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Facebook has  confirmed that it had been transcribing users’ audio but said it will no longer do so. Photograph: PA

Facebook risks another spat with European Union privacy watchdogs following reports the social-media giant paid contractors to transcribe clips of aud(...)

Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg  testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in April 2018. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

As Democrats reeled from Donald Trump’s shock victory in the 2016 US presidential election, thoughts soon turned to who could take on the Republican p(...)

Users can turn off storing audio data to their Google account completely, or choose to auto-delete data after every three months or 18 months, said Google. File photograph: Getty

Apple and Google have globally suspended reviewing recordings from users interacting with their voice assistants, as concerns over data privacy mount.(...)

Mark Zuckerburg said the company was undertaking ‘major structural changes’. Photograph: Getty

Facebook has agreed to pay more than $5 billion (€4.48 billion) to settle its cases with US regulators over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The(...)

The Apple Watch was initially positioned as a luxury, but it soon became clear that its true appeal was functional. Photograph: AP

When I went swimming in my local pool this week, my Apple Watch tracked not only my time on each lap, but my heart rate throughout. Then I rode a Lime(...)

Andreas Mundt:  his agency ruled in February that Facebook had broken the country’s law and demanded that it stop automatically sharing data among the services it owns, such as Instagram and WhatsApp, or websites that use its ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons. Photograph: Jann Höfer/New York Times

Germany’s top antitrust enforcer, Andreas Mundt, recently asked a room full of lawyers, academics and regulators to imagine a wall filled with their p(...)

Facebook’s foray into banking via the creation of a crypto currency could be the last throw of the disruptive dice: there are few profit streams left for tech to usurp. File photograph: The New York Times

Facebook’s $5 billion (€4.4 billion) fine from the US regulator sounds like a lot but will barely dent its quarterly cash flow, let alone its annual p(...)

Willie Walsh, CEO, IAG, said he ‘will defend the airline’s position vigorously’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Surprised and disappointed” probably weren’t the very first words that sprang to Willie Walsh’s mind when he heard British Airways was to be hit with(...)

Beneath a mesh, looking like a giant golden jellyfish, more than 300 gold-upholstered seats of the CJEU filled up long before 9am with lawyers, law students and observers.

It was a full house on Tuesday morning in the cavernous main chamber of Luxembourg’s Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Beneath a mesh, l(...)

Counsel for Facebook, the US federal government and tech industry groups warned the court that invalidating the main legal instrument used for Facebook’s EU-US data transmissions would have huge knock-on effects for European businesses and citizens.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has asked Europe’s highest court to invalidate Facebook’s main transatlantic data transmission channel, c(...)

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