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Chrome releases ‘heavy ads’ blocker for a better browsing experience
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Chrome releases ‘heavy ads’ blocker for a better browsing experience

Via Digiday Google Chrome has quietly released a feature that would block certain ads if they exceeded a certain amount…
Fertility App Premom, caught sharing user data without consent
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Fertility App Premom, caught sharing user data without consent

Via The Washington Post A fertility app with over 500,000 users was recently discovered to have been sharing data from…
FTC investigating Twitter over misuse of data, fine likely to come
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FTC investigating Twitter over misuse of data, fine likely to come

Via Bloomberg The FTC is investigating Twitter because they used phone number data, originally given to the company for 2FA…
Major companies are leaking emails to advertisers
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Major companies are leaking emails to advertisers

Via the New York Times Companies such as JetBlue, Wish, and most recently, Quibi, were found to be leaking email…
Twitter removes option to limit data sharing with advertisers
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Twitter removes option to limit data sharing with advertisers

Via Mashable Twitter has recently rolled out an update users can’t opt out of. It removes the ability to control…
Facebook stops giving advertisers device-level data
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Facebook stops giving advertisers device-level data

Via AdAge Due to mounting pressure and privacy concerns, Facebook has updated their terms of service and is removing a…
PrivacyTheft: Ad Tracking
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PrivacyTheft: Ad Tracking

Ad tracking is the process of collecting data in order to profile and/or target users with marketing materials, informational persuasion,…
US Senator calls for investigation of ad-blocking companies [The Verge]
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US Senator calls for investigation of ad-blocking companies [The Verge]

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), known for raising various tech and privacy-related issues, asked for an investigation of the online…
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