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US warns Facebook on privacy in WhatsApp mega deal

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 09:57

US regulators warned Facebook about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging service set to be acquired by the social network for a whopping USD 19 billion.

US warns Facebook on privacy in WhatsApp mega deal

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 06:43

US regulators warned Facebook about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging service set to be acquired by the social network for a whopping USD 19 billion.

France fines Google over data privacy

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 01:18

France`s data protection watchdog has fined Google 150,000 euros after the U.S. search engine ignored a three-month ultimatum to bring its practices on tracking and storing user information in line with local laws.

Android flashlight app `deceives` millions of users

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 12:39

Millions of Android users have been "deceived" by a developer, who gathered their personal data through free flashlight app, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said.

Google's privacy policy breaches Data Protection Act: Dutch DPA

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 18:11

When contacted, a Google spokesperson said the company's privacy policy "respects European law and allows us to create simpler, more effective services."

Facebook stresses posts on site can be used as ads

Last Updated: Saturday, November 16, 2013, 14:53

Facebook has reportedly made official changes to its privacy policy, stressing that what a user posts on the social networking site can be used as advertisements.

Facebook defends move to ease privacy policy for teen users

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 15:37

Facebook defending its decision of easing its privacy policy for teen users has reportedly claimed that teenagers are `experts` at controlling who they share their online content with.

How to avoid misuse of your smartphone`s location sharing feature

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 17:02

Since smartphones have turned into the government`s alleged `snoop-op` targets, it is highly important to turn off the device`s location sharing functions for a stricter privacy.

Facebook eases privacy policies for teen users

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 14:41

Facebook has reportedly eased the privacy policies for its young users by allowing them to share more information with the general public and have control on how much they want to share.

FTC evaluates Facebook`s updates to key privacy policies

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 14:25

The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly analyzing whether Facebook`s changes to two key privacy policies comply with a 2011 agreement between the agency and the social media giant.

Facebook closes comment period on `key` policy updates

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 11:24

Social networking site Facebook has closed its comment period on proposed changes to key user policies, explaining how it uses consumer data.

Facebook `needs more time` to review new privacy policy

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 13:16

Facebook has reportedly delayed launching its new privacy policy, which was due to take effect on September 5 and cited that it needs more time to review the changes.