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NSA violated privacy rules thousands of times, audit finds

Transgressions ranged from serious legal violations to typos that led to unintended data collection, according to documents supplied to The Washington Post.

By Aug. 15, 2013


Privacy group to appeal Ireland's Facebook audit

A Europe-based group campaigning for better privacy protection on Facebook says it will take the Irish government to court over what it considers a half-baked audit.

By Dec. 4, 2012


Mozilla gets lucky, settles IRS audit for $1.5M

After the U.S. government initiated a 2008 inquiry into the millions of dollars Mozilla made in its partnership with Google, the case is finally closed.

By Nov. 6, 2012


Apple fires supplier after audit uncovers underage workers

The iPhone maker found 74 underage workers at one company and then reported the labor agency to local authorities, according to Apple's latest Supplier Responsibility report.

By Jan. 24, 2013


Apple agrees to pollution audit in China, report says

A joint audit of pollution controls at an unnamed Chinese supplier's factories is part of Apple's interest in raising supply-chain standards, the Financial Times reports.

By Apr. 16, 2012


Facebook: Changes to come following Irish privacy audit

Facebook says it's making a number of changes to its European site over the next six months following an audit by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

By Dec. 21, 2011


Virtual building audit spots energy savings

FirstFuel crunches utility and weather data to build a profile of commercial building energy use and offer recommendations to improve efficiency by 10 percent.

By Sep. 22, 2011


FLA-led Foxconn audit finds violations, fixes promised

The first report on Foxconn's Chinese factories from the Fair Labor Association says the Apple manufacturer violated standards in working hours and compensation, but plans to make changes to fix those things.

By Mar. 29, 2012


Audit finds PG&E smart meters accurate

However, the utility's customer service is faulty, according to an independent review of the controversial yet pioneering smart-meter program.

By Sep. 2, 2010


Time for an audit of Microsoft's 'Apple Tax'

The software maker returns to one of its favorite anti-Apple attacks, this time with an April 15 theme. However, CNET News' Ina Fried says if she were the IRS, she'd audit this return.

By Apr. 9, 2009