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Prince Harry And Meghan Sue Over Photo of Son at California Home

LOS ANGELES — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sued Thursday to stop the sale and publication of a photo of their son Archie that they say was shot at their Los Angeles-area home in invasion of their privacy. The royal …

Facebook Sweetens Biometric Privacy Accord to $650 Million

Facebook Inc. bowed to a judge’s concerns and proposed increasing its settlement offer to $650 million to resolve claims by users that the company illegally gathered biometric data through a photo-tagging tool. A federal judge had voiced skepticism about whether …

Tennessee Providing Virus Patient Info to First Responders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The names and addresses of Tennesseans who have tested positive for COVID-19 are being provided to first responders, law enforcement and paramedics under a state agreement deemed necessary to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The …

Zoom Sued for Fraud Over Privacy, Security Flaws

Zoom Video Communications Inc. was accused by a shareholder of hiding flaws in its video-conferencing app, part of a growing backlash against security loopholes that were laid bare after an explosion in worldwide usage. In a complaint filed Tuesday in …

Amazon’s Ring Fired Staff for Trying to Access Customer Data

Amazon.com Inc. said its Ring subsidiary fired at least four employees for improperly seeking access to customer data over the last four years, the latest privacy headache for the video doorbell maker it acquired in 2018. “Although each of the …

How’s Your Driving? If You Use an App Insurers Could Be Watching

Apps that let you book a ride to work or borrow a car for your next vacation are feeding into a revolution in auto insurance — while also raising some privacy red flags. Data on everything from how frequently a …

Twitter Blamed for Saudi Spy Hack of Activist Tied to Khashoggi

A Saudi dissident sued Twitter Inc. claiming its failure to tell him about a state-sponsored hack of his account led to government agents discovering his plans for a social media protest with Jamal Khashoggi a few months before the journalist …

Facebook Pays Record $5 Billion to Settle U.S. Privacy Claims

Facebook Inc. agreed to pay a record $5 billion to resolve a U.S. investigation into years of privacy violations, a settlement that increases the board of directors’ responsibility for protecting users’ data while changing little about the company’s lucrative advertising …

Privacy Exclusion Protects Insurer from $60 Million Class Action

A federal judge in Florida has ruled that a policy exclusion for invasion of privacy claims relieved an insurer of any responsibility for a $60 million settlement against a Boca Raton company for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. …

Facebook User Privacy Lawsuits Over Cambridge Analytica Have Legs

There’s no shortage of claims Facebook Inc. violates users’ privacy for profit. Far less common are rulings from U.S. courts finding the company’s practices illegal. A San Francisco federal judge was leaning in that direction Wednesday by indicating he won’t …