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Complaint alleges that Google is circumventing GDPR with RTB personal data sharing

A year ago, Brave’s Chief Policy Officer Dr. Johnny Ryan filed a complaint against Google before the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC). Calling it a “massive data breach,” the complaint alleged that Google’s programmatic platform, Authorized Buyers (formerly DoubleClick Ad Exchange), improperly and routinely exposes personal data in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection …

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Google opens complaint form to crack down on fake info in Maps

Marissa Nordahl, a Google My Business Community Manager announced that Google launched a new form named the Business Redressal Complaint Form that will allow searchers and users to “report fraudulent activity relating to businesses Google Maps,” she said. The form is designed to help Google tackle some of the serious issues around bad and fraudulent …

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Ripoff Report & More Complaint Websites See Huge Ranking Drops

Ripoff Report, the site notorious for posting unverified anonymous reviews and complaints, seems to have lost major visibility in Google’s organic search results starting November 6. I first noticed this today when searching for keywords related to Online Reputation Management (ORM) clients that we manage. After checking about seven different keywords and only finding one still …

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Report: EU antitrust unit exploring broader local search complaint against Google

The European Commission is asking local search competitors in Europe whether Google’s algorithm changes and other practices are hurting them, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters. If the answer is “yes,” the EC could bring what would be the fourth antitrust action against Google. Two of those cases have yielded nearly $8 billion in …

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Facebook job ads excluded women, ACLU complaint says

Facebook has been exploited in the past for discriminatory ad targeting, specifically in the housing market. Now the Communications Workers of America and the ACLU are alleging that some employers used the platform to discriminate against women. The parties filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Facebook and 10 employers alleging …

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Third-party app store owner files EU complaint about being blocked by Google

As the European Commission (EC) reportedly prepares to slap Google with another multibillion-dollar antitrust fine over its requirements for Android handset makers, a small third-party app store competitor called Aptoide has filed a complaint with the EC, asserting that Google is actively trying to prevent downloads of the company’s product. According to a Bloomberg report: …

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