Tag Archives: Privacy

Google cannot escape location privacy lawsuit in Arizona, judge rules

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Allegations that Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google deceived users with unclear smartphone location tracking settings should be weighed by a jury, an Arizona judge ruled on Tuesday, refusing to toss out a lawsuit brought by the state’s attorney general. Google had sought summary judgment to get the case against it thrown out at an early stage. It had argued that the state had failed to show that its consumer fraud law could apply and noted that the company’s disclosures about… Source link

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Google adopts a new cookie replacement following privacy concerns

Google Tuesday said it’s changing its plan for replacing the cookies that help advertisers target users to a new system called Topics, in which advertisers will place ads via a limited number of topics determined by users’ browser activity. Why it matters: The new Topics proposal replaces Google’s previously-announced plan called FLoC (“Federated Learning of Cohorts”), which was criticized by privacy advocates who worried the new ad-targeting solution would inadvertently make it easier for… Source link

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Four Attorneys General Sue Google Over Privacy Claims

The District of Columbia and three states sued Google on Monday, claiming that the tech giant deceived consumers to gain access to their location data. In separate lawsuits, the attorneys general of D.C., Texas, Washington and Indiana claimed that Google misled users of Android phones and of tools like Google Maps and its search engine by continuing to track location information of users who had changed privacy setting to prevent the data collection. Karl A. Racine, the attorney general for… Source link

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Take-Two’s $12.7 billion purchase of Zynga will combat Apple’s privacy changes

This article was first featured in Yahoo Finance Tech, a weekly newsletter highlighting our original content on the industry. Get it sent directly to your inbox every Wednesday by 4 p.m. ET. Subscribe Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Take-Two’s acquisition of Zynga gives its mobile arm the size to fight Apple’s privacy changes Take-Two Interactive’s (TTWO) $12.7 billion acquisition of mobile gaming giant Zynga (ZNGA) announced this week means the company behind “Grand Theft Auto” and the maker… Source link

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France Fines Google, Facebook for Privacy Violations

A French regulator fined Alphabet Inc.’s Google $169 million and Meta Platforms Inc.’s Facebook $67 million, saying the companies made it too difficult for users to reject cookies, the identifiers used to track their data. Facebook and Google required several steps to reject cookies used to track their data on YouTube, Facebook and Google, leading users to accept the technology because doing so required just one click, said… Source link

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Google’s settlement of Street View privacy case OK’d on appeal

Google Street View cameras are seen on a vehicle proceeding up Yonge Street in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 17, 2021. REUTERS/Chris Helgren Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Street View vehicles improperly collected Wi-Fi data Google settled claims with class of millions of people Agreed to pay internet privacy interest groups, but not class members The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are… Source link

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Apple’s App Privacy Report arrives, Google details Android 12 Go edition, Instagram tops 2B users – TechCrunch

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record number of downloads and consumer spending across both the iOS and Google Play stores combined in 2021, according to the latest year-end reports. App Annie said global spending across iOS and Google Play is up to $135 billion in 2021, and that figure will likely be higher when its… Source link

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Google’s Manifest V3 still hurts privacy, security, and innovation

It’s been over two years since our initial response to Google’s Manifest V3 proposal. Manifest V3 is the latest set of changes to the Chrome browser’s rules for browser extensions. Each extensions manifest version update introduces backwards-incompatible changes to ostensibly move the platform forward. In 2018, Manifest V3 was framed as a proposal, with Google repeatedly claiming to be listening to feedback. Let’s check in to see where we stand as 2021 wraps up. Since announcing Manifest… Source link

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Google settles children’s privacy suits brought by New Mexico

Google has agreed to set up a privacy and online safety initiative for children in New Mexico, after being accused of violating U.S. law that governs children’s privacy on the internet. Driving the news: Google LLC and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced a settlement Monday over allegations Google violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and New Mexico state consumer protection laws. Two federal court cases New Mexico filed against Google are resolved by… Source link

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