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Privacy

As gadgets and services get smarter, they need more data, and face the hard problem of keeping it safe. Data privacy has become a huge problem for Google, Facebook, Amazon, and any company using artificial intelligence to power its services — and a major sticking point for lawmakers looking to regulate. Here's all the news on data privacy and how it's changing tech.

Google’s Wing warns new drone laws ‘may have unintended consequences’ for privacy

Your car may be recording more data than you know

A Facebook bug exposed Instagram users’ personal email addresses and birthdays

Facebook’s UK users will lose EU privacy protections next year

Apple launches new App Store privacy labels so you can see how iOS apps use your data

Google and Apple are banning technology for sharing users’ location data

Privacy group files complaint against five online test-proctoring services

Cloudflare and Apple made a new DNS protocol to protect your data from ISPs

Leak left 243 million Brazilians’ medical records and personal info ripe for the picking

This incredible exploit could have let hackers remotely own iPhones without even touching them

A Google Project Zero researcher found a stunning vulnerability

Moscow’s facial recognition system can be hijacked for just $200, report shows

California poised to establish a new privacy regulator with ballot measure win

Go read this hilarious story from the person who found Tony Abbott’s passport number

Go read how Clear plans to infiltrate every part of daily life

A shameful security flaw could have let anyone access your Grindr account

Mozilla wants your help to fix terrible YouTube recommendations

Facebook appealing order by Ireland’s privacy regulator that could halt EU-US data transfers

Portland passes strongest facial recognition ban in the US

You can now download your Twitter data again and see what hackers could’ve nabbed

Apple’s new Over Sharing ad reminds us it really wants to be seen as a privacy protector

Apple delays privacy feature that would let iPhone owners keep ad tracking at bay

Amazon Alexa for Residential will let the voice assistant power apartment complexes

FBI worried Ring and other doorbell cameras could tip owners off to police searches

Swipe left, Elon stans: that Tesla dating app is a joke, for now

Fertility app Premom reportedly shared customer data with Chinese companies

Los Angeles settles Weather Channel lawsuit, lets it keep selling location data to advertisers

Google Chrome will try to stop you from typing into risky text boxes

Secret Service bought access to cellphone location data

Telegram launches one-on-one video calls on iOS and Android

President Trump now has a profile on TikTok rival Triller

Trump gives TikTok a new deadline: 90 days instead of 45

ICE just signed a contract with facial recognition company Clearview AI