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Digital marketing firms file UK competition complaint against Google’s Privacy Sandbox – TechCrunch

Digital marketing firms file UK competition complaint against Google’s Privacy Sandbox – News

Google’s push to phase out third party tracking cookies — aka its ‘Privacy Sandbox’ initiative — is facing a competition challenge in Europe. A coalition of digital marketing companies announced today that it’s filed a complaint with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), calling for the regulator to block implementation of the Sandbox. The …

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Apple will pay $113M to settle 34-state ‘batterygate’ lawsuit – TechCrunch

Apple will pay $113M to settle 34-state ‘batterygate’ lawsuit – News

Apple has agreed to pay $113 million to 34 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations that it broke consumer protection laws when it systematically downplayed widespread iPhone battery problems in 2016. This is in addition to the half billion the company already paid to consumers over the issue earlier this year and …

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Apple’s IDFA gets targeted in strategic EU privacy complaints – TechCrunch

Apple’s IDFA gets targeted in strategic EU privacy complaints – News

A unique device identifier that Apple assigns to each iPhone for third parties to track users for ad targeting — aka the IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers) — is itself now the target of two new complaints filed by European privacy campaign not-for-profit, noyb. The complaints, lodged with German and Spanish data protection authorities, contend that …

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