The case began with a probe opened by an assortment of state attorneys general in 2018 in response to consumer complaints. The investigation found that Google had been misleading about its use of location tracking dating back to at least 2014.
Incognito Mode is an option in the Chrome browser that is supposed to keep user browsing and form entry data from being stored. A new privacy lawsuit cites internal discussions (and developer jokes) in challenging it.
Google settles lawsuit accusing it of violating Arizona state's Consumer Fraud Act by continuing to collect user information for location tracking even after they had opted out, racking up massive profits in the process.
A new ePrivacy complaint from noyb alleges that advertising emails are sent to Gmail users without their consent, a violation of that directive.
Google said it would be automatically wiping logs of location history when a variety of healthcare clinics are visited: abortion providers, domestic violence shelters, addiction treatment facilities, fertility clinics and counseling centers among them.
FCC commissioner is calling for app stores to give TikTok the boot over national security concerns based on a leak of internal audio recordings of TikTok meetings showing engineers in China had backdoor access to the data of all of its users.
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.