Business Dec 4, 2019

EU to relaunch push to regulate WhatsApp and Skype on privacy

The EU will relaunch its deadlocked effort to more closely regulate internet phone and message services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Messenger, a top bloc official said on Tuesday. The European Union has struggled to revamp privacy and data rules on telecoms since a proposal ...

For banks, data on your spending habits could be a gold mine

Business Dec 3, 2019

For banks, data on your spending habits could be a gold mine

There's a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you: the bank behind your credit or debit card. For years, Google LLC and Facebook Inc. have been showing ads based on your online behavior. Retailers from Amazon.com Inc. ...

Business Dec 3, 2019

Twitter makes global changes to comply with privacy laws

Twitter Inc. is updating its global privacy policy to give users more information about what data advertisers might receive and is launching a site to provide clarity on its data protection efforts, the company said on Monday. The changes, which will take effect on Jan. ...

Google restricts data-sharing for ads under EU privacy pressure

Business / Tech Nov 15, 2019

Google restricts data-sharing for ads under EU privacy pressure

Google said it would make changes to its advertising technology to better protect people's privacy following scrutiny by European Union watchdogs. Starting in February, Google will no longer divulge information to participants in its ad auction about the type of content on a website or ...