China has announced a new rule under which people below the age of 18 can only play video games one hour daily from Friday to Sunday. Real-name registration systems will also be implemented.
Google has announced that it is slowing down its FLoC efforts "to move at a responsible pace" as the community doesn't quite seem ready for what Google is offering in order to protect user privacy.
Google is attempting to rival Apple in the privacy department. After introducing various privacy-related changes in Android 12, it is now making it more difficult for app developers to track users.
Google recently announced that it will soon stop individual tracking to preserve user privacy. But what does that mean exactly? We take a deep-dive around its proposed FLoC approach to find out.
In a surprise announcement, Google has stated that it will soon stop tracking your activity across the web as well as through its products. This is a part of the effort to build a privacy-first web.
Vodafone says it has successfully trialled a tracking mechanism that combines space satellites and its IoT platform. The firm said that it can track objects with an accuracy of 10 centimetres.
Gartner has predicted that workers will try to evade AI tracking tools deployed by their employer. By 2023, it said as many as 10% of employees will try to find holes in the tracking systems.
Apple has announced a timeframe for the rollout of App Tracking Transparency, a new iOS feature that will give users control over which apps can track their activities across apps and websites.
Google and Facebook have been asked to stop behavioural advertising and the tracking of people under the age of 18. Signatories argue kids don't understand how their data is being used.
Google has announced that it will phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within the next two years. It will work with other web bodies to develop viable privacy-friendly alternatives.
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As part of its efforts to become a more privacy-conscious company, Facebook has announced a new tool which will let users manage how the social network tracks them outside its own website.
Microsoft President, Brad Smith, has spoken out against activists who asked Microsoft not to sell facial recognition technologies to governments. He responded saying they should, but cautiously.
Mozilla has released the next version of its Firefox web browser. In Firefox 65, users can better control their online privacy and gain access to newly introduced support for WebP and the AV1 codec.
Mozilla today announced that it will change Firefox's behavior in regards to user tracking, blocking especially harmful trackers by default to improve speed and security while using the browser.
Google, in an attempt to appease its users and critics, has altered the wording on a policy that states that even if one chooses to turn off location history tracking it can continue to track them.
Several Mozilla Fellows have released a new extension called Fuzzify.me. The add-on will collect up all the ads you see on Facebook and let you know why you are being shown those specific ads.
A new study has been conducted based on data from 11,000 anonymous Android users. It found that mobile tracking is much more widespread than previously believed. 233 trackers were not on blacklists.
Facebook has been told by a Belgian court that it must stop tracking non-users around the web and immediately destroy their data. Facebook faces daily fines if it refuses to comply.
Amazon has been awarded two patents which will let it track employees around the building while also guiding them to the packages they've been assigned to collect and get shipped to customers.
In addition to the Firefox for iOS update, Firefox Focus on Android now comes with multitasking, a feature hotly anticipated by users, putting it on par with other mobile web browsers.
Excelsior Springs High School in Missouri is the latest educational institution to require fingerprints from students. It hopes to track the students as it tries to implement a new learning regime.
Two US companies are working on a new satellite tracking technology which will allow an airliner to be tracked from nearly anywhere in the world, bypassing the limitations of current tracking systems.
Facebook is changing its policies with regards to tracking and serving up ads to users on the internet. The company will now track you across sites even if you don't have a Facebook account.
One couple living in their Atlanta home are learning first-hand how buggy those 'Find My Phone' features can be after receiving numerous visitors looking for lost smartphones.
In a blog post today the Facebook European VP of Policy responded to a Belgian Privacy Commission report that it tracked internet users on sites regardless if they had logged into Facebook.
During an interview on Tuesday, Facebook's Analytics chief Ken Rudin has said the company are planning to expand its data capture to include cursor tracking and time spent hovering over links.
Microsoft has posted up a statement on its IE blog that goes into detail about the mouse tracking exploit and also paints a bigger picture about Spider.io's motive.
Google faces an investigation from the Federal Trade Commission over an exploit they manipulated with Safari's cookies, allowing them to track users who did not give permission to be tracked.
Wakoopa, self-described as the "Last.fm of software", is to shut down at the end of the month,. Users will be able to download their data before it is gone forever.
The UK government could propose a new law beginning in May that if passed would allow intelligence groups a way to monitor emails, website visits, texts and calls.
The ability to remotely track a lost of stolen smartphone is great - but it's not 100% accurate, as one man discovered when police broke into his house, following 'Find My iPhone' location data.
Google is in trouble with Congress and the FTC again, this time over its supposed exploitation of a flaw in Apple's Safari browser allowing it to track users without their consent.
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Australian writer and hacker Nik Cubrilovic has uncovered a flaw where Facebook continues to track you via cookies even after you have logged out from the service
Some U.S. Senators have raised concerns about OnStar saying that it will continue to collect data from cars even if the customer has cancelled their OnStar service.
Microsoft has posted up a job posting today that is looking for help in being able to track all of its Windows Phone devices anywhere in the World, even without GPS.
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