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UK obtained pledges on browser cookies from Google

Google has pledged more restrictions on its use of data from Chrome, collected by browser cookies. Thus it addressed concerns raised by Britain’s competition regulator about its plan to ban third-party cookies that advertisers use to track consumers. Browser…
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Companies use Google ads to promote spying apps

Some Google ads forced the company to ban some of them for “stalkerware” apps, which can be bought and downloaded by anyone. These consumer-grade spyware apps are often marketed to parents, who want to use them to monitor their child’s activities with the…
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Google addresses privacy risks with 10 billion dollars

Google has made a 10 billion dollar commitment that will address the privacy risks and cybersecurity of the US government. The company plans to beef up critical infrastructure including crucial computer programs. Also, they will expand their zero-trust programs, and help…
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The saga goes on: Google tracking cookies die hard

Google tracking cookies will remain in place at least until 2023. The company has delayed its plan to block third-party cookies from Chrome. These are small bits of code that websites can set on a user’s computer. They work like browser “cookies” and allow…
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Fake AnyDesk ads beat the real ones on Google Ads

A fake ad campaign serving a trojanized version of the AnyDesk program ranked higher in searches than the legitimate ads. The ads which appeared in the Google Search results came with a a fake version of the remote desktop app. Although this was a trojanized version, the…
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Scam ads on Facebook and Google, despite flagging

Scam ads still appear on Google and Facebook, although an important number of victims reported them. According to Which?, the consumer watchdog in the United Kingdom, the platforms failed to remove them. A third of the scam ads are still online Both giants said…
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Google accused of collecting private data, secretly

Google would face a lawsuit for collecting private data even in Incognito mode, according to Bloomberg. Private data collected in “Incognito” mode A judge in California decided that Google should face a lawsuit. The decision comes after three users filed a…
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Farewell online tracking? Google changes the rules

The online tracking system might become history after Google’s game changing move. The company announced that it would not use tracking technologies anymore. These helped the the giant follow users with its ads and make billions of dollars. Does online tracking…