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.
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.
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.
A dark web forum recruited affiliates in a phishing campaign targeting YouTube creators with cookie stealing malware to hijack their accounts and stream cryptocurrency scams.
Google has been issuing direct personal warnings to users that appear to have been targeted by a state-sponsored hacking group. The company has taken the unusual step of issuing a general public warning about an Iran-backed threat.
Google's Threat Analysis Group has announced it is providing free USB security keys to a collection of politicians, activists and other high-risk individuals likely to be targeted by nation-state hackers.
Google is making massive annual payments to Apple to be placed as the default search engine on its devices. Research indicates a price of $15 billion for the privilege in 2021.
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.
Documents leaked to Vice's Motherboard magazine indicate that, between 2018 and 2020, Google fired at least 80 employees for data misuse. At least a few involve employees accessing user accounts and manipulating or deleting the data of other employees.