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Most Users Opt Out Of iOS App Tracking – Flurry Analytics

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

2 days 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…

2 weeks 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

1 month 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…

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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…

3 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…

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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…

4 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…

4 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…

5 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…

5 months ago

Facebook Slams Apple Advertising Changes

Fight, fight, fight. Apple's move to place 'privacy labels' on apps is slammed by Facebook, as feud erupts into the…

5 months ago

Google Sued By 10 US States For Alleged Facebook Collusion

Ten US states sue Google, alleging it worked with Facebook to break US antitrust law to bolster its online advertising…

5 months ago

Apple Launches Privacy Labels For App Store Apps

Advertiser setback? Apple confirms apps on its App Store will now have to carry labels explaining how user data will…

5 months ago

Google Fined $121 Million By French Watchdog Over Cookies

Stiff financial penalty imposed on Google by French privacy watchdog, which at the time also fined Amazon over advertising cookies

5 months ago

Australia Finalises Plan For Google, Facebook To Pay Publishers For News

Google and Facebook continue to object, but Australia presses ahead with new law to force them to pay publishers for…

5 months ago

Facebook Removes Thousands Of Illegal UK Ads

Facebook removes more than 2,000 ads exploiting health fears and selling dubious Covid-19 cures in first half of 2020 as…

6 months ago

UK To Implement Tougher Competition Rules On Tech In 2021

Competition and Markets Authority to implement tougher competition laws on tech giants such as Facebook and Google in 2021

6 months ago

Apple Hits Back At iPhone Tracking Complaints By Privacy Group

Two privacy complaints filed by Max Schrems campaign group draws robust response from Apple, which labels allegations as 'factually inaccurate'

6 months ago

Facebook Extends US Political Ad Ban For Another Month

Email to advertisers confirms Facebook plan to extend its ban on political adverts in the United States for another month

6 months ago

Google Sees Swift Ad Recovery After Pandemic Lows

Google sees sharp comeback in ad revenues on both search and YouTube as advertisers renew spending after pandemic slump earlier…

6 months ago

New EU Rules ‘Would Open Tech Giants’ Algorithms To Scrutiny’

Proposed Digital Services Act would force tech giants to explain their ad targeting algorithms and open ad archives to researchers,…

6 months ago

Facebook Demands Halt To Ad Targeting Research

Facebook tells New York University researchers to stop collecting data on how it targets political ads, with days to go…

7 months ago

‘Taurus’ Malicious Ad Campaign Puts Data At Risk

Drive-by hacking tools plant Taurus data-stealing malware on vulnerable systems, as pandemic raises risk of corporate data being stolen from…

8 months ago