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 is potentially facing a $5 billion fine for privacy violations by collecting data without consent when users are in "private browsing" mode.
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 has culled 500 over Chrome browser extensions used in a massive ad fraud campaign that pingponged 1.7 million users through dozens of ads and redirected them to phishing site.
Instead of sending personally identifiable information directly to advertisers, Google is allegedly using hidden web tracking pages to keep its online advertising profitable.
Apple and Google are developing a unified contact tracing app for coronavirus, however much work is needed from the two tech giants to address consumer privacy and coverage concerns.
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.
Apple and Google jointly launched a contact tracing technology for health agencies to develop their own apps but only three U.S. states have committed to using it in their public health strategies.
Google and Apple are having a debate over privacy as a luxury good with Apple offering privacy enhancements on its expensive devices while Google wants consumers to believe privacy is their fundamental civil right.
The tech giants are claiming that the antitrust bills would harm consumer security and privacy, by "breaking" services such as Gmail and search bars.