A Facebook bug has been discovered which allows the social media giant’s app to access the iPhone camera as a user scrolls through their feed.
Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is more trusted by the UK public than Facebook, a new survey suggests.
The head of Google’s devices division has admitted he tells visitors he has smart speakers in his home before they enter the building.
Google has added the ability for users to delete audio data from their account using voice commands for the first time, as part of a number of privacy updates.
Amazon has announced a wave of new virtual assistant-powered devices – including a pair of earphones and glasses – despite ongoing concerns about the privacy of those who use its smart helper, Alexa.
Facebook’s range of video-calling Portal devices are to go on sale in the UK for the first time, the company has announced.
Google’s video site YouTube has been fined 170 million US dollars (£139 million) to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent.
Facial recognition has not been in use around the King’s Cross area of London since March 2018, the site’s developers have claimed.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said he believes the company should have split into different divisions years ago, as he called for greater competition among big tech firms.
Apple has announced it will no longer retain audio recordings of interactions with Siri by default following a company review into privacy protections around the virtual assistant.
Facebook is launching its first pop-up cafes aimed at encouraging users to personalise their privacy settings.
Facebook is to open a number of pop-up cafes around the UK as part of a scheme to encourage social network users to run privacy check-ups.
The UK data and privacy watchdog has said it is launching an investigation into the use of facial recognition cameras in the King’s Cross area of central London.
Facebook is updating the privacy settings for Groups on the social network, in a move the firm says will better clarify how the feature works.
Apple has suspended the practice of having human contractors listen to Siri recordings after concerns were raised about user privacy.
A taxi boss who sent headhunting letters to “hundreds” of city drivers has defended his actions, saying he has not broken the law.
The UK’s data watchdog has said it is “considering” concerns raised about the FaceApp service over potential privacy issues.
Taxi drivers in Dundee are furious after the council allegedly handed out their personal details to a firm attempting to poach them.
Amazon has defended its new partnership with the NHS, insisting it takes customer privacy seriously.
Apple boss Tim Cook has said the company’s new privacy features are about helping users, and not a criticism of firms such as Facebook.