Report: Facebook Let Netflix, Spotify Read Users' Private MessagesThe deals helped Facebook gain more users, according to the report, and its partners were able to add new features to their products while effectively avoiding Facebook’s usual privacy rules.
Beyond Facebook: How You're Tracked OnlinePlenty of services such as Uber and Amazon keep detailed histories on you.
Facebook Data Whistleblower Says It's 'Fake News To The Next Level'A Trump-affiliated firm under scrutiny for inappropriately obtaining data on tens of millions of Facebook users created profiling algorithms that "took fake news to the next level," a former employee said.
Minnesota Lawmakers Say Student Information Needs ProtectionLawmakers and data privacy advocates say the digital age means students' private information needs protecting. A group of legislators announced their plans Wednesday to push measures this year protecting data on school-issued iPads and laptops.
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Lawmakers Aim To Update Constitution For Data PrivacyState lawmakers are considering a constitutional amendment that would protect personal data from unreasonable search and seizure without a warrant.
Lawmakers Plan To Limit Police Use Of License Plate DataMinnesota lawmakers are preparing to crack down on how police use license plate readers.
First Step For Minimum Wage As New Laws Kick In Aug. 1 brings a gaggle of new laws for Minnesota, ranging from the little-discussed (such as establishing Cesar Chavez Day in Minnesota every March 31) to the hard-fought (raising the state's minimum wage).
Minn. Lawmakers Wrestle With Privacy Protection Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of cracking down on public employees who abuse their access to citizen data. A measure being negotiated in a House-Senate conference committee would do more to expose and punish data snoopers who improperly use government databases.
Massive Target Breach Could Have Lasting EffectsFallout from Target's pre-Christmas security breach is likely to affect the company's sales and profits well into the new year. The company disclosed on Friday that the massive data theft was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported in December. As a result of the breach, millions of Target customers have become vulnerable to identity theft, experts say. The nation's second largest discounter said hackers stole personal information — including names, phone numbers as well as email and mailing addresses — from as many as 70 million customers as part of a data breach it discovered last month.