Feb 152019
 February 15, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Govt

Tony Romm reports: The Federal Trade Commission and Facebook are negotiating over a multibillion-dollar fine that would settle the agency’s investigation into the social media giant’s privacy practices, according to two people familiar with the probe. The fine would be the largest the agency has ever imposed on a technology [Read More…]

Feb 142019
 February 14, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business

Alfred Ng writes: I’m dribbling a basketball in one hand, with a phone in the other, adjusting the tightness on a pair of Nike’s Bluetooth-connected, self-tying Adapt BB sneakers on my feet. The futuristic shoes, which go on sale for $350 on Feb. 17, alternate between boa constrictor-tight and comfy [Read More…]

Feb 142019
 February 14, 2019  Posted by  Business, Healthcare, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Jacqueline Howard reports: A pair of public health experts has called for Facebook to be more transparent in the way it screens posts for suicide risk and to follow certain ethical guidelines, including informed consent among users. The social media giant details its suicide prevention efforts online and says it [Read More…]