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'Tremendous power in the hands of two companies'

A new documentary examines the way in which sites like Google and Facebook can influence people's thoughts through their control of private information.

Film by M.A. Taylor features Jordan Peterson and Peter Schweizer

If you’ve never heard of it, some say, they have you where they want you...

A noted researcher describes 10 ways Google, Facebook, other companies could shift millions of votes in the US midterms

Google opted not to disclose to users its discovery of a bug that gave outside developers access to private data. It found no evidence of misuse.

A documentary trailer released on YouTube Friday aims to expose how Facebook and Google not only exploit nearly every facet of their users’ lives for profit, but how they manipulate them, too.

Google pretends to be the ultimate free public library, when it is actually the ultimate surveillance machine.

Facebook, Google and Microsoft push users away from privacy-friendly options on their services in an "unethical" way, according to a report by the Norwegian Consumer Council.

As digital companies grapple with new data protection laws for consumers in Europe, Facebook has been slammed for a cheap trick it used in an apparent attempt to get users to hastily accept a privacy policy that didn’t comply with the new laws.

Vesselin Popov, a director at the Cambridge University department sucked into the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data scandal, explains how social networks must now reform

Facebook has been fighting for months the perception that it did not do enough to protect people’s privacy.

One of the biggest tech stories of the past week was the abrupt implosion of Facebook’s stock price after it warned investors of slowing growth and profit margins.

The cost of years of privacy missteps finally caught up with Facebook this week, sending its market value down more than $100 billion Thursday in the largest single-day drop in value in Wall Street history.

Sometime soon, Facebook will get in the way of using Facebook for a minute or two. The social network will present a series of dialogs to U.S. users to remind them of their privacy options and give them a chance to change them.

Concern about Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) respect for data privacy is widening to include the information it collects about non-users.

The recent revelations that personal data from about 50 million Facebook users were used by a data analytics firm working for the Trump campaign are making a lot of the social network's users uneasy.

As blowback against Facebook and its business model enters its third week, with netizens railing against the amount and type of personal data the social network has on them, calls for new privacy laws have started growing.

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look.

To make any real progress in advancing data privacy this year, we have to start doing something about Google and Facebook.

LESS THAN A month before tough new European privacy rules take effect, there are growing concerns from regulators, publishers, and privacy watchdogs about the ways that two internet giants—Google and Facebook—plan to implement the regulations.

The contemporary internet was built on a bargain: Show us who you really are and the digital world will be free to search or share.

With Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg getting grilled on Capitol Hill this week about his company’s data-gathering practices, privacy experts are asking a central question: Who let Google off the hook?

Google has been accused in a lawsuit of illegally tracking the movements of millions of iPhone and Android phone users even when they use a privacy setting to prevent it.

Clinton Cash' author exposes big tech in 'The Creepy Line.

In case there's any doubt that Facebook knows a heck of a lot about its users, I decided to become the guinea pig and show you everything Facebook has on me.

Here's how to see everything Facebook knows about you and how to download your own archive of that information.

If you go to Facebook’s Accessing Your Facebook Data page, you can download all the data Facebook has collected on you.

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, went to Capitol Hill this week to explain to members of Congress how the detailed personal information of up to 87 million Facebook users ended up in the hands...