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FTC to ban Avast from selling browsing data for advertising purposes

Bleeping Computer

million and ban the company from selling the users' web browsing data or licensing it for advertising purposes. [.] Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will order Avast to pay $16.5

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New 'VietCredCare' Stealer Targeting Facebook Advertisers in Vietnam

The Hacker News

Facebook advertisers in Vietnam are the target of a previously unknown information stealer dubbed VietCredCare at least since August 2022.

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Meta faces EU ban on Facebook, Instagram targeted advertising

Bleeping Computer

The European Data Protection Board has extended the temporary ban on targeted advertising on Facebook and Instagram, imposed by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (DPA) in July. [.]

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FTC charged Avast with selling users’ browsing data to advertising companies

Security Affairs

The antivirus firm is accused of selling the data to advertising companies without user consent. According to the complaint, the cybersecurity firm was advertising its products as privacy-friendly. million and order to stop selling or licensing any web browsing data for advertising purposes. FTC will also fine Avast $16.5

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Smart-Advertising Company Gains Visibility into Cloud Data

Security Boulevard

Visibility into the data stored within your cloud ecosystem is vital for cloud data security … The post Smart-Advertising Company Gains Visibility into Cloud Data appeared first on Laminar. The post Smart-Advertising Company Gains Visibility into Cloud Data appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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The end looms for Meta's behavioural advertising in Europe

Malwarebytes

After having taken Meta to task for various privacy violations and data breaches, Meta is now having to provide European users with a way to opt out of behavioural advertising. As The Record explains , behavioural advertising typically involves the display of adverts customised by someone’s browsing habits and / or app usage.

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Google advertisements turning into malware spreading platforms

CyberSecurity Insiders

The post Google advertisements turning into malware spreading platforms appeared first on Cybersecurity Insiders. A mechanism to warn online users against such fraudulent websites is already in place and Microsoft has alerted all Windows users as soon as they come across such malevolent URLs.