California reveals it is investigating Facebook over privacy practices

Facebook has been under investigation by California officials over its privacy practices for more than a year, the state attorney general Xavier Becerra said on Wednesday, and may now be forced to turn over key documents. In a press conference on Wednesday, Becerra said the attorney general’s office has been investigating since spring 2018 whether … Continue reading California reveals it is investigating Facebook over privacy practices

Fitbit users fear privacy invasion after $2.1bn Google acquisition

Google’s recent acquisition of Fitbit for $2.1bn has left many users worried the tech giant may soon have access to their most intimate health information – from the number of steps they take each day to their breathing patterns, sleep quality or menstrual cycles. Fitbit, founded in San Francisco in 2007, tracks the health data … Continue reading Fitbit users fear privacy invasion after $2.1bn Google acquisition

Dish beats profit estimates on higher pay-TV subscriber addition

Dish Network Corp (DISH.O) posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, as the U.S. satellite TV service provider surprised Wall Street by adding more payTV subscribers.  The company’s pay-TV business added 148,000 subscribers in the second quarter, compared with analysts’ estimates for a loss of 166,000, according to research firm FactSet.  Dish has attempted to … Continue reading Dish beats profit estimates on higher pay-TV subscriber addition