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Digiday
6 months ago
EU data protection

'Dragging on for too long': Ad execs sound off on the beginning of the end of third-party cookies in Google's Chrome

Google is disabling third-party cookies for 1% of its Chrome users worldwide, affecting 32 million users.
Ad executives are divided on the impact of this change on digital advertising. [ more ]
TeachPrivacy
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Kafka in the Age of AI and the Futility of Privacy as Control

Kafka's work suggests that empowering individuals is not the solution to protecting privacy in the age of AI.
Privacy laws based on individual control may not effectively address the power dynamics and vulnerabilities created by digital technologies. [ more ]
SFGATE
6 months ago
SF real estate

A Victorian Where?! This Contemporary $2.4M Estate Is a Lucky Draw in the Las Vegas Area

Located in a leafy and guard-gated community, this Las Vegas home features a contemporary Victorian style.
The home includes high ceilings, stately brick walls, a wine cellar, and a resort-style backyard with a pool and outdoor kitchen. [ more ]
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WSOC TV
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

A group representing TikTok, Meta and X sues Ohio over new law limiting kids' use of social media

Tech trade group sues Ohio over law requiring parental consent for social media use by children.
The law is being challenged as unconstitutional, impeding free speech, and overbroad and vague. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Why experts are concerned about Meta's new Link History feature

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is launching a new feature called Link History that tracks and stores the links clicked by users within the Facebook mobile app.
Every link a user clicks will be tracked and accessible to users, potentially for targeted advertising purposes, unless they opt out.
Critics are concerned about privacy implications and the lack of transparency regarding how user data is used across Meta's companies and advertising activities. [ more ]
Cult of Mac
6 months ago
Digital life

How to disable new Facebook 'Link History' user tracking system

Meta, the company that owns Facebook, has introduced a new tracking feature called Facebook Link History that stores a list of websites and webpages that users have visited.
Users can turn off the tracking feature by going to their Facebook settings and disabling Link History.
Facebook Link History is used to target advertising based on users' browsing history. [ more ]
9to5Mac
6 months ago
Digital life

PSA: Here's a Facebook data-gathering tool you'll want to disable - 9to5Mac

Meta is facing legal scrutiny over its Facebook data-gathering practices for personalized ads.
The company is now positioning a new data-gathering feature, Link History, as a useful tool for users instead of a way to track behavior. [ more ]
WSOC TV
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

A group representing TikTok, Meta and X sues Ohio over new law limiting kids' use of social media

Tech trade group sues Ohio over law requiring parental consent for social media use by children.
The law is being challenged as unconstitutional, impeding free speech, and overbroad and vague. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Why experts are concerned about Meta's new Link History feature

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is launching a new feature called Link History that tracks and stores the links clicked by users within the Facebook mobile app.
Every link a user clicks will be tracked and accessible to users, potentially for targeted advertising purposes, unless they opt out.
Critics are concerned about privacy implications and the lack of transparency regarding how user data is used across Meta's companies and advertising activities. [ more ]
Cult of Mac
6 months ago
Digital life

How to disable new Facebook 'Link History' user tracking system

Meta, the company that owns Facebook, has introduced a new tracking feature called Facebook Link History that stores a list of websites and webpages that users have visited.
Users can turn off the tracking feature by going to their Facebook settings and disabling Link History.
Facebook Link History is used to target advertising based on users' browsing history. [ more ]
9to5Mac
6 months ago
Digital life

PSA: Here's a Facebook data-gathering tool you'll want to disable - 9to5Mac

Meta is facing legal scrutiny over its Facebook data-gathering practices for personalized ads.
The company is now positioning a new data-gathering feature, Link History, as a useful tool for users instead of a way to track behavior. [ more ]
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Tech Times
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google Chrome Begins Phasing Out Third-Party Cookies

Google has started limiting third-party cookies for select users of Chrome, as part of its plan to eventually phase them out.
The move is driven by growing concerns about privacy and the potential misuse of tracking technologies. [ more ]
Lifehacker
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google Is Finally Saying Goodbye to Cookies

Google is getting rid of cookies to limit cross-site tracking on the internet.
Cookies are used to track users' browsing habits and provide targeted advertising. [ more ]
MarTech
6 months ago
Privacy technologies

Google has started phasing out third-party cookies | MarTech

Google is phasing out third-party cookies through a new feature called Tracking Protection.
The rollout of Tracking Protection has begun and will be completed by the latter half of 2024. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google makes deal in multi-billion-dollar lawsuit over potentially embarrassing' Incognito mode data grabbing

Google has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit accusing it of capturing data from users' private browsing despite saying it would not.
The terms of the settlement were not revealed, and it must be approved by a judge. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google settles massive $5B lawsuit over improperly tracking 'incognito mode' users

Google has agreed to settle a $5 billion lawsuit accusing the company of improperly tracking personal data through its Chrome browser's incognito mode.
The settlement terms were not disclosed, and the agreement is pending final approval by a federal judge. [ more ]
Ars Technica
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google agrees to settle Chrome incognito mode class action lawsuit

Google is ready to settle a class-action lawsuit over Chrome's Incognito mode
The lawsuit accuses Google of violating wiretap laws and collecting user data in Incognito mode [ more ]
Tech Times
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google Chrome Begins Phasing Out Third-Party Cookies

Google has started limiting third-party cookies for select users of Chrome, as part of its plan to eventually phase them out.
The move is driven by growing concerns about privacy and the potential misuse of tracking technologies. [ more ]
Lifehacker
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google Is Finally Saying Goodbye to Cookies

Google is getting rid of cookies to limit cross-site tracking on the internet.
Cookies are used to track users' browsing habits and provide targeted advertising. [ more ]
MarTech
6 months ago
Privacy technologies

Google has started phasing out third-party cookies | MarTech

Google is phasing out third-party cookies through a new feature called Tracking Protection.
The rollout of Tracking Protection has begun and will be completed by the latter half of 2024. [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google makes deal in multi-billion-dollar lawsuit over potentially embarrassing' Incognito mode data grabbing

Google has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit accusing it of capturing data from users' private browsing despite saying it would not.
The terms of the settlement were not revealed, and it must be approved by a judge. [ more ]
New York Post
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google settles massive $5B lawsuit over improperly tracking 'incognito mode' users

Google has agreed to settle a $5 billion lawsuit accusing the company of improperly tracking personal data through its Chrome browser's incognito mode.
The settlement terms were not disclosed, and the agreement is pending final approval by a federal judge. [ more ]
Ars Technica
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google agrees to settle Chrome incognito mode class action lawsuit

Google is ready to settle a class-action lawsuit over Chrome's Incognito mode
The lawsuit accuses Google of violating wiretap laws and collecting user data in Incognito mode [ more ]
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Nextgov.com
6 months ago
Business intelligence

Agencies eye synthetic data to help train and test AI

Government agencies are seeking vendors and best practices for synthetic data generation to build and test AI applications.
Synthetic data has the potential to train machine learning models in instances where real-world data is not available or poses privacy/security risks. [ more ]
Cardplayer
6 months ago
Digital life

How To Keep Your Identity Hidden When Playing Poker

Deception and surprise are important for success in various areas of human competition, including poker.
Remaining anonymous when playing poker can protect you from unwanted attention and allow you to take advantage of certain promotions. [ more ]
WIRED
6 months ago
Privacy technologies

How to Be More Anonymous Online

Turn off personalized ads and delete advertising ID on Android
Use privacy-friendly apps like Signal, DuckDuckGo, and Proton for messaging, searching, and email [ more ]
Mail Online
6 months ago
Privacy technologies

Google turns off cookies for MILLIONS - how to tell if you're affected

Google has started implementing a feature called 'Tracking Protection' on Chrome to limit sites from using third-party cookies to track users.
The change will take place automatically for randomly selected Chrome users, but they have the option to toggle on third-party cookies if they want. [ more ]
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Electronic Frontier Foundation
6 months ago
Privacy technologies

Year In Review: Google's Corporate Paternalism in The Browser

For what it's worth, Apple's Safari browser imposes similar restrictions to allegedly protect Safari users from malicious extensions.While it's important to protect users from said malicious extensions, it's equally important to honor their privacy.
Ars Technica
6 months ago
EU data protection

23andMe told victims of data breach that suing is futile, letter shows

23andMe is facing a class-action lawsuit over a data breach that impacted 6.9 million users.
The company is being accused of not adequately safeguarding user data and is urging users to consider the futility of pursuing legal action. [ more ]
#social-media
english.elpais.com
6 months ago
Digital life

The silent divorce: Why so many couples hide their separation

Celebrity breakups are now often announced on social media instead of through traditional press releases.
Silent separations, where the public only finds out about the breakup after it has already occurred, are becoming more common. [ more ]
Digiday
6 months ago
Marketing

With Gen Z all about the group chat now, here's how marketers are adapting

Brands need to find ways to access private online communities or build their own in order to stay relevant in cultural moments.
Gen Zers prefer two-way communication and value privacy in their online interactions. [ more ]
Yahoo Finance
6 months ago
Marketing

How Meta, TikTok, and the social media industry are changing to survive

Social media platforms like Meta and Snap face regulatory challenges in the EU and growing concerns about privacy and safety in the US.
Traditional advertising-based revenue models for social media companies are becoming less effective, leading to a need for diversification. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
6 months ago
Digital life

The silent divorce: Why so many couples hide their separation

Celebrity breakups are now often announced on social media instead of through traditional press releases.
Silent separations, where the public only finds out about the breakup after it has already occurred, are becoming more common. [ more ]
Digiday
6 months ago
Marketing

With Gen Z all about the group chat now, here's how marketers are adapting

Brands need to find ways to access private online communities or build their own in order to stay relevant in cultural moments.
Gen Zers prefer two-way communication and value privacy in their online interactions. [ more ]
Yahoo Finance
6 months ago
Marketing

How Meta, TikTok, and the social media industry are changing to survive

Social media platforms like Meta and Snap face regulatory challenges in the EU and growing concerns about privacy and safety in the US.
Traditional advertising-based revenue models for social media companies are becoming less effective, leading to a need for diversification. [ more ]
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www.npr.org
6 months ago
Business intelligence

Artificial intelligence faces more legal challenges

Generative AI developers are facing legal challenges related to privacy, cybersecurity, and defamation. [ more ]
The Drum
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Experts split on Meta's new Link History: 'It's pro-privacy' vs. 'It violates user trust'

Facebook is launching a tool called Link History that shows users the links they've clicked within the mobile app's browser over the previous 30 days.
Link History may be used by advertisers for ad targeting purposes. [ more ]
Electronic Frontier Foundation
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Victory! Police Drone Footage is Not Categorically Exempt From California's Public Records Law

Police drone footage cannot be kept entirely secret from the public, according to a ruling by a California appellate court.
The California Court of Appeal for the Fourth District made the decision after a journalist sued the Chula Vista Police Department for access to videos created by their drone program. [ more ]
9to5Mac
6 months ago
EU data protection

UK surveillance powers again opposed by Apple, via trade body

Apple opposes proposed surveillance powers in the UK
The techUK trade body, which includes Apple, has written an open letter requesting a meeting about the Investigatory Powers Act amendments. [ more ]
gizmodo.com
6 months ago
Digital life

Meet Link History,' Facebook's New Way to Track the Websites You Visit

Facebook has introduced a new Link History setting that tracks and stores all the links users click on in the Facebook mobile app.
The data from Link History is used for targeted ads, and it is turned on by default, but users can opt-out.
Meta (formerly Facebook) is doubling down on data harvesting despite increasing tech regulations and privacy restrictions. [ more ]
POLITICO
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Britain's got some of Europe's toughest surveillance laws. Now it wants more

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LONDON - The U.K. already has some of the most far-reaching surveillance laws in the democratic world.
Brooklyn Eagle
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Your data has been breached ... again ... this time by NY Presbyterian Hospital

The NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has settled for $300,000 after failing to protect patient data.
The hospital's website used tracking tools that disclosed visitors' health information to third-party tech companies. [ more ]
Iapp
6 months ago
EU data protection

Researchers claim they found personal information using AI

A Ph.D. candidate used OpenAI's ChatGPT to obtain email addresses of New York Times employees.
The experiment revealed that the model can bypass restrictions on privacy-related queries. [ more ]
iapp.org
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Podcast: A look back at privacy in 2023 with Joe Jones

2023 brought significant developments in data protection and privacy, including a finalized EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework and new data protection laws in India and U.S. states.
AI governance saw a dramatic rise in importance during the year. [ more ]
Iapp
6 months ago
Business intelligence

Trust Stamp partners with Partisia for GlobalSecure project

Trust Stamp partners with Partisia to launch GlobalSecure project
GlobalSecure enables secure data processing without transferring data to third parties [ more ]
#ai
Theregister
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Mozilla CEO wants business to pick up the pace

Mozilla CEO's compensation increased despite declining revenues
Mozilla aims to make an impact in AI and open source development [ more ]
Hindustan Times
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

A snowball effect in personal tech: Looking ahead into 2024

The speed of personal technology evolution is driven by both need and momentum.
Key debates in technology will revolve around privacy and simplicity, while AI will add complexity to the landscape. [ more ]
Theregister
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Mozilla CEO wants business to pick up the pace

Mozilla CEO's compensation increased despite declining revenues
Mozilla aims to make an impact in AI and open source development [ more ]
Hindustan Times
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

A snowball effect in personal tech: Looking ahead into 2024

The speed of personal technology evolution is driven by both need and momentum.
Key debates in technology will revolve around privacy and simplicity, while AI will add complexity to the landscape. [ more ]
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Digiday
6 months ago
Marketing

Marketing Briefing: What will the top marketing trends in 2024 be?

Marketers will have to give up some control of brand narrative in order to be a part of culture.
Concerns about consumer privacy and data privacy standards will change the ways brands can control their messaging. [ more ]
Investing.com Australia
6 months ago
Privacy technologies

Google settles US$5 billion lawsuit over privacy breach in 'incognito mode' By Proactive Investors

Google has agreed to settle a $5 billion class-action lawsuit that accused the company of tracking user activity in 'incognito' mode.
The lawsuit alleged that Google gathered personal data from users who believed they were browsing privately.
The settlement is pending approval from a federal judge and the specific terms remain undisclosed. [ more ]
Benzinga
6 months ago
Privacy technologies

Tech Giant Google Agrees To Resolve Incognito Mode Privacy Suit For $5B: What Users Need To Know - Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Google has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit for $5 billion over alleged privacy violations in its Chrome browser's incognito mode.
The lawsuit claimed that Google deceived users about the privacy of their internet activities and continued to collect user data despite the use of incognito mode. [ more ]
Electronic Frontier Foundation
6 months ago
Privacy technologies

Year In Review: Google's Corporate Paternalism in The Browser

Google and its subsidiaries are tightening control over internet innovation in the name of user benefit, while actually serving their own interests.
The shift from Manifest V2 to Manifest V3 in Chrome is limiting the capabilities of browser extensions and positioning Chrome as the gatekeeper for in-browser privacy tools. [ more ]
CHANGING TIMES
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence: the positives and negatives, ethics, privacy, and geopolitics

At the 2023 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) the renowned expert in artificial intelligence Toby Walsh and independent investigative journalist Antony Loewenstein delved into the societal, economic, and personal impacts of AI.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Taking Back the Web with Decentralization: 2023 in Review

Users are pushing back against the centralized control of the internet and seeking decentralization.
Federated social web projects, such as the IndieWeb and the fediverse, are gaining momentum as alternatives to major social media platforms. [ more ]
AP News
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google settles $5 billion privacy lawsuit over tracking people using 'incognito mode'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google has agreed to settle a $5 billion privacy lawsuit alleging that it spied on people who used the "incognito" mode in its Chrome browser - along with similar "private" modes in other browsers - to track their internet use.
Engadget
6 months ago
Digital life

The Morning After: Google will settle $5 billion lawsuit over tracking Incognito Chrome users

Google's Chrome has long featured the ability to launch the browser in Incognito mode, offering a seemingly blank slate for your internet browsing, away from your usual cookies, forms and web history.
Android Police
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Google settles lawsuit alleging it was tracking users in Incognito

Chrome's Incognito mode is not as private as people think, as websites can still identify users through various parameters.
A lawsuit filed against Google in 2020 alleging violation of wiretap laws and data collection in Incognito mode is now ending in a settlement. [ more ]
Cbsnews
6 months ago
Marketing

Social media apps made $11 billion from children and teens in 2022

Social media platforms generated $11 billion in revenue from advertising targeting children and teenagers, with Snaphat, TikTok, and YouTube earning the highest share.
There is mounting pressure for social media platforms to take meaningful steps to protect children. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

India: Pegasus spyware used to target jorunalists reports DW 12/28/2023

High-profile journalists in India have been targeted with the invasive spyware Pegasus, according to a report published by Amnesty International on Thursday.
Ars Technica
6 months ago
Digital life

Researchers come up with better idea to prevent AirTag stalking

Apple's AirTags can be used as tracking tools by domestic abusers and criminals.
Apple has made changes to the AirTag's location privacy design to address this issue. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AG Bonta called to investigate Clearview AI for allegedly selling images to police without consent

Facial recognition company Clearview AI is accused of violating state privacy laws by scraping images online without consent and selling them to law enforcement agencies and potentially foreign companies.
Consumer Watchdog's report suggests that Clearview AI's alleged practices are disproportionately affecting communities of color.
California law prohibits Clearview AI from collecting and selling individuals' images without their consent, but there are no statewide restrictions on selling the technology to government and law enforcement agencies. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Marketing

TikTok's data collection being scrutinised by Australia's privacy watchdog

Australia's privacy watchdog, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), is launching an inquiry into TikTok's data harvesting practices.
The inquiry will focus on whether TikTok has breached the online privacy of Australians through the use of marketing pixels. [ more ]
WIRED
6 months ago
Digital life

This Clever New Idea Could Fix AirTag Stalking While Maximizing Privacy

Apple's AirTags are meant to help you effortlessly find your keys or track your luggage.
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Hackers steal customer data from Europe's largest parking app operator

Europe's largest parking app operator has reported itself to information regulators in the EU and UK after hackers stole customer data.
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Artificial intelligence

AI expert warns against telling your secrets to chatbots such as ChatGPT

Confiding in ChatGPT about work gripes or political preferences could come back to bite users, according to an artificial intelligence expert.
ZDNET
6 months ago
Digital life

New report claims your phone, TV, and smart speaker are spying on you. But is it real?

A marketing team within Cox Media Group claims to have the capability to listen to ambient conversations of consumers through embedded microphones in smartphones, smart TVs, and other devices to gather data and target ads.
The company made claims about their technology on their website but has since removed the pages. [ more ]
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