Senator Ron Wyden has drafted a data privacy bill which proposes sweeping changes to data laws to make data more transparent and accessible, aiming to give customers more control over the sharing or selling of their data.
Researchers at the University of Geneva in Switzerland have proposed a plan to use ultra-hot and ultra-short laser beams to punch through cloud layers and transmit information from satellites to Earth.
If you want more control over how Twitter sucks up data, then a new feature rolled out for the app on October 3 has your back. Called Data Saver, it prevents videos from auto-playing and loads lower-resolution images.
Mobile retailer Dixons Carphone has admitted a massive data breach which has exposed payment details of 5.9 million people, and the accounts of 10 million. Dixons says no fraudulent activity has been recorded.
Apple quietly updated its developer guidelines to ban developers from selling data collected from an iPhone users contacts app -- a practice similar to what landed Facebook in hot water with Cambridge Analytica.
A New York Times journalist recently took a look at just how much Facebook knew about him, and was horrified by the answer. So how much do other popular tech companies know about their users? In the case of Apple, not that much.
As the fallout of data firm Cambridge Analytica continues, a U.K. data privacy watchdog group has ordered that the company cede all of the personal information it collected from an American professor back to him.
After stealing data from 87 million Facebook users, Cambridge Analytica wants to help you protect your own personal data by selling it back to you with its own cryptocurrency. The firm has been exploring the use of blockchain for this.
Last week, the lead consumer technology reporter for the New York Times, Brian Chen, downloaded his Facebook data, with terrifying results. 500 advertisers had his contact information, and he couldn't delete much of this data.
Data collected from the Apple Watch has been used as evidence in an Australian murder trial, where it provides a chilling timeline of the murder victim's last moments, and may end up being instrumental in the killer's conviction.
Google's Project Fi has long charged $10 per 1GB of data, but that's changing. Now, if you use more than 6GB of data, you'll still only pay $60 for that data, which equates to a standard unlimited data plan.
We're all used to the tech business model that gives us 'free' access to services in exchange for our data. But could that same trade be applied to other aspects of our life, too? Welcome to the zero-dollar future.