• How Private Is iOS 10?

    How Private Is iOS 10?

    Almost lost among the deluge of new features in the upcoming version of iOS Apple touted last week was the company's announcement about privacy.While gathering data about its customers' data usage, it uses a technology called "differential privacy.
  • Airbnb Fights City Hall Over San Francisco Registration Rule

    Airbnb Fights City Hall Over San Francisco Registration Rule

    The new rule requires short-term rental listing services like Airbnb to enforce the law by ensuring that hosts advertising on their websites have registered with the city before posting ads online.The registration system for short-term rental properties -- which Airbnb had supported -- isn't working, notes the company's complaint.
  • Google Transparency Report Shows Government Data Demands Rising

    Google Transparency Report Shows Government Data Demands Rising

    The number of government requests to Google for citizens' personal data rose in the second half of 2015, according to the company's latest Transparency Report, released Monday.government filed the most data requests with Google -- 12,500 -- specifying more than 27,100 users or accounts.
  • Consumer Advocates Bemoan Senate Vote to Lift ISP Privacy Restrictions

    Consumer Advocates Bemoan Senate Vote to Lift ISP Privacy Restrictions

    Senate's Thursday vote to undo privacy restrictions on Internet servoce providers.In a 50-48 party line vote, the Senate approved the Congressional Review Act, S.