• Google To Stop Including Information About Publishers' Content In Auctions
    In a move Google is framing as protective of privacy, the company says it will stop including information about the type of material on a publisher's page in the bid requests it sends to buyers participating in Google auctions.
  • Advocates Blast IAB Over 'Bad Faith' Interpretation Of California Privacy Law
    "We are disappointed that IAB appears to adopt contorted legal interpretations of the CCPA in order to avoid making any meaningful changes to the ad tech data sharing practices that were the fundamental motivation behind the law," Consumer Reports and other groups write.
  • Privacy Watchdogs Seek To Expand Californians' Opt-Out Rights
    "Surveillance-based adtech is one of the greatest menaces to consumer data privacy," privacy groups say in a letter asking Alastair Mactaggart to beef up a proposed ballot initiative.
  • Facebook Wants Supreme Court To Intervene In Biometric Privacy Battle
    Facebook is asking a federal appellate court to put a biometric privacy lawsuit on hold until the Supreme Court decides whether to intervene.
  • Facebook Won't Ban Political Ads Or Censor Politicians, Zuckerberg Says
    "We think people ought to be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying," Facebook CEO Zuckerberg said Thursday
  • Facebook Lets Trump Smear Biden In Ad
    The social networking platform says it won't vet political ads because it doesn't want to "referee political debates."
  • Twitter Removes Trump's Nickelback Meme
    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump swiped at former Vice President Joe Biden by tweeting an edited video snippet of Nickelback's "Photograph."
  • Advocates Seek To Toughen California Privacy Law
    Real estate developer Alastair Mactaggart has unveiled a new ballot initiative that would beef up California's privacy law by making it harder for companies to use "sensitive" data for advertising.
  • IAB Tech Lab Fleshes Out Plan To Target People Without Cookies
    The IAB Tech Lab wants to move from a system that relies on cookies to one that relies on "identifiers" provided by browser developers.
  • Republican Senators Take Aim At Facebook's Fact Checkers
    Senator Josh Hawley is among the loudest voices complaining that tech companies "censor" people based on political views. But it appears that what Hawley really wants is to be the censor himself.
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