Social media giants can now be ordered to remove posts worldwide

Social media giants can now be ordered to remove posts worldwide

Facebook and similar apps and websites can be ordered to take down illegal posts worldwide after a landmark ruling from the EU’s highest court. Platforms may also have to seek out similar examples of the illegal content and remove them, instead of waiting for each to be reported. The European Court of Justice ruling is […]

Google introduces new privacy and security controls

Google introduces new privacy and security controls

Google has made a bunch of updates to its privacy and security options, kicking of Cyber Security Awareness Month by giving users more control over their privacy in Maps, YouTube, and Assistant, while strengthening password security. Maps is getting an incognito mode much like the popular feature that’s been in Google’s Chrome browser since 2008 […]

Telecom and Media Firms Selling Data Are Facing Backlash

Telecom and Media Firms Selling Data Are Facing Backlash

Data privacy battles are heating up now that a group of US senators have asked regulators to investigate how telecom firms sell people’s location data. Earlier this month, Vice’s Motherboard reported that bounty hunters could pinpoint a person’s cellphone after obtaining location data from data resellers. The report led 15 US senators to call for an investigation into […]

GeoEdge Releases Solution for In-App Blocking of Inappropriate Mobile Ads

GeoEdge Releases Solution for In-App Blocking of Inappropriate Mobile Ads

GeoEdge brings mobile security and quality up to speed. Using the same proprietary, patent-pending technology that powers GeoEdge’s widely adopted solutions for the broader web, it detects security issues, inappropriate and offensive ad creative, and user experience issues at the pre-impression level delivered by any of the major mediator SDKs. The tool blocks the bad ad […]

Facebook bans app for data misuse, suspends hundreds more

Facebook bans app for data misuse, suspends hundreds more

Since beginning its investigation into apps connected to its social network, Facebook has banned one and suspended more than 400 of the thousands of apps it has been looking into. This investigation was launched on the back of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the banned app, called ‘myPersonality’, is one of the apps at the […]

Facebook bug made private posts of 14 million users public

Facebook bug made private posts of 14 million users public

A software bug means that up to 14m Facebook users may have unknowingly posted private information to the public, the firm has warned. A glitch that was active between 18 and 22 May set posts to be shared with “everyone”, even if users had previously chosen a more restricted option as their default. Users who […]

Quantcast launches widely available implementation of IAB Europe’s GDPR Transparency & Consent Framework

Quantcast launches widely available implementation of IAB Europe’s GDPR Transparency & Consent Framework

Quantcast, which owns and operates the world’s largest AI-driven audience insights platform for the open internet, announced the launch of Quantcast Choice. Available from May 15 for free, Quantcast Choice is the first widely available implementation of the IAB Europe’s Transparency and Consent Framework. The product has been in beta since February and is already […]

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