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.
DuckDuckGo Escalates Showdown With Google; Chrome Extension Now Blocks Google Topics and FLEDGE Ad Targeting System
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."
Record High Number of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities, Numbers May Be Owed to Improved Detection Says Mandiant and Google
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 Plans New Privacy Changes for Ad Tracking: “Privacy Sandbox” Being Expanded to Android, Positioning as Less “Blunt” Alternative to Apple
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.