A little-known law from 1984, originally intended to discourage large cash transfers, has been repurposed as a crypto regulation and tucked into the massive US infrastructure bill.
The major social media platforms have all been impacted by the "adpocalypse" from Apple's recent privacy updates. Snap has lost a full quarter of its value due to cuts to advertising revenue tied directly to a loss of access to most Apple device users.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.