Facebook’s data deals with Microsoft, Apple and Amazon under grand jury scrutiny

Facebook’s 150 personal information sharing contracts with tech companies is now under a grand jury scrutiny. Question is can you ever trust Facebook? As per a report by the New York Times, U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal probe into data deals that Facebook Inc entered into with some of the world’s largest tech…

Google win lawsuit against consumer group over its photo sharing and storage policies

The U.S. District ruled in favor of Google since the plaintiffs did not suffer any “concrete injuries.” A U.S. judge threw out a lawsuit filed by consumers against Google on the grounds of lack of “concrete injuries.” A group of consumers had claimed that Google’s photo sharing and storage service violated their privacy. U.S. District…

Trump Administration backs Department of Transportation’s ‘Automated Vehicles 3.0’

Rules that impede the development and deployment of fully autonomous automated vehicles will be revised. As per a document made public on Thursday, the Trump Administration plans to surge ahead and revise safety rules that bar fully automated autonomous vehicles from being on the roads; this includes cars without traditional items such as mirrors, steering…

U.S. Congress has received details on September 2017 hacking attack: Equifax

The update to the U.S. Congress by the credit monitoring firm sees hackers gaining access to 38,000 driver licenses and 3,200 passport details on top of the millions of private information harvested by them in the September 2017 cyber attack. Continuing its disclosures stemming from the cyber security incident which saw hackers gain access to…