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US Judge Dismisses New Mexico Privacy Claims Against Google

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A U.S. district judge has dismissed New Mexico’s privacy claims against Google over privacy concerns, but New Mexico’s top prosecutor vowed Monday to continue the legal fight to protect child privacy rights. The judge concluded in a …

Facebook Sues Over Deceptive Ads Linked to Coronavirus Scams

Facebook Inc. sued the founder of a software company for running deceptive advertisements on its social-media platforms, including links to investment scams and bogus information about the coronavirus pandemic. Basant Gajjar’s “LeadCloak” software, designed to circumvent automated review systems in …

Uber’s Introduction of Dashboard Cameras Raises Privacy Worries

Uber Technologies Inc. is adding video and audio recording for more trips — a move designed to make the service safer and help settle disputes, but which has triggered privacy concerns about the personal information the ride-hailing giant collects. Uber …

Advances in Smart Home Tech Raise Privacy Concerns

One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you change channels. Internet-connected “smarts” are creeping into cars, refrigerators, thermostats, toys and just about everything else in your home. …

Risk Managers’ Top Concern is Privacy When it Comes to Using Drones

When it comes to commercial drones usage, 61 percent of risk managers are concerned about the potential for invasion of privacy, according to a 2017 survey conducted by Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re, US) during the Risk Management Society …