Spanish data protection authority AEPD called the two infringements that led to the GDPR fine "very serious." Both relate to Google's transfer of EU citizen data to the US.
FLEDGE and Google Topics can now be blocked either individually or together in the DuckDuckGo Chrome extension. Together, FLEDGE and Topics are meant to replace the standard tracking cookie used for ad targeting.
While the tech companies seem to be in full support of passwordless authentication, the tech community remains divided on whether it is really "ready for primetime."
New studies from FireEye Mandiant Threat Intelligence and Google’s Project Zero found that 2021 was a record year for zero-day vulnerabilities, more than doubling the amount seen in 2020.
The secret "Jedi Blue" deal that is facing antitrust probes involves Facebook refraining from engaging in "header bidding," a practice that tends to take money out of Google's coffers.
Google’s latest differential privacy tools are a step in the right direction but still have a few limitations when it comes to protecting consumer privacy. The approach doesn’t account for who decides what level of “noise” will appropriately protect user privacy.
Google recently announced that its Privacy Sandbox initiative is now also being rolled out for Android, in a move comparable to the ad tracking privacy changes made by Apple in 2021.
The coalition of states claims that settings that ostensibly turned off location tracking did not actually disable it fully, allowing Google to continue collecting user location data through other methods.
The tech giants are claiming that the antitrust bills would harm consumer security and privacy, by "breaking" services such as Gmail and search bars.
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.