Are the headwinds finally hitting all those ad-based businesses? and other privacy and security news

Privacy


Meta’s ‘regulatory headwinds’ and adtech’s privacy reckoning cause major value loss:


The NSO story continues:


There are other privacy vulnerabilities:


Website fined by German court for leaking visitor's IP address via Google Fonts - the dynamic linking of web services is a huge and completely opaque privacy hole!


The wrong data privacy strategy could cost you billions -- using differential privacy to eliminate re-identification could be key.


As we’re getting used to having to live with Covid - Apple’s Face ID with a Mask works so well, it might end password purgatory



Security


The big security hack last week: A $320 Million Crypto Hack Sends the DeFi World Reeling


And more vulnerabilities were announced:


Facebook gives non-US users less protection from harmful content to save money: Haugen


Microsoft Defender for Endpoint now spots unpatched bugs in iOS and Android devices




Regulation


Bipartisan action gets results:


And there’s more …


FCC proposal would prevent spam callers from leaving ringless voicemails on your cellphone stopping a huge annoyance


Meanwhile, Europe has not been idle either:

Software defects: German government plans to hold manufacturers liable Pretty much all software EULAs and services terms of service reject the provider’s liability in the case of negligence. – If the German government can pull this off, it would be a revolution!

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