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Privacy

As gadgets and services get smarter, they need more data, and face the hard problem of keeping it safe. Data privacy has become a huge problem for Google, Facebook, Amazon, and any company using artificial intelligence to power its services ¡ª and a major sticking point for lawmakers looking to regulate. Here's all the news on data privacy and how it's changing tech.

Apple¡¯s new parental controls on iOS can be bypassed

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How to turn your iPhone¡¯s location tracking on or off

YouTube calls for ¡®more clarity¡¯ on the FTC¡¯s child privacy rules

Facebook tells US attorney general it won¡¯t remove encryption from its messaging apps

Incognito mode in Google Maps for iOS is rolling out now

The US, like China, has about one surveillance camera for every four people, says report

Apple explains why the iPhone 11 is requesting location data without permission

TikTok settles children¡¯s data lawsuit one day after it was filed

Congress is split over your right to sue Facebook

Facebook launches new market research app after shutting down its controversial VPN service

Facebook and Twitter data was exposed to developers through app store bug

YouTube¡¯s new kids¡¯ content system has creators scrambling

Brave 1.0 launches, bringing the privacy-first browser out of beta

Border officials can¡¯t have ¡®boundless¡¯ access to search devices, court rules

Microsoft vows to ¡®honor¡¯ California¡¯s sweeping privacy law across entire US

Secret consumer score: what Airbnb, Yelp, and more are doing with your data

Facebook isn¡¯t complying with privacy probe, California attorney general says

Apple¡¯s new privacy pages are easier to read and look way better

Democrats propose new federal agency to fight back against tech privacy scandals

Hackers hijacked the capital¡¯s surveillance cameras days before Trump¡¯s inauguration and said it was easy

Amber Baldet on what blockchain technology can do for us beyond cryptocurrency

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How to delete your Siri history in iOS 13.2

A company that sold encrypted phones was run by crime lords

Twitter admits that it showed more ads to less popular users

In Hong Kong, protesters fight to stay anonymous

Ron Wyden wants Facebook to ¡®mind your own business¡¯ with new privacy bill

Nest is getting ready for the smart home¡¯s Cambridge Analytica moment

Instagram¡¯s latest security feature lets you better manage third-party app permissions

Apple¡¯s Tencent privacy controversy is more complicated than it looks

It¡¯s about the tension between online threats and privacy

The reflections in a pop star¡¯s eyes told a selfie stalker exactly how to find her

Smart TVs are data-collecting machines, new study shows

FBI violated Americans¡¯ privacy by abusing access to NSA surveillance data, court rules