It was another black mark on the privacy record of the social network, which also reported its quarterly earnings.
Natasha SingerThis just in from me and @MikeIsaac:
Facebook has agreed to pay more than half a billion dollars to settle a major facial recognition lawsuit in Illinois, the state with the toughest biometric privacy law.
Norwegian research raises questions about whether certain ways of sharing of information violate data privacy laws in Europe and the United States.
Natasha SingerGrindr is transmitting users' unique IDs, app name and precise locations to numerous ad tech companies, essentially broadcasting their sexual orientation to the entire consumer surveillance ecosystem.
A huge new survey shows that tech companies have failed to convince us that data collection is in our best interest.
Natasha SingerMy colleague @fmanjoo covers a new @pewresearch study showing that Americans don't trust companies with their data.
Of course, they don't. Data privacy isn't about privacy. It's about power. Change the plutocratic power asymmetry and trust may go up.
Millions of Flickr images were sucked into a database called MegaFace. Now some of those faces may have the ability to sue.
Natasha SingerA must-read from @kashhill + @Aaron_Krolik on how kids' photos on Flickr got used to train facial recognition -- and the implications for Flickr users in Illinois where the unconsented use of biometric data is a harm in itself and comes with a $$$ fine
The leaders of Californians for Consumer Privacy say they want to amend the law, which goes into effect next year, through a ballot initiative.
Natasha SingerCalifornia has the most comprehensive state consumer privacy law in the U.S.
Now @caprivacy, the group that spearheaded the law, wants to enact even tougher protections — including an independent state privacy agency.
Beeban Kidron says tech giants exert too much leverage over young users and has pushed laws to change that. “It’s little Timmy in his bedroom versus Mark Zuckerberg in his Valley,” she said.
Natasha SingerThis story is not just about an effort by British officials to strengthen children's privacy online.
It's about envisioning an internet that does not subject kids to adult-strength data-mining and nudging.