YouTube joins Facebook and Twitter, disabling accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

August 23, 2019

Google has announced that it has shut down 210 YouTube channels after it discovered that they were behaving “in a coordinated manner.” The YouTube channels were uploading videos “related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong,” and were said to be using a variety of methods (including VPNs) to disguise their origin. Why would such a thing be done? Well, no doubt to influence public opinion. And there’s not necessarily…

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Chrome devs propose Privacy Sandbox to balance ad targeting and user privacy

Google Chrome engineers have announced today a new technical proposal that they hope will help restore the balance between user privacy and ad targeting on the internet. Named the Privacy Sandbox, this is a new open web technology that Google would like to embed in Chrome, but would also like other browsers to adopt. It consists of new APIs that will allow advertisers to show targeted ads, but without having…

August 22, 2019
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Spyware App on Google Play Gets Boot, Returns Days Later

The administrator of your personal data will be Threatpost, Inc., 500 Unicorn Park, Woburn, MA 01801. Detailed information on the processing of personal data can be found in the privacy policy. In addition, you will find them in the message confirming the subscription to the newsletter. Source: https://threatpost.com

August 22, 2019
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