Internet privacy News

Alexa, Why Was a Lawsuit Filed Against You?

If Big Brother isn’t watching, maybe his little sister is listening. An international law firm has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon.com Inc., alleging that the company’s Alexa virtual assistant product violated privacy laws in Massachusetts and seven other states …

Emails Suggest CEO Zuckerberg Aware of Facebook’s Privacy Faults, WSJ Reports

Facebook Inc. emails appear to show Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s involvement in discussions about its much criticized privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The newspaper said reporters had not seen …

Internet Privacy Bill Proving Struggle for Congress

Lawmakers drafting a bill to create rules governing online privacy hope to have a discussion draft complete by late May with a Senate committee vote during the summer, but disputes are likely to push that timetable back, according to sources …

Facebook, Twitter Face Lawmakers Over Liability, Privacy, Regulation

The more U.S. lawmakers learn about how Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. work, the more they want to know. In the latest congressional hearings on misinformation and election interference, which featured first-time appearances by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg …

Facebook, Google Amassing of ‘Faceprints’ Facing Legal Challenges

Facebook Inc.’s software knows your face almost as well as your mother does. And like mom, it isn’t asking your permission to do what it wants with old photos. While millions of internet users embrace the tagging of family and …

Judge Nixes Users’ Privacy Class Action Against Facebook

Facebook Inc. defeated a bid for a group lawsuit claiming the company illegally gave its users’ personal information to advertisers, with a judge ruling the plaintiffs didn’t have enough in common to pursue a class action. Facebook users accused the …

EU Court Backs ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ in Ruling Against Google

Google Inc. may be ordered to remove personal information from its search engine after the European Union’s top court paved the way for citizens to have a “right to be forgotten.” “Links and information in the list of results must …

Policing the ‘Dark Side’ of Internet of Things

The futuristic world of self-driving cars, eyeglasses that e-mail and trash cans that call for pickup is running into the old-fashioned pace of doing business in Washington. Companies from Google Inc. to Bayerische Motoren Werke AG are racing into this …

Arch Enhances Healthcare Facility Professional Liability Form

Arch Insurance Group, a member of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has launched a specialized healthcare professional liability product in the U.S called Net Protection PLUS / Regulatory Defense PLUS coverage, which will be available on select Arch Healthcare policies. According …

Hiscox Adds Cyber Crime Protection for Small, Medium-Sized Businesses

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, has added a new cyber crime protection endorsement to its technology privacy cyber portfolio. The cyber crime coverage option provides additional protection against growing exposures related to cyber crime connected to business bank accounts. “Technology …