Russia orders Tinder dating app to share user data on demand

Business Jun 4, 2019

Russia orders Tinder dating app to share user data on demand

Russia said Monday it had added the popular dating app Tinder to a list of entities obliged to hand over user data and messages to law enforcement agencies on demand, including the main successor agency to the Soviet-era KGB. Roskomnadzor, Russia's telecoms and media regulator, ...

New York probing Facebook on gathering of intimate data from apps: source

Business Mar 1, 2019

New York probing Facebook on gathering of intimate data from apps: source

New York regulators are probing Facebook's gathering of intimate consumer data such as menstrual cycles and body weight through smartphone applications, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday. Facebook, meanwhile, confirmed it had received a letter from New York state's Department of Financial Services ...

Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Business / Tech Jan 31, 2019

Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. The tech blog TechCrunch reported late Tuesday that Facebook paid about $20 a month to users of the Facebook Research app. While Facebook ...

Vietnam forces Facebook and Google to pick privacy or growth

Business Jun 28, 2018

Vietnam forces Facebook and Google to pick privacy or growth

Vietnam's new cybersecurity law could force Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Facebook Inc. to choose between access to one of Asia's fastest-growing digital economies and protecting their users' privacy. The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1 after the National Assembly passed it this month, requires ...

U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over data sharing with Chinese firms

Asia Pacific Jun 7, 2018

U.S. lawmakers press Facebook over data sharing with Chinese firms

Facebook Inc. faced criticism Wednesday from Republican and Democratic lawmakers who demanded that the social media company be more forthcoming about data it has shared with four Chinese firms. The bipartisan criticism reflects rising frustration in Congress about how Facebook protects the privacy of the ...