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.
Facebook has now exhausted its options for legal challenges as the Irish DPC has ended its stay on the EU-US data transfer ban. The company may be ordered to stop transfers as early as this summer.
The Instagram ads varied by user but revealed things such as their location, job title, marital status, interests and even search terms they may have used in a bid to highlight Facebook’s data collection.