Browsing Tag:privacy

kid-90-and-the-days-when-even-wild-tv-teens-had-privacy
Sometimes I remember the clunky gadgets of my youth - the boxy Polaroid cameras, the brick-like car phones, the high-pitched answering machines, the pagers that could be tricked into spelling angular all-caps "BOOBS". This was personal technology from the early to mid 1990s, the years before AOL Instant Messenger provided an internet ramp, meaning it was pretty much...
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grindr-is-fined-11-7-million-under-european-privacy-law
The Norwegian Data Protection Agency announced on Monday that it would punish Grindr, the world's most popular gay dating app, 100 million Norwegian kroner, or about $ 11.7 million, for illegally disclosing private information about its users to advertising companies.The agency announced that the app had transmitted the exact locations, user tracking codes and the name of the app...
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whatsapp-delays-privacy-changes-amid-user-backlash
SAN FRANCISCO - WhatsApp said Friday it would delay a scheduled privacy update as Facebook's messaging service tries to stem an exodus of users concerned about the changes.WhatsApp said it would push the changes back to May 15 from Feb. 8 to give users more time to review what was planned.This month WhatsApp announced to its users that it...
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