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US States Investigate Instagram Over Youth Risk

Group of US states launches consumer protection probe into the way Instagram targets young people and affects them following whistleblower…

1 week ago

Facebook Tests Giving Users More Control Over News Feed

Facebook tests giving users more control over News Feed amidst political pressure, after whistleblower says algorithmic ranking 'amplifies divisive content'

1 week ago

Apple ‘May Be Working On Mobile Advertising Platform’

Anti-tracking tech in iOS 14.5 may be part of Apple plan to compete in online advertising against Facebook and Google,…

2 months ago

Google Proposes Settlement In EU Digital Advertising Probe

Google tries to stave off lengthy investigation of its digital advertising business by reportedly seeking settlement with EU

2 months ago

Facebook Underreporting iOS Ad Results After Apple Privacy Change

Social networking giant Facebook says it is underreporting results of its advertising business on iOS devices after Apple privacy fight

2 months ago

Facebook Questions UK’s CMA Authority On Giphy Purchase

In strongly worded letter, Facebook says the CMA's suggested divestiture of Giphy “is grossly unreasonable and disproportionate”

3 months ago

Facebook Warns Of ‘Significant’ Slowdown In Growth

Social networking giant Facebook records fastest growth since 2016, but warns annual revenue growth will slow “significantly”

4 months ago

European Commission Opens Google Advertising Probe

Official antitrust investigation opened into alleged anticompetitive conduct by Google in the online advertising tech sector

5 months ago

Google ‘Faces Formal EU Probe’ Into Advertising Business

European Union antitrust regulator reportedly preparing formal investigation into Google's online advertising business by end of year

5 months ago

Facebook Begins Testing Ads In Oculus VR Games

Facebook is to begin testing advertisements in its Oculus virtual reality games, as it seeks to create a 'self-sustaining platform'…

5 months ago

Apple FaceTime To Open Up To Android, Windows Users

Apple WWDC announcement reveals Android and Windows users will be able to join FaceTime calls in the Autumn, but only…

6 months ago

Facebook Faces UK, European Antitrust Probes

Double whammy. The United Kingdom and European Commission have launched two seperate, but formal antitrust investigations of Facebook

6 months ago

Twitter Paid Service ‘Twitter Blue’ To Cost $2.99

Monthly subscription costing $2.99 will give Twitter users advanced features, including an 'undo' option and 'collection' facility for tweets

7 months ago

Most Users Opt Out Of iOS App Tracking – Flurry Analytics

Expected blow for advertising industry, as new figures show a clear majority of people refuse to allow iOS apps to…

7 months ago

Apple iOS Update With Tracking Consent Prompts Mixed Reaction

Apple's release of its iOS 14.5 update this week requires app developers to ask user permission to track their activity…

7 months ago

Snapchat Owner ‘Explored Ways’ Of Violating Apple’s Privacy Rules

Snap, owner of Snapchat, admits it conducted tests into tech that could bypass Apple's privacy controls to track iPhone users

8 months ago

Facebook Lifts Ban On Political Advertising In US

Social network is to resume political, electoral and social issue adverts in the United States, after temp ban for November…

9 months ago

Google Has Not Updated Its iOS Apps For Two Months

No update for Google's iOS apps including Chrome, Photos, YouTube etc, after Apple insists on privacy 'nutrient label' requirement

10 months ago

Twitter Develops Subscription Fee To Lessen Ad Reliance

Micro-blogging platform Twitter is developing a subscription product, in an effort to lessen dependence on advertising revenues

10 months ago

Facebook App Pop-up To Explain Benefits Of Data Collection

Response to Apple privacy rule. Facebook testing new pop-up alert for iPhone apps, explaining benefits of data collection

10 months ago

Facebook Developing Content Tools After Advertiser Outrage

Facebook says it is developing 'topic exclusion' tools to help advertisers ensure their ads don't appear alongside hate speech or…

10 months ago

Google Updates Plan To End Cookies In Chrome Browser

Look ma, no cookies. Google says it has made progress in effort to remove third-party cookies from its Chrome web…

10 months ago

ICO To Restart Adtech Probe

Information Commissioner's Office puts adtech companies on notice as it relaunches investigation into widespread non-compliance with privacy rules

10 months ago

EU Takes Aim At Google Advertising Practices In Antitrust Probe

European Commission seeks information from advertisers, as it opens second EU antitrust probe of Google and its practices

11 months ago

Turkey Hits Twitter With Ad Ban Under New Law

Controversial law in Turkey governing social media firms, sees Ankara imposing advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest

11 months ago

Google Faces UK Investigation Over Chrome Cookie Change

The UK's CMA opens investigation of Google’s proposals to remove third-party cookies and other functions from Chrome browser

11 months ago

WhatsApp Will Share Data With Facebook, Despite User Wishes

What is the point of end-to-end encryption? Facebook to access people's WhatsApp data, whether they like it or not, from…

11 months ago

Google To Add Privacy Labels To Its iOS App Portfolio

Bad news for advertisers. Search giant is to update all its iOS apps to carry Apple's privacy labels that will…

11 months ago

Google, Facebook Team Up To Tackle Antitrust Lawsuit – Report

Both firms agreed to 'cooperate and assist one another', after antitrust lawsuit last week from US states over online advertising…

11 months ago

Google Hit With Third Antitrust Lawsuit

Another day, another antitrust lawsuit. More legal action alleging Google operates a search monopoly, and prevents Alexa in speakers using…

12 months ago