The world’s biggest Web companies are lining up at the courtroom of a California federal judge whose rulings could further inflame the widening debate over online privacy and how the Internet giants use personal data.
Delta Air Lines Inc. was sued over claims its mobile phone application “Fly Delta” violates the California’s Internet privacy law because it doesn’t describe what personal information is being collected and how it will be used, state Attorney General Kamala Harris said.
The U.S. Senate will vote in the coming week on a bipartisan committee’s $1.01 trillion budget agreement following its approval by the House. The proposal doesn’t touch Democrat-favored entitlement programs or corporate-tax breaks that Republicans want to protect.
The U.S. Senate will vote this week on a bipartisan committee’s $1.01 trillion budget agreement following its approval by the House. The proposal doesn’t touch Democrat-favored entitlement programs or corporate-tax breaks that Republicans want to protect.
During its first four years, Berlin- based Posteo e.K. struggled to find customers for its secure e- mail service. That changed in June, when U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that his former employer monitored phones and e-mails worldwide. In the past six months, Posteo has tripled the subscribers of its 1-euro-per- month ($1.37) encryption service, to more than 30,000.
Apple Inc., Google Inc. and other technology companies are gearing up to bring their fight over U.S. surveillance to Congress after President Barack Obama offered no specific proposals on their central request: to tell customers more about what the government is doing.
European Union data-protection rules, which have triggered probes of online companies including Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., need revamping to meet the needs of Internet users and give them more control over personal data.
When Facebook Inc. recently lifted its restriction on public posts by teenagers, some privacy scholars applauded the move as a win for parents -- offering them a chance to teach their children about digital accountability. They may be overstating the case, however. If information and communication technologies aren’t designed to help users -- especially younger ones -- guard their information, appeals to good judgment and discipline won’t go very far.