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Mental health websites in Europe found sharing user data for ads

Mental health websites in Europe found sharing user data for ads Research by a privacy rights advocacy group has found popular mental health websites in the EU are sharing users’ sensitive personal data with advertisers. Europeans going online to seek support with mental health issues are having sensitive health data tracked and […]

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Privacy researchers devise a noise-exploitation attack that defeats dynamic anonymity

Privacy researchers devise a noise-exploitation attack that defeats dynamic anonymity Privacy researchers in Europe believe they have the first proof that a long-theorised vulnerability in systems designed to protect privacy by aggregating and adding noise to data to mask individual identities is no longer just a theory. The research has implications for […]

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WebKit’s new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security

WebKit’s new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security WebKit, the open source engine that underpins Internet browsers including Apple’s Safari browser, has announced a new tracking prevention policy that takes the strictest line yet on the background and cross-site tracking practices and technologies which are used to creep on […]

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Facebook’s human-AI blend for audio transcription is now facing privacy scrutiny in Europe

Facebook’s human-AI blend for audio transcription is now facing privacy scrutiny in Europe Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe is now asking the company for detailed information about the operation of a voice-to-text feature in Facebook’s Messenger app and how it complies with EU law. Yesterday Bloomberg reported that Facebook uses human […]

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Preclusio uses machine learning to comply with GDPR, other privacy regulations

Preclusio uses machine learning to comply with GDPR, other privacy regulations As privacy regulations like GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act proliferate, more startups are looking to help companies comply. Enter Preclusio, a member of the Y Combinator Summer 2019 class, which has developed a machine learning-fueled solution to help companies […]

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Twitter ‘fesses up to more adtech leaks

Twitter ‘fesses up to more adtech leaks Twitter has disclosed more bugs related to how it uses personal data for ad targeting that means it may have shared users data with advertising partners even when a user had expressly told it not to. Back in May the social network disclosed a bug […]

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Don’t miss this epic Twitter fight between the IAB’s CEO and actual publishers

Don’t miss this epic Twitter fight between the IAB’s CEO and actual publishers Grab popcorn. As Internet fights go this one deserves your full attention — because the fight is over your attention. Your eyeballs and the creepy ads that trade data on you to try to swivel ’em. In the blue […]

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Google ordered to halt human review of voice AI recordings over privacy risks

Google ordered to halt human review of voice AI recordings over privacy risks A German privacy watchdog has ordered Google to cease manual reviews of audio snippets generated by its voice AI.  This follows a leak last month of scores of audio snippets from the Google Assistant service. A contractor working as […]

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Why commerce companies are the advertising players to watch in a privacy-centric world

Why commerce companies are the advertising players to watch in a privacy-centric world Justin Choi Contributor Share on Twitter Justin Choi is the founder and CEO of Nativo, which empowers brands and publishers through its advanced platform for content. More posts by this contributor Snapchat will make Los Angeles a stronger tech […]

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GDPR adtech complaints keep stacking up in Europe

GDPR adtech complaints keep stacking up in Europe It’s a year since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and leaky adtech is now facing privacy complaints in four more European Union markets. This ups the tally to seven markets where data protection authorities have been urged to investigate a […]

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