Google to stop reading people's Gmail to help sell ads

/ Jun 24, 2017

Google to stop reading people's Gmail to help sell ads

Google is going to stop reading people’s Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.The change, announced Friday, will end a practice that Google has embraced since it introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some ...

Jun 3, 2017

U.S. asks visa applicants for social media handles

The United States has begun asking some would-be visitors applying for visas to provide their identities on social media, among other more vigorous screening methods.A State Department official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said new security procedures had gone into effect on May ...

May 29, 2017

China to implement cybersecurity law from Thursday

China, battling increased threats from cyberterrorism and hacking, will adopt from Thursday a controversial law that mandates strict data surveillance and storage for firms working in the country, the official Xinhua news agency said.The law, passed in November by the country’s largely rubber-stamp parliament, ...

Google linking online and offline worlds in new ad challenge

/ May 28, 2017

Google linking online and offline worlds in new ad challenge

Google is testing a way to tie online ads to brick-and-mortar store purchases, a move that is whetting appetites of marketers but fueling worries over privacy.A product called Google Attribution was unveiled at a marketing conference this month in San Francisco by the internet ...

Hong Kong refugees who aided Snowden facing deportation

/ May 15, 2017

Hong Kong refugees who aided Snowden facing deportation

A group of refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong are facing deportation after the city’s authorities rejected their bid for protection, their lawyer said Monday.The impoverished Philippine and Sri Lankan refugees helped the former National Security Agency contractor evade authorities ...

May 3, 2017

NSA collected Americans' phone records despite change in law

The National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records of Americans’ phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report issued on Tuesday by the top U.S. intelligence officer.The report from the ...