The Viewpoint

You can now download your Apple user data- here’s how


October 23, 2018

As other tech giants face increasing scrutiny over privacy, Apple is continuing to try to position itself as its champion. Apple this week launched a privacy portal for U.S. users. From there, they can now download the data the company has on them, something European users have been able to do sinc...

Disposable credit card numbers provide extra security

Disposable credit card numbers provide extra security

November 28, 2017

By James Rufus Koren Los Angeles Times (TNS) At a time when online credit card fraud seems like a foregone conclusion, here’s one potential solution: Instead of trying to prevent card numbers from being pilfered on the web, simply use numbers you don’t mind being stolen. That’s the pitch from...

Tighter online privacy rules for preteens proposed

Jim Puzzanghera, Jessica Guynn (MCT)

September 15, 2011

WASHINGTON — Many preteens have dived into the expanding worlds of social networks and smartphone apps, but federal rules designed to protect their privacy are still in the era of Web portals and flip phones. Now, regulators want an update. The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday proposed tougher...

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