Twitter details security upgrades

(Sep 25, 2020) In a blog post, Twitter Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal and Data Protection Officer Damien Kieran wrote about the social media platform's efforts to b... Read More

TikTok data protection questions persist in US, Australia

(Sep 22, 2020) Fox Business reports skepticism remains as to whether the U.S. TikTok partnership between Read More

Instagram hit with class-action over camera access

(Sep 21, 2020) A class-action suit has been filed against Facebook's Instagram over alleged invasion of privacy related to unauthorized access to mobile device cameras, Law... Read More

TikTok, WeChat push off US ban deadlines

(Sep 21, 2020) The Verge reports TikTok and WeChat both managed to delay pending U.S. operat... Read More

Op-ed: The privacy impacts of augmented reality

(Sep 21, 2020) In an op-ed for Slate, Common Sense Media Policy Director Joseph Jerome, CIPP/US, breaks down the potential privacy pitfalls associated with Facebook's Proje... Read More

Twitter vows to bolster safeguards before November election

(Sep 18, 2020) CNET reports Twitter announced plans to increase protections on high-profile accounts leading up to the November U.S. presidential election. Accounts belongi... Read More

US announces halt on TikTok, WeChat downloads

(Sep 18, 2020) The Department of Commerce announced the U.S. will prohibit users from downloading TikTok or WeChat applications after Sept. 20. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur... Read More

US lawmakers question Oracle's TikTok deal

(Sep 16, 2020) Reuters reports members of U.S. Congress are pressing for answers regarding Oracle's Read More

Unpacking US national security review of TikTok deal

(Sep 15, 2020) The Wall Street Journal reports on what to expect with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. review of Read More

Chinese database leaks foreign surveillance data on 2.4M

(Sep 15, 2020) Vice reports the personal details of approximately 2.4 million individuals from various countries have been leaked from a database owned by Chinese technolog... Read More