Amazon announced its facial recognition suite Rekognition is able to read fear as an added emotion. This capability has raised new privacy concerns if implemented by law enforcement agencies.
Alexa bug allows hackers to access users' voice history, personal, and banking information. The vulnerability also allows hackers to install or uninstall Alexa skills on compromised accounts.
French data regulator CNIL has hit tech giants Google and Amazon with some heavy penalties for placing non-essential tracking cookies. Google will pay €100 million and Amazon will pay €35 million.
The $425 million GDPR fine has been proposed by Luxembourg’s data protection commission, which has submitted a draft decision to the data protection authorities of the other EU member states.
Amazon Sidewalk is about to create a nation-spanning "smart network" connecting the devices of its customers. The project is unprecedented, both in terms of capability and in terms of the privacy concerns it is raising.
IoT devices that record copious details of the daily lives of users raise natural privacy concerns. A history-clearing factory reset on the Echo Dot does not appear to clear that data.
Amazon's new sleep tracking technology proposes to cast an "electromagnetic bubble" over customers. Critics have raised multiple concerns, including exactly what Amazon intends to do with the data it collects.
The Luxembourg CNPD has issued Amazon the largest GDPR fine to date, hitting the online shopping giant with a penalty of €746 million (about $887 million) over its targeted advertising practices.
Most of the digital advertising industry complained about Apple's iOS 14 privacy updates for nearly a year. Amazon seems to be an early destination for those that are redirecting ad spend from Apple and Facebook.
As third-quarter reports roll out, the full effect of the Apple privacy changes to iOS are beginning to be measurable. The early report is that the ad revenue impact is very different for different companies.