privacy policy

Unroll.me to close to EU users saying it can’t comply with GDPR

Put on your best unsurprised face: Unroll.me, a company that has, for years, used the premise of ‘free’ but not very useful ’email management’ services to gain access to people

Grindr hit with privacy complaint in Europe over sharing user data

The Norwegian Consumer Council has filed a privacy complaint about Grindr, arguing it’s in breach of national and European data protection laws after it emerged the dating app has been sharing 

German court finds fault with Facebook’s default privacy settings

A court in Germany has ruled that Facebook's default privacy settings and some of its terms and conditions breached local laws. The Berlin court passed judgement late last month but the verdict was on

Plex changes its new privacy policy after backlash, clarified it’s not trying to see what’s in your library

Popular media player software maker Plex has had a rough weekend. The company alerted users via email on Friday about an updated privacy policy due to go into effect in September. The new policy would

Dave wants to save you from expensive overdraft fees

Meet Dave: an AI dressed up in a bearsuit that's just launched to save you from the evils of expensive overdraft fees. Hand Dave access to your checking account and the app's machine learning algorith

Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and Mio fitness bands criticized for privacy failings

Several of the most popular fitness wearable makers have been criticized for having obscure and asymmetrical terms and conditions that impinge on Europeans' consumer and privacy rights.

EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer deal faces legal challenge

The European Commission's newly minted data-sharing arrangement with the U.S. -- the EU-US Privacy Shield -- is facing a legal challenge on privacy grounds.

Pokemon Go T&Cs strip users of legal rights

Players of Pokemon Go are not only giving up their right to act like sane human beings in public, as they walk around, zombie-esque, reaching into the phones held in front of their faces, they are als

As FCC considers new broadband privacy rules, report urges wider user data safeguards

A new report from U.S. consumer rights and privacy advocacy group, the Center for Digital Democracy, has set out the case for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tighten data protection rul

Draft Text Of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Deal Fails To Impress The Man Who Slayed Safe Harbor

The draft text of an agreement between the EU and the US to establish a new self-certification framework governing transatlantic data flows aimed at ensuring data protection and privacy compliance whe

Snapchat Responds To Chatter About Privacy Policy Change

Social media rumors were taken far too seriously this weekend, as word spread around the globe that Snapchat’s recent privacy policy update gave the company ownership over user content, which in

National U.S. Privacy Laws Are Needed

Somehow we missed "privacy" from the initial constitutional design and amendments thereafter. This "right" was not endowed to us by our Founding Fathers, and does not make up the conscience of our jur

Apple Blows Up The Concept Of A Privacy Policy

Three years ago, a common human being interested in the privacy policy of a gadget or service it was using was a rare bird. With the revelation that a large amount of the communications and private da

How To Explain Your Privacy Policy And Terms Of Service Changes

Today, I sat down with our own Josh Constine to discuss all of the ruckus having to do with the recent privacy policy and terms of service changes for Instagram and Facebook, which caused a bit of an