Google to pay $170million in settlement to FTC over YouTube privacy case

Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc, and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. YouTube had been accused of tracking viewers of children’s channels using cookies without parental consent and using those… Read More Google to pay $170million in settlement to FTC over YouTube privacy case

Hurricane Dorian forecasted to strengthen to Category 4 as it heads towards Florida

Hurricane Dorian is forecast to strengthen and become a highly dangerous Category 4 hurricane on Sunday, threatening the Atlantic coast of central and south Florida where authorities canceled some commercial flights on Thursday and planned precautions at rocket launch sites along the Space Coast. Spurred on by warm late-summer waters, Dorian is predicted to pack… Read More Hurricane Dorian forecasted to strengthen to Category 4 as it heads towards Florida

Apple to quit default practice of retaining Siri recordings

Apple Inc on Wednesday said it would quit its default practice of retaining audio recordings of the requests users make to its Siri personal assistant and limit human review of what audio it does collect to its own employees rather than contractors. The changes come after Apple earlier this month paused a program called Siri… Read More Apple to quit default practice of retaining Siri recordings

Facebook introduces tighter rules for U.S. political advertisers ahead of 2020 presidential election

Facebook Inc is tightening its political ad rules in the United States, it said on Wednesday, requiring new disclosures for its site and photo-sharing platform Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November 2020. The social media giant is introducing a ‘confirmed organization’ label for U.S. political advertisers who show government-issued credentials to demonstrate… Read More Facebook introduces tighter rules for U.S. political advertisers ahead of 2020 presidential election

Twenty-five dead, thirteen injured following arson attack on bar in Mexico

At least 25 people were killed in an arson attack by suspected gang members on a bar in the southeastern Mexican port of Coatzacoalcos late on Tuesday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, in a fresh blow to his efforts to curb violence. Calling the attack horrendous, Lopez Obrador told a regular morning news conference… Read More Twenty-five dead, thirteen injured following arson attack on bar in Mexico