Your Privacy Round Up—April

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

19 April 2018

We all know that it’s important to stay informed, especially when it comes to things like online security. But with so much information to take in, it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on in the privacy world.

That’s why we’re bringing you a monthly round-up of the biggest privacy news—the stuff you really shouldn’t miss.

Check out the privacy headlines this month—and stay informed.

Grindr accused of sharing personal data with third parties

Dating app Grindr found itself under fire this month after Norwegian research group SINTEF revealed that the HIV status of the app’s users was being sent to Apptimize and Localytics, two app optimization services, without users’ express consent.

Russia blocks millions of IP addresses to curb use of Telegram app

The country’s internet watchdog is said to have blocked up to 16 million IP addresses to enforce a ban on the Telegram messaging app, which is popular among Russia’s elite and political classes.

California Net Neutrality bill survives first vote

Senate Bill 822, a state bill designed to replace the FCC’s abandoned Net Neutrality rules, made it through its first vote as the state’s Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee voted 8-3 in favour.

Facebook to follow new EU privacy rules first in Europe, then across the globe

Facebook is overhauling its privacy settings in accordance with the incoming European General Data Protection Regulation—and is complying with these new rules not just in the EU, but globally.

We’ll bring you another privacy round up at the end of next month.

Until then, stay safe online.

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