Facebook is to pay mainstream UK news outlets millions of pounds a year to license their articles, as the social network faces the threat of a government crackdown over its dominance of online advertising.
The tech giant Apple has been fined 10 million Euros ($12 million) by the Italian Competition Authority over what it says were “aggressive and misleading” advertising practices for its iPhones.
Omnisec meanwhile also sold its faulty OC-500 series devices to several federal agencies in Switzerland, including its own intelligence agencies, as well as to Switzerland’s largest bank, UBS, and other private companies in the country, the SRF investigation showed.
New details about the official app used by the Trump 2020 campaign have been revealed and things aren’t looking good.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.
A Christmas Tree Grows in Colorado is a new Hallmark holiday movie set in Brooklyn… which is a small town in Colorado.
The group, made up of online businesses “who share a concern that Google is threatening the open web model that is vital to the functioning of a free and competitive media and online economy”, has asked the UK Competition and Markets Authority to delay the introduction of Privacy Sandbox until the law is changed to ensure a level playing field.
The U.K. competition regulator is considering a formal investigation into Google’s new digital advertising tool, following a complaint from a group of online businesses that called on intervention to block the launch of the technology.
One other thing that the lawsuit brings up is that Google sends preloaded tokens that represent ads to Android mobile users, but these ads sometimes aren’t even loaded even though Google counts the impression.
A Walmart exclusive Wi-Fi router, and others sold on Amazon & eBay contain hidden backdoors to control devices reports CyberNews.CyberNews researchers also discovered that ‘Wavlink’ branded routers, often sold on Amazon or eBay, contain similar backdoors (source).
Facebook has threatened legal action against the Ad Observatory team, claiming that the Ad Observer plug-in violates its terms of service.Even more of a stretch: Facebook's claims that it is only acting to protect its users' privacy.
In a new blogpost on Microsoft’s blog, Alex Weinert – Director of Identity Security – has urged users to stop using SMS and call based multi-factor authentication.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.
In a statement that seems aimed directly at Facebook's complaint about the impact on small businesses, Apple says that advertising that respects privacy was the standard prior to the growth of the internet.
In a letter sent to the Ranking Digital Rights organization, Apple’s Jane Horvath, senior director of global privacy, reiterated that the company believes that “privacy is a fundamental human right.” Horvath explains that Apple delayed the App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature in an effort to give developers more time to prepare for the changes.
Even though the current text is likely to change in various ways, it is clear that Canada’s proposed privacy law will be one of the most important, alongside the GDPR, and a useful further example of how to draft legislation offering strong privacy protection in the digital world.
In an open letter, ProPrivacy and other groups say that that many charity pages dealing with extremely sensitive issues such as mental health, debt, end-of-life care, and disability contained various trackers allowing advertisers to profile vulnerable users based on the topic of the page – for example, alcohol addiction or mental health issues.
The proposed Digital Charter Implementation Act, 2020 builds a foundation of trust and transparency between citizens, companies and government, while ensuring that innovators and businesses benefit from a modernized framework with clear rules.
The Liberals have signalled their intention on the parliamentary notice paper to introduce a bill that would create the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act. Story continues below advertisement.
United States secret service NSA for years abused a cooperation agreement with Denmark to spy on allies in Europe, including the Netherlands, Danish public broadcaster DR reported based on reports from a whistleblower and confirmation from various sources.
Next year, however, Apple will require apps to seek customer consent before the IDFA can be used in iOS 14 to track user behavior and preference across apps and websites for ad targeting purposes.
On top of this, Apple says “over the next year we will introduce several changes to our security checks,” specifically: a new encrypted protocol for Developer ID certificate revocation checks strong protections against server failure a new preference for users to opt out of these security protections Apple also gave some further technical information on the situation to iPhone in Canada.
"Google designed and implemented its Android operating system and apps to extract and transmit large volumes of information between Plaintiffs’ cellular devices and Google using Plaintiffs’ cellular data allowances," the complaint claims.
Concern is growing within Canada’s spy agency about the threat posed by hostile state actors, especially China and Russia, looking to steal intellectual property and “large digital data sets” from private companies and academic institutions.
Inrupt will let people put their private information in data pods and then release those pods to tech companies only when needed – giving users much more control over their data and privacy than they currently have.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.
This is similar to a case that Privacy News Online wrote about last year, where the CJEU ruled that pre-ticked boxes for cookies are not valid for consent .
We’re going to create two Port Forward NAT rules - one to redirect any DNS queries originating from devices on the LAN to PiHole, and another to allow PiHole to commmunicate with external DNS servers.
After that is out of the way (please don’t reboot now because you won’t have the necessary other bits configured, please be patient