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Apple’s App Tracking Transparency may not be strong enough

Apple introduced App Tracking Transparency last year which prohibits app developers from tracking users' activity across different apps without their explicit consent. Privacy advocates applauded the initiative. Facebook warned that it would bring down targeted advertising companies. Research published last week shows that App Tracking Transparency does not always prevent the collection of surreptitious personal...

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Belgian Data Protection Authority: Central standard for cookie banners unlawful

The Belgian data protection authority Autorité de protection des données (APD) has declared a central standard for online advertising to be inadmissible under data protection law. It has imposed a fine of 250,000 euros on the advertising organization IAB Europe. In addition, the IAB was asked to delete all collected data. Because the decision was...

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What are personal information management systems (PIMS)?

Technology advancements, including the rise in data mining, the widespread use of smartphones and tablets, as well as improvements in internet connectivity have made the world data-rich. Personal data has seen a tremendous increase in its economic and social value. Informational capitalism, sometimes called surveillance capitalism, has emerged as a new type of value creation...

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Smart devices spy on you – 2 computer scientists explain how the Internet of Things can violate your privacy

Have you ever felt a creeping sensation that someone’s watching you? Then you turn around and you don’t see anything out of the ordinary. Depending on where you were, though, you might not have been completely imagining it. There are billions of things sensing you every day. They are everywhere, hidden in plain sight –...

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