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Meta faces large fine from European regulators

Facebook’s parent company Meta is fined $400M for breaking EU data privacy rules. WATCH the ABC News Live Stream Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Ma8oQLmSM SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS:…

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California passes online safety bill aimed at protecting children on the web

The bill would require apps and websites to strengthen their protections for young users. source

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Popular period-tracking apps raise privacy concerns after overturning of Roe v. Wade

OB-GYN Dr. Jessica Shepherd and Senior National Policy Reporter Anne Flaherty discuss the legal implications of using period-tracking apps in some states that have banned…

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Facebook attempts to increase privacy functionality

Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption as a default on its Messenger app. source

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How to easily remove yourself from a conversation on Twitter

The feature, called “Unmentioning,” allows users to control which conversations their mentioned in on Twitter. source

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Abortion executive order ‘setting up a conflict’ with state, federal law: Expert l ABCNL

ABC News’ Gio Benitez spoke with law professor Kimberly Wehle about what protections were granted by President Joe Biden’s executive order focused on abortion access….

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Logging on without a password

New technology called FITO (Fast identity Online) will allow apps and websites to identify users by scans and fingerprints. source

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Privacy advocates raise concerns over phone data if Roe v. Wade overturned

Activists warn apps that track users’ menstrual cycles and location could sell data to third parties who could pass it on to law enforcement. WATCH…

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Explaining the tensions between privacy and the right to know | ABCNL

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with Amy Gajda, author of “Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy,” about the battle between…

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Hackers accessed information from Meta, Facebook’s parent company, and Apple

Hackers pretended to be law enforcement officials and gained access to users’ data. source

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Google to update privacy restrictions

The company said it plans to cut ad trackers on Android devices. source

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IRS ends use of facial recognition technology

The agency will no longer use facial recognition technology as an account verification method due to privacy concerns. source

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Meta shares drop 20% after gloomy earnings report

The parent company of Facebook reported a sharper-than-expected decline in profit. source

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Apple releases software updates to fix security flaws in iPhones and iPads

A major glitch in Apple products allows websites to see a user’s browsing history and other personal data. source

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Meta delays plans for encrypted messaging until 2023

The parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp doesn’t plan to roll out end-to-end encryption until 2023, due to concerns about user safety. source

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Dozens of women sue hospital over hidden cameras

A group of at least 80 women have claimed their privacy was violated in a San Diego, hospital at which hidden cameras allegedly were used…

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Mark Zuckerberg says he’s ‘confident’ about 2020 election

The Facebook CEO said he’s proud of the progress the company has made in combating the spread of misinformation and major privacy breaches since 2016….

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ABC News Live Update: Growing concern over COVID Delta variant

Plus, Amazon’s new Sidewalk feature raises privacy concerns and Chris Harrison steps aside as the face of the “Bachelor” franchise. source

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New Britney Spears documentary brings attention to her conservatorship trial

Britney Spears’ lawyer calls new surveillance allegations a “shameful violation of her privacy rights.” #abcnl #BritneySpears #documentary #conservatorship source

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Amazon workers listened and transcribed commands on ‘Alexa’ device: Report

The online retail giant told ABC News that audio was not stored unless it was triggered by the wake word and “all information is treated…

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