Privacy, bias and safety: On facial recognition, Berlin and London choose different paths

At lunchtime on a very chilly January Wednesday, most commuters at Berlin’s Südkreuz station are more interested in catching their trains than considering the security cameras that record their movements. But many have strong opinions on the facial recognition technology … Read more…

Top Senate Democrats unveil new online privacy bill, promising tough penalties for data abuse

Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed tough, new punishments for Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley tech giants that mishandle their users’ personal data, unveiling a sweeping new online privacy bill that aims to provide people their “Miranda rights” for the … Read more…

DOJ issues new warning to big tech: Data and privacy could be competition concerns

The Justice Department’s top antitrust official warned tech giants on Friday that amassing vast quantities of consumers’ data could create competition concerns in the eyes of federal regulators, marking the U.S. government’s latest shot across the bow at Silicon Valley … Read more…

Sen. Hawley blames Big Tech lobbyists for lack of progress on privacy laws: ‘They’ve gamed the system’

Big tech companies like Google and Facebook have continually abused user privacy, hoarded personal data, and lobbied against federal legislation to rein them in – but all of that could be changing, said Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.  FOX News SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

California attorney general asks court to force Facebook to turn over key documents in privacy probe

California Attorney General Xavier Beccera asked a state court on Wednesday to force Facebook to turn over key documents it has withheld in connection the state’s ongoing investigation into the social-media giant’s privacy practices. Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Full Interview: Edward Snowden On Trump, Privacy, And Threats To Democracy | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams | MSNBC SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve … Read more…

Health privacy advocates worry DeepMind will break its promise not to share health data with Google

DeepMind Health says that it will be absorbed into Google Health, but it still won't be sharing patient health information with its parent company. Its critics remain concerned. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…