POTUS thinks he’s found a cause to unify the left and the right in Congress: Fighting big tech. TMO writer Nick deCourville joins Ken to discuss President Biden’s WSJ call to arms. Then – A rumor about a touchscreen Mac on the horizon. Nick and Ken discuss the merits.
Google Is On the Hook for $392 Million in Largest-Ever US Consumer Privacy Lawsuit
Google has agreed to settle the largest consumer privacy lawsuit in the U.S. It’s agreed to pay out $392 million and change its practices.
A Privacy Lawsuit for Apple and the First Mailbag Monday - TMO Daily Observations 2022-11-14
Security researchers say Apple was/is tracking a lot of App Store activity in iOS 14.6. In the time of iOS 16.1.1, this has led to a lawsuit. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts and Ken talk that over. Plus – Twitter and Emergency SOS via Satellite and Steve Jobs’ sandals make it into Mailbag Monday!
Developers Find Apple May Be Tracking User Data on App Store Through iOS
Reports indicate that Apple may be tracking what a users taps on and interacts with in the official App Store, sending the data to Cupertino.
New 'OG App' Provides Instagram Alternative Without the Meta Clutter
Two developers have created an alternative to Instagram known as the OG App, which aims to remove the clutter found on the official Meta app.
Chief Privacy Officer Jane Horvath to Leave Apple to Work at a Private Law Firm
Apple’s Chief Privacy Officer is about to leave the company to join a law firm that handled Apple’s legal tussle versus Epic Games.
State Privacy Legislation Getting Input from Tech Lobbyists to Push Weaker Protections
A report from “TNW” indicates that many state legislations concerning privacy are being written by tech lobbyists.
[U] DuckDuckGo Working with Microsoft Concerning Browser Privacy
A security expert recently revealed that DuckDuckGo’s browser allows for Microsoft trackers, despite the company’s hard stance on privacy.
Civil Liberties Group Warns of Global Privacy Breach, Google Largest Offender
A civil liberties group warns of a global privacy breach that auctions personal user data. Google is one of the largest offenders.
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Apple Privacy Chief Jane Horvath to Chair Panel
Apple’s chief of global privacy, Jane Horvath, is scheduled to chair a panel at the annual Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference.