FTC launches sweeping privacy probe into tech giants’ data practices

FTC launches sweeping privacy probe into tech giants’ data practices

By Christy Gren - Dec 15, 2020

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Google and Facebook face $9.3bn in fines for violating GDPR laws

Google and Facebook face $9.3bn in fines for violating GDPR laws

By Anna Domanska - May 26, 2018

It’s barely few hours that the new GDPR data protection law came into force and complaints have been filed against Google and Facebook. Financial Times reports that four complain

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EFF launches a stronger Do-Not-Track functionality in web browsers

EFF launches a stronger Do-Not-Track functionality in web browsers

By Christy Gren - Aug 05, 2015

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wants more privacy on the Internet and has introduced some clear rules for the web to follow by revising standards for browsers and apps th

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Smartphone and laptop battery life can be used to track web users

Smartphone and laptop battery life can be used to track web users

By Carrie Ann - Aug 04, 2015

A team of security researchers has demonstrated that phone batteries can be used to identify their owners and track them around the internet, regardless of the privacy measures tak

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Hackers group claims they can reproduce fingerprints from people’s public photos

Hackers group claims they can reproduce fingerprints from people’s public photos

By Christy Gren - Dec 31, 2014

Security has always been a huge deal for everybody around the world when it comes to keeping our personal information safe. In recent years, fingerprints are commonly used by most

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Meet the Creepiest New Tracking Tool that is virtually impossible to Block!

Meet the Creepiest New Tracking Tool that is virtually impossible to Block!

By Christy Gren - Jul 25, 2014

Remember the time when tracking of cookies restricted a few years ago, making it impossible for advertisers to track users and make more money? Well, it ended up with advertisers c

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Google now encrypting web searches in China, plans to introduce encryption globally

Google now encrypting web searches in China, plans to introduce encryption globally

By Anna Domanska - Mar 14, 2014

Google announced that it has started encrypting Web searches for people in China, to evade online censorship by China’s Great Firewall and other snooping agencies. The searc

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