Online privacy

YouTube Plans to End Targeted Ads to Kids to Comply With FTC

Apparently, to satisfy regulators, YouTube officials are finalizing plans to end “targeted” advertisements on videos kids are likely to watch.

Facebook unveils long-promised tool to limit what data it receives from third-party apps and websites. But will not allow users to delete info.

Facebook unveiled its long-awaited feature allowing users to limit businesses, apps, and other groups that collect data about them on the Web and pass that information to the tech giant — a move that may disappoint people who thought they would be

Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers

Apparently, Google has shut down a service it provided to wireless carriers globally that showed them weak spots in their network coverage because of Google’s concerns that sharing data from users of its Android phone system might attract the scru

The Data Portability Act: More User Control, More Competition

For twenty years, the US’ approach to protecting privacy has relied primarily on notice and consent. As US policymakers work to develop legislation to protect users’ privacy, however, it is time to move away from that regime.

Did Zuckerberg lie under oath?

Recent revelations about Facebook’s collection of user audio data are fueling talk in Washington (DC) that company CEO Mark Zuckerberg may have misled Congress about the firm’s privacy practices during a Senate hearing in 2018.

Trump Administration Asks Congress to Reauthorize NSA’s Deactivated Call Records Program

Breaking a long silence about a high-profile National Security Agency program that sifts records of Americans’ telephone calls and text messages in search of terrorists, the Trump administration acknowledged for the first time that the system has

Centering Civil Rights in the Privacy Debate

In our increasingly digitized world, it is critical to protect individuals’ privacy. As policymakers consider passing meaningful privacy legislation, civil rights protections are a critical but mostly overlooked component.

Privacy Rights are Civil Rights

Protecting privacy is especially important for marginalized communities, who are disproportionately harmed by the exploitation of personal information enabled by inadequate privacy protections.

Senate Tech Task Force Leader Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Wants to Focus on Data Privacy

The Senate Judiciary Committee’s new tech task force leader, Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), wants to use her perch to hold tech companies accountable.

President Trump's pretzel-logic tech policy

The Trump administration's policy toward big tech moved in two opposite directions recently, as the White House sought the big platforms' help in predicting mass shootings while it was also reportedly drafting plans to punish them for perceived bi