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Facebook employees had unfettered access to hundreds of millions of users’ unencrypted passwords for years

Another day, another massive privacy scandal at Facebook — this time, around unencrypted passwords.

Apple just released a 45-second video on why you should care about your smartphone’s privacy

"If privacy matters in your life, it should matter to the phone your life is on," Apple says in the new privacy-focused ad.

Facebook is reportedly under criminal investigation over deals that gave Apple, Amazon, and other companies access to user data

Facebook is under criminal investigation over deals that it allowed partners to access user data — and not always with consent.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook to pivot to privacy. But Facebook is also quietly lobbying against laws giving users more control of their data...

Facebook has been lobbying against EU laws which would force companies to get consent from users before accessing data from their private messages.
Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

The most important things to know about Mark Zuckerberg’s 3,200-word plan to refocus Facebook on privacy

Zuckerberg said Facebook would begin by making messages encrypted by default, and automatically deleting them after a period of time.
Mark Zuckerberg standing on the Great Wall of China in March 2016.

It looks like Facebook is giving up on its years-long effort to bring its social network to China

Facebook has been working to expand business in China, but Mark Zuckerberg's new note on privacy suggests that Facebook won't build data centers there

Mark Zuckerberg paints a biting contrast between Facebook and Apple on privacy, saying his company has sacrificed business to protect users

Facebook won't open data centers in countries with poor human-rights records, Zuckerberg said, drawing an implicit comparison with Apple.
Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook says it will move to encrypted, auto-deleting messages — and warns that some countries might decide to ban it

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook wants to be a "privacy-focused communications platform" — despite all its privacy scandals.
Apple says it keeps a list of locations you've visited "to learn places that are significant to you."

Your iPhone keeps a detailed list of every location you frequent — here’s how to delete your history and shut the feature off for good

The little-known "Significant Locations" list tracks everywhere you've been and how often you go there. But there's a way to delete your history.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook commissioned a study that shows people don’t trust the internet

The Facebook study showed that new privacy laws in the EU have eased data protection fears.