TikTok Could Face $29 Million Fine From UK For Failing to Protect Children’s Privacy

TikTok could face a fine of 27 million pounds – about $29 million -- over allegations of violating the United Kingdom’s children’s data privacy protection standards, a U.K. agency said Monday. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) found the video-sharing platform...

Adobe to Purchase Online Design Company Figma in $20 Billion Deal

Adobe Inc announced on Thursday it would buy online design startup Figma for about $20 billion to expand its portfolio of collaboration-focused platforms geared for the hybrid-work era. According to a statement by Adobe, “Adobe and Figma will benefit all...

DuckDuckGo, Other Pro-Privacy Companies Appeal to Congress to Curb Big Tech Excesses

A group of 13 companies urged the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to approve a bill that would rein in giant tech companies like Alphabet's Google and Meta's Facebook. These companies, whose products offer alternatives to those produced by technology giants...
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NIST, Google to Produce Chips for Researchers and Startups

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with Google to develop and produce chips that researchers can use to develop new nanotechnology...

Lawmakers Urge ICE to Stop Use of Facial Recognition, Other Surveillance Technologies

Democratic senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to discontinue its use of facial recognition and other surveillance technologies capable of infringing on personal privacy rights. The lawmakers referenced a report...