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.
Google is now calling for Privacy Sandbox technologies to be in place in the Chrome web browser and available to third party developers by the end of 2022, and for tracking cookies to be phased out of the browser beginning in mid-2023.
The day is fast approaching when Google drops support for third party cookies on Chrome. Will these changes to the way users are tracked finally bring about the end of ad fraud?
As with Apple's new program, the proposed privacy labels are meant to give end users a quick reference to the range of data that Android apps are asking for.