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ThreatList: Google’s Advertising Network Dominates Global Data Collection


With DoubleClick, Analytics and AdWords under its belt, Google continues dominating when it comes to global data collection for advertising, a new report found.

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Apple Fined $8.0M in France for Data Collecting Issues

Heimadal Security

Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the French data protection authority, fined Apple €8,000,000 ($8.5M) for collecting user data without the user’s consent. The data was used to better target advertising in the App Store. The post Apple Fined $8.0M


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The end looms for Meta's behavioural advertising in Europe


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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Grindr fined for selling user data to advertisers


million fine by Norwegian regulator Datatilsynet for sharing data with advertisers. Grindr—which call itself the world’s largest social networking app for gay, bi, trans, and queer people—sold data which includes GPS, IP address, age, and gender. Shared data. Dating network Grindr has been slapped with a US$7.7

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Poland and Lithuania fear that data collected via FaceApp could be misused

Security Affairs

Many security experts are warning of the risks of using the popular app, threat actors could be potentially interested in data collected by FaceApp. He pointed out that most of the photos collected by the users are deleted from its servers within 48 hours and that is not used for other purposes. Pierluigi Paganini.

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Why You Should Opt Out of Sharing Data With Your Mobile Provider

Krebs on Security

A new breach involving data from nine million AT&T customers is a fresh reminder that your mobile provider likely collects and shares a great deal of information about where you go and what you do with your mobile device — unless and until you affirmatively opt out of this data collection.

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Facebook's Download-Your-Data Tool Is Incomplete

Schneier on Security

Privacy International has the details : Key facts: Despite Facebook claim, "Download Your Information" doesn't provide users with a list of all advertisers who uploaded a list with their personal data. As a user this means you can't exercise your rights under GDPR because you don't know which companies have uploaded data to Facebook.