“We believe that each and every customer paying for your internet service has the right to determine how their personal data will be used, on an opt-in basis,” Mozilla, the Internet Society, PublicKnowledge and others said in an open letter to the CEOs of T-Mobile AT&T and Verizon.
Invisible pixels used to track email activity are now an “endemic” issue that breaches our privacy, analysts suggest. Critics suggest the practice is marketing gone too far.
The European Parliament is being investigated by the European Data Protection Supervisor after allegations that its COVID testing website didn’t meet EU privacy standards.
Tim Berners-Lee wants to put people in control of their personal data. He has technology and a start-up pursuing that goal. Can he succeed?
Firefox 85 will ship with a feature named Network Partitioning as a new form of anti-tracking protection.
Apple said this week that it declined to implement 16 new web technologies (Web APIs) in Safari because they posed a threat to user privacy by opening new avenues for user fingerprinting. Apple claims that the 16 Web APIs above would allow online advertisers and data analytics firms to create scripts that fingerprint users and […]
New study suggests that many websites are navigating around GDPR by tailoring the design of their cookie consent tools and using dark patterns to provide a misleading veneer of a consent agreement. According to the researchers, the study illustrates “the extent to which illegal practices prevail, with vendors of CMPs turning a blind eye to […]
Mark Zuckerberg’s long-promised “Clear History” button is finally launched globally. Facebook has been determined to give people privacy controls while they’re on the social network. On Tuesday, it rolled out a long-promised tool designed to give them control beyond the social network. While it had slow rollouts around the world, starting last August, it should […]