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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the FTC is considering strengthening online privacy protections, including for children, in an effort to bypass legislative logjams in Congress   —  Agency is looking at strengthening rules that govern how digital businesses collect user data  —  WASHINGTON—The Federal Trade Commission …
Sep 29, 2021, 9:45 AMIn context
Matthew Gault / VICE:
Internal docs detail Amazon's Astro, including its use of facial recognition and “Sentry” mode; sources who worked on Astro say it is a “privacy nightmare”   —  Leaked meetings show the robot will heavily rely on facial recognition and user behavior, but sources who worked on Astro say the robot is flawed.
Sep 28, 2021, 6:30 PMIn context
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
1Password partners with email host Fastmail to introduce Masked Email, which creates unique emails for logins   —  Sign in with Apple has allowed iPhone and Mac users to protect their privacy by allowing them to generate random email addresses when they need to access a new website, service or app.
Sep 28, 2021, 8:20 AMIn context
Washington Post:
How Facebook is using its metaverse push to rehabilitate its reputation with policymakers and reposition itself to shape regulation of future technologies   —  With a buzzy push for next-wave virtual reality hardware, the tech giant is trying to outrun its mounting woes.
Sep 24, 2021, 12:55 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Researchers: despite Apple's ATT changes, at least three popular iOS apps are sending identifying info to third-parties even when users opt-out of tracking   —  On your iPhone, you can now tap a button that says, “Ask app not to track.”  But behind the scenes, some apps keep snooping anyway.
Sep 23, 2021, 7:45 AMIn context
Microsoft:
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Sep 22, 2021, 10:58 AMIn context
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook says Apple's ATT changes will continue to cause headwinds in Q3 and reveals it under-reported iOS web conversions by 15% on average; stock drops 3%+   —  Facebook said Wednesday that changes to Apple's new privacy terms will continue to cause headwinds for its ads business in the third quarter.
Sep 22, 2021, 9:15 AMIn context
Cathrin Schaer / Wired UK:
Profile of Johannes Caspar, who was Hamburg's data protection commissioner for over a decade and investigated Facebook, WhatsApp, Clearview, PimEyes, and Amazon   —  Under former commissioner Johannes Caspar, Hamburg sent shock waves from Brussels to Silicon Valley  —  In Germany, they call him the “Facebook hunter”.
Sep 22, 2021, 3:01 AMIn context
The Economic Times:
Facebook India appoints former Uber executive Rajiv Aggarwal as head of public policy, a post that has been vacant for nearly a year since Ankhi Das quit   —  Rajiv Aggarwal, who will work on user safety, data protection and privacy, inclusion and internet governance, will report to Ajit Mohan, managing director, Facebook India
Sep 20, 2021, 1:40 AMIn context
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
The dismantling of digital advertising based on personal data and cookies is reshaping revenue plans for ad and tech industries, publishers, and small companies   —  As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.
Sep 18, 2021, 10:25 AMIn context

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