireland raises privacy question over Facebook smart glasses

Ireland’s data privacy regulator on Friday said it had asked Facebook to demonstrate that an LED indicator light on the social media giant’s newly launched smart glasse...

DoorDash

DoorDash sues New York over customer data law, second lawsuit in week

DoorDash Inc sued New York City over a new law requiring food delivery companies to share customer data with restaurants, saying it violates customer privacy and lets restaurants c...

Platform News: Snap Inc

Snap Inc hires first global head of platform safety

Snapchat’s owner has hired a longtime online safety advocate as its first global head of platform safety, Snap Inc told journalists, as the company continues to ramp up effor...

FTC: Federal Trade Commission

US panel votes to approve $1 billion for FTC privacy probes

The US House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to give the Federal Trade Commission $1 billion to set up a bureau dedicated to improving data security and privacy and fighting id...

Platform Industry: Apple logo on a window

After criticism, Apple says it will delay child safety updates

Apple Inc has said it would take more time to collect feedback and improve proposed child safety features after the criticism of the system on privacy and other grounds both inside...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

Ethiopia to build local rival to Facebook, other platforms

Ethiopia has begun developing its own social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, though it does not plan to block the global services, the state communications ...

Didi V2X

Didi suspends UK launch plans amid China crackdown on tech firms

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global Inc has suspended its plans to launch in Britain and continental Europe, The Telegraph has reported, against the backdrop of a regulatory bac...

Platform News: Apple logo

Policy groups ask Apple to drop plans to inspect iMessages

More than 90 policy and rights groups around the world published an open letter on Thursday urging Apple to abandon plans for scanning children’s messages for nudity and the phones...

Platform News: T-mobile

T-Mobile investigating claims of customer data breach

T-Mobile is investigating a claim on an online forum post which says the personal data of over 100 million users have been breached, the company said.

Platform Industry News: TikTok smartphone app video streaming

TikTok reinforces privacy controls for teenagers

Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok announced stricter privacy controls for teenagers, seeking to address criticism that it has failed to protect children from hidden adve...

Platform Industry: ByteDance China company building

Sources: ByteDance to close some tutoring ops after clampdown

TikTok owner ByteDance told employees it planned to lay off staff in its education business and close some of its tutoring operations, after China imposed sweeping regulations on t...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Facebook’s slowdown warning hangs over strong ad sales,

Facebook Inc has said it expects revenue growth to “decelerate significantly,” sending the social media giant’s shares down 3.5% in extended trading even as it re...

Platform News: WhatsApp messaging app

WhatsApp privacy case must be decided in a month, EU watchdog says

EU privacy watchdog EDPB gave the Irish data protection agency a month to issue a long-delayed decision on compliance by Facebook’s WhatsApp after its peers objected to its d...

Tencent WeChat

WeChat suspends new user registration for security compliance

WeChat has temporarily suspended registration of new users in mainland China as it undergoes a technical upgrade “to align with relevant laws and regulations”, China...

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