Category: Internet

Google Touts Privacy Options, but Still Depends on Your Data

Google’s latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it? The tech company has had a complicated relationship with user information in the past. Google’s latest steps offer consumers some additional protections, although it’s unclear how much more secure users will feel. Google unveiled a

Apple Fires Hundreds of Contractors Hired to Listen to Siri Recordings: Report

Apple contractors had earlier revealed that they heard sensitive conversations during grading process As Apple takes the Siri ‘grading’ process in-house over privacy concerns, the Cupertino, California-based company has reportedly laid off 300 contractors in Cork, Ireland. Apple had earlier apologised over the privacy mishaps surrounding Siri and announced that

Tencent-Backed China Firm, Russia’s Mail.ru Said to Tie Up for Gaming Growth

Tencent-backed Chinese video game publisher iDreamSky Technology Holdings and Russian tech firm Mail.ru Group are forming an alliance, in a move that will help Mail.ru expand its gaming footprint in China, two sources said. The partnership will see the two companies collaborate to publish games and make investments in Asian

Amazon Under EU Antitrust Fire Over Use of Merchant Data

Amazon’s use of merchants’ data triggered an EU antitrust investigation on Wednesday, as regulatory concerns mount around the world on how tech giants exploit customer information to reinforce their market power. US tech firms Amazon, Google, and Facebook have been in the regulatory spotlight as antitrust enforcers examine how they use data to shut

Facebook Rolls Out New Rules for Political Advertising Globally

Facebook has rolled out its transparency tools globally for advertisers wanting to place ads about social issues, elections or politics. The social networking platform already requires that advertisers get authorised and add disclaimers to political ads in over 50 countries and territories, including in India. “Now we’re expanding proactive enforcement