Privacy

Google closes Chrome Incognito Mode loophole to improve privacy

Google is beefing up Chrome’s Incognito Mode. The company confirmed in a blog post on Thursday that it is closing an API-related loophole that made it possible to detect when people were privately browsing in Chrome. The change has been in the works for several months but will take effect on July 30. Chrome has …

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Heard from Google, the biggest trends impacting PPC are privacy and automation

We’re now well past this year’s Google Marketing Live event which was hosted in June in San Francisco. By now you’ve most likely heard about all the latest new betas and product changes – the “what” of what was announced. I myself am most excited about the additional controls that are coming to automated bidding. …

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FTC slaps Facebook with long-awaited $5 billion fine for privacy violations

Anticipated for months, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted today to fine Facebook a record $5 billion for apparent violations of a 2011 consent decree that required the company to better protect user privacy. This is according to reports in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and AP. The commission voted 3-2, reportedly with …

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Most consumers believe online privacy is impossible, survey finds

Call it privacy fatalism, but people appear increasingly resigned to an internet in which privacy is “impossible.” As a consequence, they may be permanently changing their behavior and sharing less online. That the main finding in a new survey of more than 4,000 adults in the U.S. and U.K. conducted by FigLeaf. Majority have changed …

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Privacy issues may be hurting smart speaker market growth

Privacy concerns are starting to weigh on adoption of smart speakers and may even be dampening usage among existing owners, the latest Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research shows. However, according to the survey of more than 2,600 US adults, 69% of smart speaker owners still use virtual assistant devices every day. 44% …

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How has the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) changed data privacy in the US? – Econsultancy

2018 was the year of GDPR: the General Data Protection Regulation, a comprehensive update to privacy laws enacted by the European Union. The legislation, adopted by the European Parliament in 2016, formally came into force on the 25th May 2018, and the months leading up to GDPR’s enforcement saw businesses and marketers across the world …

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