Google Vows Not to Use Fitbit Data For Advertising

In an effort to prevent the EU from challenging its Fitbit deal, Google has committed to not using Fitbit data in its advertising.

California Begins Enforcing New Privacy Law

Following a six month grace period, California has begun enforcing its new privacy regulation, effective July 1.

Google Accused of Tracking EU Users

Austrian privacy advocate Max Schrems has levied a complaint against Google, accusing the search giant of tracking users and passing the info to advertisers.

Twitter Disables User Control of Advertising Data

Twitter took a big step backward in its efforts to protect user privacy, eliminating user control over data used for advertising.

Coronavirus: EU Asks Netflix to Throttle Video

In an effort to ease the strain on internet infrastructure, the European Union is asking that Netflix stream video to standard definition when necessary.

Canada Undecided On Huawei, Will Not ‘Get Bullied’

Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Navdeep Bains, has said the country will not be pressured into make a decision on Huawei.

EU Moving Forward to Unify Phone Chargers Over Apple’s Objections

The European Union (EU) “lawmakers voted 582-40 in favor of a resolution to spur action by the Commission on a single charging solution for smartphones,” according to AppleInsider. Two weeks ago EU regulators issued a statement detailing their intention to…

EU Considering A Five-Year Ban On Facial Recognition In Public

Politico is reporting that the European Union (EU) is considering banning facial recognition in public areas for up to five years. Facial recognition is quickly becoming the latest battleground in the fight over user privacy. Some countries, such as China,…

Google Finds A Way To Profit From EU Antitrust Ruling—At Bing’s Expense

Last March Google was fined a record $5 billion by the EU over antitrust charges related to the company tying its browser and search engine to the Android OS. It appears the company has found a way to abide by…

Mozilla Bringing California Privacy Protections To All Firefox Users

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, but Mozilla has vowed to apply its protections to all Firefox users in 2020. CCPA is a law California passed to protect user privacy and give people more…