The majority of consumers say there are benefits to using voice recognition as a form of personal verification, according to a new study. Read more at MediaPost.
Thousands of free apps available in the Google Play store are potentially violating a major federal data-privacy law intended to protect children from online tracking. Read more at Education Week.
Beginning at noon EDT on Monday (April 9), some Facebook users will see one of two messages at the top of their News feed. Both use the header Protecting Your Information, with one focusing on Cambridge Analytica and the other providing… Read More ›
YouTube increasingly has been called an inappropriate video playground for kids, charges that have caused executives to vow reform. Read more at USA Today.
Thanks to Facebook, app permissions have popped back into the public’s consciousness again. Zuckerberg’s do-si-do with Congress showed that people are still genuinely confused about what data their smartphone apps can and can’t access. That’s partly because of app permissions: They’re… Read More ›
A study finds that Android phones aren’t just slow to get patched; sometimes they lie about being patched when they’re not. Read more at Wired.
Privacy watchdogs are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology, which enables the company to identify people based on photos uploaded by their friends. Read more at MediaPost.
For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign spies and criminals could be using to track individual cellphones and intercept calls and messages. Read more… Read More ›
The FCC recently announced that it will finally be opening its Connect America Fund II in June. The fund will be dedicated to disseminating $2 billion dollars over 10 years to support new broadband infrastructure in rural locations across the U.S. Read… Read More ›
The Federal Communications Commission is expected to unveil a proposal Tuesday aimed at blocking Chinese-made wireless equipment from being installed in America’s next-generation data networks. Read more at The Washington Post.