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Dating and fertility apps among those snitching to “out of control” adtech, report finds

Dating and fertility apps among those snitching to “out of control” adtech, report finds The latest report to warn that surveillance capitalism is out of control — and ‘free’ digital services can in fact be very costly to people’s privacy and rights — comes courtesy of the Norwegian Consumer Council which has published […]

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Cookie consent tools are being used to undermine EU privacy rules, study suggests

Cookie consent tools are being used to undermine EU privacy rules, study suggests Most cookie consent pop-ups served to internet users in the European Union — ostensibly seeking permission to track people’s web activity — are likely to be flouting regional privacy laws, a new study by researchers at MIT, UCL and […]

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Adtech told to keep calm and fix its ‘lawfulness’ problem

Adtech told to keep calm and fix its ‘lawfulness’ problem Six months after warning that the real-time bidding (RTB) component of programmatic online advertising is wildly out of control — i.e. in a breaking the law sense — the UK’s data protection watchdog has marked half a year’s regulatory inaction with a […]

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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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