Blake Masters, J.D. Vance and Mehmet Oz, all Republicans, have a history with the industry that involves uses of consumer data they now criticize.
Facebook’s founder is setting a relentless pace as he pushes his company through a tech transformation during a global economic slowdown.
The breach is “a big black eye” for the Chinese security apparatus, one expert says, exposing the risk of the state’s vast effort to amass citizens’ personal data.
For about $200,000, an unidentified person or group is offering what is described as data on a billion Chinese citizens. A sampling seemed to show the data to be genuine.
Tweets telling women to do that went viral after Roe v. Wade was overturned, but experts say other digital data are more likely to reveal an illegal abortion.
There is so much digital information about us out there that we can’t possibly control it all.
In myth, the cryptocurrency is egalitarian, decentralized and all but anonymous. The reality is very different, scientists have found.
Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.
In a post-Roe America, we’ll bear the costs of letting data collection undermine our liberty.
And happiness isn’t what we think it is, either.
America still doesn’t have a federal data privacy law. But look what we have found — hope!
The social media platforms that hold and shape our attention need to be governed in the public interest.
Machine learning is known for its ability to spot fraudulent credit charges or recognize faces. Now researchers are siccing the technology on viruses.
The Digital Services Act would force Meta, Google and others to combat misinformation and restrict certain online ads. How European officials will wield it remains to be seen.
OpenAI’s GPT-3 and other neural nets can now write original prose with mind-boggling fluency — a development that could have profound implications for the future.
Robert L. Santos, a career statistician, heads an agency in recovery from a tumultuous 2020 census. In an interview, he talks about making the 2030 count better.
Apple and Google are pushing privacy changes, but a shift in digital tracking is giving some platforms a bigger advertising advantage.
The Finnish company played a key role in enabling Russia’s cyberspying, documents show, raising questions of corporate responsibility.
The European Union is expected to finalize the Digital Markets Act, the most sweeping legislation to regulate tech since a European privacy law was passed in 2018.
A growing number of new products allow anyone to apply artificial intelligence without having to write a line of computer code. Proponents believe the “no-code” movement will change the world.
A new state agency has a $10 million budget to regulate Google, Facebook and others. But first it needs to be created.
Some experts are arguing that it’s time for the census to aggressively make use of government data and other sources to augment its own decennial count.
Kurbo by WW, a weight loss app geared toward children, illegally collected data from users as young as 8 without their parents’ consent, the Federal Trade Commission said in a complaint.
No deal is currently on the table, according to two people familiar with the talks, but Cisco could pay more than $20 billion, one said.
The company formerly known as Facebook has hit major turbulence as it suffered its biggest one-day wipeout ever.
An extensive digital privacy law aimed to give internet users more control over their data. Instead, experts say, it’s created “almost a useless exercise.”
Companies have sprouted up to help others navigate the varied laws around the world governing websites.
It’s the most successful video app in the world. Our columnist has obtained an internal company document that offers a new level of detail about how the algorithm works.
This year’s data dump from the streaming music service leaned heavily on contemporary buzzwords and slang — and inspired many, many memes.
Beijing is outmaneuvering the United States and its allies in at least one crucial domain: data.
Our kids are at the mercy of tech companies, with only an outdated law to protect them.
According to Agnieszka Kurant, everything we make — from the systems that oppress us to the inventions that transform us — is the result of a collective.
Ending data extraction is the key to ending surveillance capitalism.
Meta announced changes to its ad-targeting policies, but they will do little to stop campaigns from reaching specific voters.
Tech start-ups are offering new tools to help retailers and entertainment venues be more efficient by counting crowds, tracking foot traffic and following local shopping habits.
Saying it wants “to find the right balance” with the technology, the social network will delete the face scan data of more than one billion users.
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center said American companies need to better secure critical technologies as Beijing seeks to dominate the so-called bioeconomy.
The District of Columbia case, which grew out of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, could expose the chief executive to financial and other penalties.
Frances Haugen, a former Facebook product manager, revealed that she had provided internal company documents to journalists and others.
These spyware apps record your conversations, location and everything you type, all while camouflaged as a calculator or calendar.
Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, has signed off on an effort to show users pro-Facebook stories and to distance himself from scandals.
As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.
Get ready for more random ads online, higher prices and subscriptions galore. But your privacy concerns may still not fade.
The moves may result in a second antitrust lawsuit against Google before the end of the year.
A conservative Catholic media organization, The Pillar, has published several reports claiming the use of dating apps at several churches and the Vatican.
The illusion of privacy is getting harder and harder to maintain.
Fed up with the imbalance between online influencers and brands, Lindsey Lee Lugrin and Isha Mehra created a platform to change that.
A Catholic official’s resignation shows the real-world consequences of practices by America’s data-harvesting industries.
After targeting the ride-hailing platform days after its I.P.O., regulators on Monday moved against more companies that had recently been listed on Wall Street.
Why Google thought twice about restoring your privacy.