District of Columbia sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica facial recognition scandal

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Washington DC filed a lawsuit against the Meta CEO, regarding the privacy breach to its users. On Monday, the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, aiming to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica facial recognition company scandal. That scandal involved a privacy breach of the personal data of millions of the social media platform’s users. DC Attorney General Karl Racine filed the civil lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg in the DC Superior Court. In the filing, it accuses Zuckerberg of having a direct role…

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YouTube Go to shut down in August, bringing offline videos to an end

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Google announced that the app will be brought to an end, recommending that users install the main app. Google recently announced that YouTube Go will be shutting down starting in August 2022, after which point videos will not be available for viewing offline. The company recommended that users download the standard app to stream the videos instead. The YouTube Go lightweight application first launched in 2016. Among its most popular features is the offline viewing as well as nearby sharing. The application was developed with emerging markets in mind. Like…

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Google Play launches app data safety section

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The concept is comparable to the Apple “nutrition labels” it shares about mobile apps. Google Play has announced the official launch of its own privacy data safety labels for apps, comparable to the “nutrition labels” through the Apple App Store. The company stated that it would be rolling out the section on a gradual basis across all users. This privacy data safety feature will roll out ahead of the July 20th deadline developers have been given by which to adequately disclose the information collected by their applications, how it is…

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Google announces mobile marketing tracking overhaul for Android

The tech giant intends to completely change its ad targeting, though not for a couple of years. Google has announced that it will be altering its mobile marketing tracking on the Android operating system which runs on billions of devices worldwide. The move is a response to a privacy issue that its top rival Apple has already addressed in iOS. The mobile marketing move has already been made be Apple, which made a similar shift for its iPhones. This strategy to alter ad tracking is the result of rising pressure…

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FBI issues alert over spiking QR codes security problems

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As malicious uses of the popular barcodes sharply rise, the FBI is warning the public to be cautious. QR codes found their place as the pandemic handed the world a sudden need to complete many tasks in a contactless way. However, according to a new FBI warning, cybercriminals are using the popularity of these barcodes to do what they do best: steal, damage and harm. The warning cautions people regarding certain uses that can leave them open to threats. Today, QR codes are so common on menus, event tickets and…

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