Tag: Google

Google’s Location Tracking Violates 2011 Order, Privacy Group Tells FTC

A privacy group said in a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission on Friday that Google has violated the terms of a 2011 settlement because of practices exposed in an Associated Press report this week. The Electronic Privacy Information Center said in the letter to the FTC that Google’s recording of time-stamped location

As Google, Facebook Dominate Online Advertising, Independent Ad Firms Struggle: Report

The dominance of Google and Facebook of digital advertising has led to the number of independent and smaller ad tech companies falling 21 percent since 2013 to 185 in the second quarter of 2018, the media reported. According to a report in The New York Times on Sunday, venture capital money going into ad-tech

Google Pixel 3 XL Spotted in the Wild, Specifications Tipped on AnTuTu, Retail Box Components Leaked

Google’s upcoming models for its Pixel series have been leaked extensively and now fresh images show the Pixel 3 XL in a working condition, its retail box, and its internal components as well. The images reveal that the Pixel 3 XL will continue to sport a single rear camera setup, a rear fingerprint

Android 9 Pie Released With Gesture-Based Navigation System, Adaptive Battery: How to Download

Android 9 Pie, the next iteration in the Android family, has now been officially released. The latest Android version comes after the debut of five developer preview builds of Android P that are claimed to have been tested by more than 140,000 beta testers till date. Google also earlier this year announced its partnership with seven OEMs (original equipment manufacturers)

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Alleged Screen Protectors Show Notch, Front Facing Speakers

Pixel 3 was recently confirmed to be the name of Google’s next flagship smartphone, courtesy an AOSP(Android Open Source Project) commit. Now, a new leak with alleged screen protectors has surfaced online that apparently gives us a look at the front panel of the upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Interestingly enough, according to

EU GDPR Rollout: Complaints Against Google, Facebook Under New Privacy Law

A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Starting Friday, companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with new rules

Microsoft Pledges to Extend EU Data Rights Worldwide

Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new regulations there. That’s in contrast to some of its tech rivals, who are hedging on how much privacy protections will change for Americans and other non-Europeans. Microsoft’s move means no matter where you

Google Working on Standalone AR Headset With Cameras and Voice Input: Report

Google is reportedly working on a standalone Augmented Reality (AR) headset, codenamed Google A65, according to documents obtained by German news site. The Mountain View firm is said to be working with Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta on the AR headset, the same company that was involved in the production of the Pixel C tablet

Google Chrome to Phase Out ‘Secure’ Badge for HTTPS Sites Starting September

Starting September, Google Chrome will begin phasing out of the green “Secure” badge for all HTTPS sites. The latest development will not affect sites that are currently using the HTTP standard. This means that as announced previously, with version 68 in July, Chrome will begin marking all HTTP sites as “Not secure” in the