Internet Privacy

Chicken Fried Data: Chick-Fil-A Wins Privacy Class Action Lawsuit

Chicken Fried Data: Chick-Fil-A Wins Privacy Class Action Lawsuit

Photo: Sheila Fitzgerald (Shutterstock) While Chick-fil-A served you sandwiches, it also served data to Facebook’s parent company, Meta. Aaccording to a new trial filed Sunday, the fast food chain did so in a way that violated one of the only federal privacy laws in the United States. Chick-fil-A has been releasing bizarre animated videos during …

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This privacy ruling against Facebook and Insta could put an end to targeted ads

This privacy ruling against Facebook and Insta could put an end to targeted ads

Photo: Sergey Yelagin (Shutterstock) European Union privacy regulators have ruled that Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, cannot donate up data for targeted advertising condition of membership in social networksaccording to information published on Tuesday in the the wall street journal and Reuters. The decision threatens to upend the social media giant’s business …

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Lawsuit claims Apple AirTags have 'become the weapon of choice' for stalkers

Lawsuit claims Apple AirTags have ‘become the weapon of choice’ for stalkers

Photo: Apple Two women have filed a class action lawsuit against Apple after claiming their ex used company quartercut Airtag trackers to track them down. The lawsuit, seen by Gizmodo, claims that Apple’s alleged missteps over privacy considerations with AirTags constitute negligence and violate California’s constitutional right to privacy. AirTags, according to the lawsuit, are …

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Apple states that iPhone usage data is anonymous.  New tests say: it's not true

Apple states that iPhone usage data is anonymous. New tests say: it’s not true

Photo: Sukrita Rungroj (Shutterstock) A new test of how Apple brings together usage data from iPhones have noted that the company collects personally identifiable information while explicitly promising not to. The pprivacy policy governing Analysis of Apple devices say it “None of the information collected identifies you personally.” But an analysis of the data sent …

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Apple sued over 'misleading' privacy settings after Gizmodo story

Apple sued over ‘misleading’ privacy settings after Gizmodo story

Photo: LOIC VENANCE / Contributor (Getty Images) Apple is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly harvesting data from iPhone users even when the company’s privacy settings promise not to. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in California federal court, comes days after Gizmodo exclusively reported on research on how multiple iPhone apps send Apple Analytics data, …

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Apple even tracks you with its own privacy protections, study finds

Apple even tracks you with its own privacy protections, study finds

Photo: GREG BAKER / Contributor (Getty Images) For all of Apple’s talk of privacy from your iPhone, the company sucks up a lot of data about you. iPhones have a privacy setting that is supposed to disable this tracking. According to a new report from independent researchers, Apple collects extremely detailed information about you with …

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