Big brother in big tech

Tech companies have made user privacy and security a focus with heightened consumer awareness and scrutiny from the authorities

The hottest trend in tech is not tech. It is privacy.

In the past two weeks, the chief executives of Google and Facebook - two tech companies that frequently track our digital habits - have made protecting user data the central theme in their conference speeches.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2019, with the headline 'Big brother in big tech'. Subscribe