• Lawsuit Claims Hipster App Violated Privacy Laws

    Image-sharing mobile app Hipster did not legally acquire iPhone users’ private data and address books, a class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges. The complaint asserts that free...

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  • WhatsApp Violated Privacy Laws, Regulators Allege

    Mobile app WhatsApp breaches privacy regulations through its methods of acquiring and disclosing personal information, such as obtaining non-user phone numbers, regulators allege. The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Dutch Data Protection Authority...

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  • Internet Activists Fight For More Online Privacy

    More than 40 media and internet activist organizations and dozens of individuals signed an open letter to Skype and its parent Microsoft Corp. asking for release of periodic transparency reports about the confidentiality of Skype conversations and...

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  • Google Sued Over Buzz — Again

    It has been over a year since Google announced preliminary approval of an $8.5 million settlement that ended a class action over its Google Buzz — a Gmail addition intended to turn the email service into a...

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