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Google illegally tracking Android users, according to new complaint

Activist alleges use of tracking identifiers without user consent breaches EU law. Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems has filed a complaint against Google in France alleging that the US tech giant is illegally tracking users on Android phone.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaApr 7th, 2021

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Gets "Freedom Expression" Award Sponsored By YouTube

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Newsweek: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki received a "Free Expression" award from the Freedom Forum Institute in a virtual ceremony sponsored by YouTube, an online video platform owned by Google. On Thursday, YouTu.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 56 min. ago

MI5 Warns of Spies Using LinkedIn To Trick Staff Into Spilling Secrets

According to the United Kingdom's Security Service, known as MI5, hostile states are creating fake LinkedIn profiles to trick users into spilling secrets. The BBC reports: At least 10,000 UK nationals have been approached by fake profiles linked to h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 56 min. ago

Everybody hates “FLoC,” Google’s tracking plan for Chrome ads

The EFF, Mozilla, Brave, Vivaldi, and DuckDuckGo, say "no way" to FLoC. Enlarge / Vivaldi's graphic on FLoC. (credit: Vivaldi) Google wants to kill third-party tracking cookies used for ads in Chrome with the "Chrome Privacy Sandbox." Since G.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 29 min. ago

Apple takes on Tile with AR-ready AirTags tracking devices

The Find My app and the iPhone's U1 chip finally make a lot more sense. Carolyn Wolfman-Estrada, engineering program manager at Apple, presents AirTags (with one visible in her right hand)......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 29 min. ago

Venmo’s new crypto service lets you buy and sell bitcoin, ether, and litecoin

PayPal subsidiary Venmo rolls crypto platform out to users starting today. Enlarge / Promotional image of Crypto on Venmo. (credit: Venmo) The PayPal-owned Venmo service will let users buy, sell, and hold bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies wit.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 29 min. ago

The Windows 10 app store could major update that includes Win32 support

A new Windows 10 app store could deliver major design changes and also solve the app gap problems that developers and Windows users have long complained about......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

Google product reviews algorithm update was big but not like a core update, say data providers

Here is a roundup of the impact of Google’s most recent algorithm update that touched down on April 8, 2021. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article......»»

Category: internetSource:  searchenginelandRelated News14 hr. 28 min. ago

Target CPA and Target ROAS will be bundled with other Google Smart Bidding strategies

Advertisers are still able to use tCPA and tROAS, but later this year, these options will only appear with Maximize Conversions and Maximize Conversion Value, respectively. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article......»»

Category: internetSource:  searchenginelandRelated News14 hr. 28 min. ago

Health insurance advertisers in the U.S. now required to pass Google Ads certification

Similar to Google’s certification program for online pharmacies, this is another layer of protection for consumers and another step for healthcare advertisers. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article......»»

Category: internetSource:  searchenginelandRelated News14 hr. 28 min. ago

Apple officially unveils its lost item finder, AirTag

Apple today officially unveiled AirTag, its location tracking beacons that can help Apple device owners find lost items through Apple’s “Find My” application. The AirTags themselves are small, rounded tracking devices that can be at.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News14 hr. 28 min. ago

Book: LEVERS – The Framework For Building Repeatability into Your Business

The best businesses are data-driven and metrics-driven. Instead of simply tracking top-line metrics, every person in the organization understands their role, how they impact the business metrics, and how this impacts its larger goals.  One of th.....»»

Category: financeSource:  feldRelated News17 hr. 29 min. ago

How to turn on private browsing on your iPhone or Android device

Here's how to turn on private browsing on Android and iOS phones, helping you to surf the web privately and also avoid saving cookies and your search history......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 57 min. ago

Google Play apps steal texts and pepper you with unauthorized purchases

Google removes eight apps after receiving report from researchers. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Security researchers have uncovered a batch of Google Play apps that stole users’ text messages and made unauthorized purchases on users’ dim.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 57 min. ago

WordPress proposes blocking FLoC by default

It’s estimated that 40% of all sites use WordPress. If the proposal is implemented, that could be a devastating blow to Google’s ad-targeting capabilities. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article......»»

Category: internetSource:  searchenginelandRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Facebook is expanding Spotify partnership with new ‘Boombox’ project

Facebook is deepening its relationship with music company Spotify and will allow users to listen to music hosted on Spotify while browsing through its apps as part of a new initiative called “Project Boombox,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Fitbit’s latest is a $149 ‘luxury’ fitness tracker

It’s been a strange few years for Fitbit. After defining the fitness tracking space, the company was a bit late to the smartwatch trend, but was still able to ride that wave to a rebound. But while watches have received most of the press the now Go.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Years after Google and Apple, Samsung finally gets eSIM working in the US

If you have the Note 20 and T-Mobile, you can finally ditch your plastic SIM card. Enlarge (credit: Samsung) Samsung is finally starting to support eSIM in the US. XDA Developers reports the first working combo is the Galaxy Note 20 and Note.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

“Chrome Memories”—an early look at Google’s UI update to History

The new view is hidden behind a feature flag that defaults to "off" for now. You'll need Chrome Canary to check out Memories—and you'll need to enable an optional flag as well......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Google Translation AI Botches Legal Terms "Enjoin," "Garnish"

Translation tools from Google and other companies could be contributing to significant misunderstanding of legal terms with conflicting meanings such as "enjoin," according to research due to be presented at an academic workshop on Monday. From a rep.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

WordPress To Automatically Disable Google FLoC On Websites

AmiMoJo writes: WordPress announced over the weekend that they plan on treating Google's new FLoC tracking technology as a security concern and hence block it by default on WordPress sites. For some time, browsers have begun to increasingly block thi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021