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Google Delays Removal Of Third-Party Cookies, Again

For third time Google delays phase-out of third-party Chrome cookies after pushback from industry and British regulator

4 weeks ago

Google Settles $5bn Web Tracking Lawsuit

Settlement not disclosed after Google ends web tracking lawsuit with Chrome browser in “private” or “incognito” mode

5 months ago

Apple, Google Submit Proposal To Tackle AirTag Stalking

Tech giants Apple and Google agree rare partnership to tackle stalking problem via location-tracking devices

1 year ago

Amazon Opens Sidewalk Mesh Network To Third-Party Devices

Amazon opens its long-range, low-bandwidth mesh network known as Sidewalk, to any IoT device in the United States

1 year ago

ByteDance Admits Staff Obtained TikTok Data Of Journalists

Chinese parent of TikTok says some staff improperly accessed TikTok user data of two journalists and have been let go

1 year ago

Apple Updates AirTag Firmware Amid Stalking Lawsuits

Tech giant Apple opens up about a number of firmware updates for AirTags that continue to restrict the device's principle…

1 year ago

Twitter Suspends Account That Tracked Elon Musk’s Jet

U-turn by Elon Musk who said he would not ban jet tracking account, but has now suspended the account and…

1 year ago

Google To Delete Location History Of Users Who Visit Abortion Clinics

Google to automatically delete location history of users who go near sensitive locations such as abortion clinics following Roe v…

2 years ago

Teenager Who Tracked Elon Musk Jet, Now Tracking Russian Oligarchs

Jack Sweeney, famous for tracking the jets of Elon Musk, has now turned his attention to the private jets of…

2 years ago

Google To Limit Ad Tracking On Android Apps

More bad news for advertisers? Google announces the Privacy Sandbox will be expanded from web browser and will include Android…

2 years ago

Apple To Issue AirTag Warning Amid Stalking Fears

Tech giant Apple to issue setup warning after a number of high profile incidents where AirTags have been used to…

2 years ago

Google Faces French 150m Euro Fine For Cookie Breach

French regulator imposes 150 million euros ($169m) fine on Googe, and 60m euros fine on Meta, over complexity about refusing…

2 years ago

Google CEO Pichai To Be Questioned In $5bn Web Tracking Lawsuit

US federal judge rules CEO of search engine giant Google, Sundar Pichai, can be questioned over a lawsuit about tracking…

2 years 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,…

3 years 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

3 years 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”

3 years ago

Firefox 90 Improves Tracking Blocking For Private Browsing

Latest web browser from Mozilla Foundation further improves private browsing thanks to version 2 of the SmartBlock feature

3 years ago

UK Watchdog Agrees ‘Oversight’ On Google’s Cookie Removal

Unhappy advertiser complaint sees CMA taking a key oversight role over Google’s planned removal of third-party cookies (i.e. its Privacy…

3 years ago

Apple Updates AirTags Over Stalking Concerns

Apple issues software update to AirTag tracking devices after users find they can be used to secretly follow people's movements

3 years 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…

3 years ago

Apple Unveils AirTag, Apple TV 4K, Purple iPhone 12

Apple's Spring Loaded event reveals AirTag, Apple 4K TV, as well as purple iPhone 12. Other announcements include a refresh…

3 years ago

Apple Teases New Devices With ‘Spring Loaded’ Event

New devices to be revealed next week may include new iPads, AirTags, or even augmented reality glasses, after Apple announces…

3 years 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 years 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 years 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…

3 years 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

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years 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

3 years ago