• New York Mulls Tough Privacy Law
    The New York Privacy Act would require companies to obtain users' express consent before drawing on personal data -- including web browsing and search queries -- for ad targeting.
  • Behavioral Advertising's Benefits To Publishers Are Overstated, New Study Suggests
    A large publisher increased revenue by just 4% when users' cookies were available.
  • Parents Can Proceed With Privacy Suit Over Mobile Gaming Apps
    Citing shifting privacy norms, a federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit claiming that mobile game developers and ad-tech companies violate children's privacy by harvesting their data for ad targeting.
  • Russian 'News' Agency Battles Facebook Over Account Removals
    "By blocking FAN's Facebook account and deleting the contents on its web-based platform, Facebook engaged in content-based restrictions of free speech," the "news" operation argues in new court papers
  • Google To Offer New Anti-Tracking Tools
    The Chrome browser will soon enable consumers to easily block cookies from ad -tech companies.
  • Facebook May Agree To New Supervision To Settle With FTC
    Facebook may create a new privacy committee and hire an outside expert to evaluate compliance, in order to settle an investigation into its data-sharing practices.
  • California May Defang New Privacy Law
    Last year, California lawmakers passed the toughest privacy law in the country. Now, legislators may be having second thoughts.
  • Facebook Caught Scraping 1.5 Million Users' Contacts
    Add another debacle to the long list of Facebook's privacy snafus: The company reportedly obtained and uploaded email contacts of 1.5 million users -- without asking them first.
  • 'Dark Patterns' Bill Would Prohibit Duping People Into Ceding Privacy
    The Deceptive Experiences To Online Users Reduction Act would prohibit large platforms from using so-called "dark patterns" in their privacy policy interfaces.
  • Facebook Delivers Ads Based On Race And Gender Stereotypes, Researchers Say
    Facebook's ad-delivery system sends ads to particular individuals based on whether the ads will be "relevant" to them. That determination can turn on stereotypes, a new paper says.
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