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Privateness activists say on-line advert business knowingly violated GDPR

Privacy advocates claim that an organization that represents the online ad industry knew they would be violating privacy laws, but did so anyway, in an updated complaint filed against the group as well as Google. On Tuesday, the group filed new evidence with data protection authorities in the UK and Ireland against Google and the...CONTINUE READING
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Google will prevent web sites from blocking off Incognito mode

Google is about to close a loophole that many companies used to track how people were browsing their website in Chrome. According to 9to5Google, Google is aware of a trick that web developers have been exploiting which enables them to detect if a user is visiting a website in Chrome’s Incognito mode. This loophole allows...CONTINUE READING
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Apple, Google burdened to drop Saudi app that shall we males observe and regulate ladies

Google and Apple are under pressure from human rights groups and a U.S. senator to remove from their stores an app called Absher. The app was created by the Saudi government and includes a feature that helps men monitor and control women who are under their guardianship, including wives and unmarried daughters. Saudi men have...CONTINUE READING
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Google Maps would possibly get a very powerful new privateness possibility quickly

Here’s the trouble with letting apps know your location data: It’s a potential privacy nightmare, but it also makes certain apps a lot more useful.  Case in point: Google Maps. You don’t have to let the app access your location or retain your location history, but then it’s not nearly as good. And if you...CONTINUE READING
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Google is launching an accessibility software for deaf other people which turns speech into textual content in actual time

Google partnered with Gallaudet University to design an app that translates spoken words from 70 languages and dialects into text in real timeLive Transcribe was specifically designed to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people. The app has been rolled out in limited beta for Android devices, and from now on it will come pre-installed on Pixel...CONTINUE READING
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Senators call for solutions from Fb, Google, and Apple over now-banned ‘analysis’ tracking apps

Republican and democratic senators are reaching across the aisle to demand answers from three U.S. tech behemoths. U.S. senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Josh Hawley (R-MO) have sent three separate letters to Facebook, Google, and Apple looking for answers to their questions regarding the now-banned “research” apps. In the letter to...CONTINUE READING
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NYPD to Google: Surrender monitoring drunk-driving checkpoints on Waze

The New York Police Department would like Google to stop tracking its Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) checkpoint locations. Over the weekend, the NYPD sent a cease-and-desist letter to Google over a feature in its Waze app that marks police locations. According to the document obtained by NYC Streetsblogs, the NYPD is specifically concerned about the...CONTINUE READING
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