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As gadgets and services get smarter, they need more data, and face the hard problem of keeping it safe. Data privacy has become a huge problem for Google, Facebook, Amazon, and any company using artificial intelligence to power its services — and a major sticking point for lawmakers looking to regulate. Here's all the news on data privacy and how it's changing tech.

Citizen CEO offered to personally fund LA arson manhunt — for the wrong person

Senators roll out bipartisan data privacy bill

Here’s Anker’s apology after 712 Eufy customers had camera feeds exposed to strangers

Amazon extends ban on police use of its facial recognition software ‘until further notice’

Google Photos is adding a locked folder for your private images

Server glitch allowed Eufy owners to see through other 比特币官网交易平台homes’ cameras

Go read this look at how Clubhouse’s blocking system is problematic

Venmo shows who you’re friends with even if you’re Joe Biden

How to use iOS 14.5’s new app tracking blocker

Apps will have to ask your permission to track you during installation

WhatsApp relaxes deadline for accepting its new privacy policy

Amazon wants to make sure drivers who don’t work for the company are well-groomed and nice online

Go read this investigation into the online slander industry and who’s making money on it

Lawmakers propose ban on police buying access to Clearview AI and other data brokers

Samsung wants to make sure nobody’s tracking you with its SmartTags

Facebook is making it easier to export text posts

Nobody is flying to join Google’s FLoC

Brave, Vivaldi, Edge, and Mozilla are all out

Detroit man sues police for wrongfully arresting him based on facial recognition

Clubhouse CEO says user data was not leaked, contrary to reports

DuckDuckGo promises to block Google’s latest ad-tracking tech — if Google allows it

Signal is testing a payments feature that lets you send cryptocurrency to friends

Google is limiting which apps can see everything else you have installed

Privacy and ads in Chrome are about to become FLoCing complicated

Google is forging ahead with its third-party cookie replacement technology

Twitter will set up a legal entity in Turkey to comply with controversial social media law

Facebook is working on a version of Instagram for kids under 13

TikTok will no longer let people opt out of personalized ads

California bans ‘dark patterns’ that trick users into giving away their personal data

Companies can silently reroute your texts to hackers, sometimes for just $16

Judge rules Google has to face lawsuit that claims it tracks users even in Incognito mode

PSA: T-Mobile will start sharing customer info with advertisers unless you opt out

How to block ad tracking on your iPhone

Google promises it won’t just keep tracking you after replacing cookies

New AI ‘Deep Nostalgia’ brings old photos, including very old ones, to life

It seems like a nice idea in theory but it’s a tiny bit creepy as well