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.
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.