Meta is taking aim at private surveillance companies that it says act as "cyber mercenaries" for hire. The Facebook parent company has banned seven of these companies from the platform, citing the targeting of users in over 100 countries.
The Tor network will no longer be officially available to residents of Russia after a government ban. Taking a path that somewhat resembles China's program of internet control, the Russian government has made a series of moves to restrict access to websites.
Apple's privacy rules will still block developers from the convenience of using each device's unique identifying number without permission, but it appears a number of anonymized device-level "signals" will now be fair game for ad tracking purposes.
The narrative around NSO Group's Pegasus spyware thus far has been one of authoritarian governments using it to suppress internal criticism. The story may be shifting to one of international espionage with US State Department iPhones hacked by it.
Google's "Privacy Sandbox" project will proceed with the UK’s CMA taking a direct hand due to concerns that whatever Google develops will allow it to take an even greater share of the search advertising market.
Clearview AI faces fresh legal trouble in the UK, where it may soon be fined for violation of the country's data protection laws and forced to delete any biometric data it has collected.
The legal battle between Facebook-owned WhatsApp and the Indian government is a bit of a high-stakes game of chess determining both global consumer privacy and the sovereignty of tech companies to build such privacy on their own platforms.
NSO group is now facing a lawsuit from Apple after leaks revealed that the Pegasus spyware was exploiting a zero-day, zero-click vulnerability in Apple devices.
One of China's biggest tech companies has been told to pause any rollout of new apps. Tencent is now subject to added scrutiny from the government after multiple instances of running afoul of the country's new data laws.
Corporate investigators have always faced obstacles in their pursuit of the truth, but a remote workforce has exacerbated these difficulties. So, how can technology help companies conduct their own investigations efficiently in this risky new hybrid-remote environment?