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 ...

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 ...

U.S. Congress panels probe whether Russia got Facebook data: sources

Business Apr 6, 2018

U.S. Congress panels probe whether Russia got Facebook data: sources

Investigators on two congressional panels are looking into whether Russia acquired the data of millions of Facebook users and if companies with ties to then-2016 Republican election candidate Donald Trump's campaign played any role in providing it, three sources familiar with the inquiries said. On ...