Apple to Crack Down on Tracking iPhone Users in Early Spring

Apple plans to roll out a new privacy control in the early spring to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. That puts the feature on course to come out after a more than six-month delay aimed at placating Facebook and other digital services that depend on such data surveillance to help sell ads.

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Israeli Company Accused of Spying Can’t Duck Whatsapp Lawsuit

A federal judge in California on Thursday refused to dismiss an Israeli software company from a lawsuit brought by Facebook-owned Whatsapp that claims the company used malware to spy on the messenger service’s users, particularly human rights advocates and journalists.

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Biometric Data

A federal court in Illinois declined to dismiss a class action suit against Kronos brought by employees of companies that use the software and services provider’s biometric-based time clocks. The employees claim Kronos has violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and does not inform them that it is collecting their biometric data. 

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