If the court approves the settlement, this long-running privacy lawsuit will finally be put to bed with $90 million (after the usual legal expenses) being parceled out to eligible users and Facebook forced to "sequester and delete" personal data.
Facebook is anticipating a loss of $10 billion to the Apple privacy changes in 2022, while Snapchat is in the midst of an overperforming Q1 that has seen the company's shares rally to increase 50% in value.
Tech giants are facing hefty fines after France's CNIL ruled that their cookie consent processes were too confusing and difficult. Central to the case was the use of "dark patterns" by each site.
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.
noyb has leaked documents that show Facebook approached the EDPB with their concept of “user contracts” that sidestep GDPR rules for user consent after numerous receptive meetings with the Irish DPC.
Facebook is expanding mandatory two-factor authentication for users flagged as having high-risk accounts and will eventually be locked out of the platform until they enable it.
Facebook's opt-in facial recognition system will no longer be available in a matter of weeks, and the templates it relied on to function will be deleted. The decision comes as the social media giant rebrands as "Meta" and looks to keep ahead of regulations.
Facebook is now using device accelerometer data as an alternate means of pinpointing locations and following app users about their day. This happens even if users both opt out of targeted advertising and disable location tracking within the Facebook app.
While Google has put on a public appearance of being more neutral and detached on the issue, a lawsuit revealed that it has quietly been working behind the scenes with Facebook to circumvent Apple’s new privacy protections.
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.