State senator sought to weaken biometric privacy protections he had championed

State senator sought to weaken biometric privacy protections he had championed

Link's effort to change the now 10-year-old Biometric Information Privacy Act came as lawsuits were being filed by Illinois residents accusing Facebook of improperly using digital facial recognition in photo tagging.

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

Popular browsers made to cough up browsing history

One of the visited-link attacks – CVE2018-6137, a bug in Chrome 67 that Google fixed in June – peeled off user browsing history at the rate of 3,000 URLs per second.

Proposed EU copyright changes: is this the death of the internet?

Proposed EU copyright changes: is this the death of the internet?

This effectively means that all content contained in any link or reference to other material (such as memes and news stories) would firstly require the internet platform to obtain a license before it could be shared.

Twitter is being investigated over its collection of data in its link-shortening system

Twitter is being investigated over its collection of data in its link-shortening system

The Ireland Data Protection Commission is investigating the social network since they refused to provide their t.co web link tracking data to UK professor, Michael Veale. The situation could become dire if the DPC and the EU’s Data Protection Board were to find that Twitter had violated the regulations of the GDPR.

Privacy Badger Now Fights More Sneaky Google Tracking

Privacy Badger Now Fights More Sneaky Google Tracking

This update targets link tracking in three different products: Google web search, Hangouts, and the Docs suite (which includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides).

Latest Privacy Badger eliminates some Google tracking

Latest Privacy Badger eliminates some Google tracking

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released a new version of the organization's Privacy Badger extension that is designed to improve user privacy while using desktop browsers it supports. The new Privacy Badger takes care of link tracking on these three Google properties automatically.

If we don't act now, Article 13 could break the internet by mistake

If we don't act now, Article 13 could break the internet by mistake

Articles 11 and 13 – a so-called “link tax” for news content, and a rule making internet platforms liable for copyright infringements by their users – were never meant to be carefully considered fixes to issues in copyright law.

Articles 11 and 13 in the New EU Copyright Directive Enable More Surveillance

Articles 11 and 13 in the New EU Copyright Directive Enable More Surveillance

What likely happened here is a bunch of people who do not understand how the Internet fundamentally works have looked at statistics on how many times Google, Yahoo, Reddit, Twitter, etc have linked their content and multiplied that by some arbitrary number for their “link-tax” and decided that they can now cash in because of their new legislation.

Google’s Family Link can now turn off your teen’s phone during dinner

Google’s Family Link can now turn off your teen’s phone during dinner

Parents have had the ability to lock their kids’ devices from their Family Link apps, but soon they’ll be able to ask Google Assistant to do it for them with a voice command.

The 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Globally? How Google Is Fighting to Limit the Scope of Europe's Privacy Law

The 'Right to Be Forgotten,' Globally? How Google Is Fighting to Limit the Scope of Europe's Privacy Law

Back in 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that Google (googl) had to remove links to out-of-date information about a Spanish man, because he wanted to be free of people learning about his bankruptcy more than a decade before, every time they searched for his name.

Are New York’s Free LinkNYC Internet Kiosks Tracking Your Movements?

Are New York’s Free LinkNYC Internet Kiosks Tracking Your Movements?

Since plans for LinkNYC were first unveiled, journalists, residents, and civil liberties experts have raised concerns that the internet kiosks might be storing sensitive data about its users and possibly tracking their movements.

Google's 'secret deal' with Mastercard allows it to track user shopping habits offline

Google's 'secret deal' with Mastercard allows it to track user shopping habits offline

Google has a "secret deal" with Mastercard that allows it to track users' shopping habits offline and link that data with adverts they see online. As part of the deal, when a Google user clicks on an online advert, their activity is recorded on a database,...