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Fashion retailer H&M says data protection breaches unacceptable

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FILE PHOTO: The H&M clothing store is seen in Times Square, New York, Nov. 15 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo STOCKHOLM/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Fashion retailer H&M (HMb.ST) said on Saturday that data security breaches found at its German unit were unacceptable and it was cooperating with the local data protection supervisory......
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Apple rejects claims it did not provide assistance in Pensacola shooting probe

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FILE PHOTO: An Apple logo is seen at an Apple store as pre-Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday shopping accelerates at the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 22, 2019. REUTERS/Mark Makela (Reuters) – Apple Inc on Monday said it rejects “the characterization that Apple has not......
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‘Do Not Sell My Info’: U.S. retailers rush to comply with California privacy law

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retailers including Walmart Inc will add “Do Not Sell My Info” links to their websites and signage in stores starting Jan. 1, allowing California shoppers to understand for the first time what personal and other data the retailers collect, sources said. Others like Home Depot will......
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‘Do Not Sell My Info’: U.S. retailers rush to comply with California’s new privacy law

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retailers including Walmart Inc will add “Do Not Sell My Info” links to their websites and signage in stores starting Jan. 1, allowing California shoppers to understand for the first time what personal and other data the retailers collect, sources said. FILE PHOTO: Walmart’s logo is......
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Amazon’s Ring cameras are vulnerable to hackers, lawsuit in U.S. claims

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and its Ring home security camera unit have been sued by an Alabama homeowner who said the cameras’ defective design leaves purchasers vulnerable to cyberattacks. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal......
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Facebook, privacy activist Schrems battle nears end on Dec. 19

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems’ seven-year battle against Facebook reaches a crucial point on Dec. 17 when an adviser to Europe’s top court will issue his view on whether tools used by companies to transfer data abroad are legal or not. FILE PHOTO: Facebook logos are seen......
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U.S. senators threaten Facebook, Apple with encryption regulation

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. senators grilled Apple Inc and Facebook Inc executives over their encryption practices on Tuesday and threatened to regulate the technology unless the companies make encrypted user data accessible to law enforcement. FILE PHOTO: Facebook logos are seen on a mobile phone in this picture illustration......
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Walmart favors ‘reasonable controls’ over collection and use of personal data

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) for the first time on Wednesday revealed the breadth of customer information it collects as it came out in favor of consumers having “reasonable controls” with regard to collection, use and sharing of personal data. FILE PHOTO: Walmart shopping carts are seen on the......
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U.S. judge disqualifies Huawei lawyer from fraud, sanctions case

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(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday disqualified James Cole, a Washington lawyer for China’s Huawei, from defending the telecommunications equipment maker against charges of bank fraud and sanctions violations. FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal......
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Exclusive: White House considered kicking Huawei out of U.S. banking system: sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration considered banning China’s Huawei from the U.S. financial system earlier this year as part of a host of policy options to thwart the blacklisted telecoms equipment giant, according to three people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A Huawei company logo is pictured at......

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