Proposed fruits of the Irish DPC's three-year investigation into Facebook's consent and transparency violations are GDPR fines that would amount to a maximum of about $36 million to $42 million, or what the company makes roughly every two hours.
A Facebook blog post directed at its advertising partners reveals that the social media giant has been underreporting iOS ad performance by about 15% in the aggregate since the major privacy update was rolled out on Apple’s mobile operating system in late April.
A little under a decade ago, Google marketed its smart glasses as a combination of fashion and function that it expected to become a hot trend. Facebook is forging ahead with its own version, and regulators are not wasting any time scrutinizing it.
UK Home Secretary is offering grants of up to $117,000 to firms that can figure out how to bypass the end-to-end encryption used by the Facebook and WhatsApp messaging systems.
Facebook, Google and Netflix are facing fines and actions for privacy violations, with Facebook assessed the second-largest amount in the country's history for its treatment of facial recognition templates.
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.
Facebook has banned a NYU ad targeting research project that captures information from political ads, but the FTC has undercut its stated reasons for doing so.
Contentious WhatsApp privacy update has caused new consumer complaints to be filed by watchdog groups, which say that users are being unfairly pressured into accepting.
Facebook is employing some creative new tactics in its extended battle with Apple. A paid academic study concludes that Apple's new privacy policies in iOS 14 are anticompetitive.
Brands need to safeguard their social presence, protect their customers’ data and avoid account takeover fraud after massive data leaks like Facebook’s.