Privacy Digest 25/23

How Tech Industry Leaders Manage Your Data

Take your time between the years and delve into the Ghostery Annual Privacy Review 2024, examining how tech industry leaders handle your data and the evolving landscape of digital privacy.

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Google settles $5bn lawsuit for 'private mode' tracking

Alphabet's Google has agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming it secretly tracked the internet use of millions of people who thought they were doing their browsing privately. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland, California, put a scheduled Feb. 5, 2024 trial in the proposed class action on hold on Thursday, after lawyers for Google and for consumers said they had reached a preliminary settlement.

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Google will turn off third-party tracking for some Chrome users soon

Google’s plan to implement a new Tracking Protection feature in Chrome begins in January with the intention to completely disable third-party cookies in the second half of 2024.

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Your Smart TV Knows What You’re Watching

"The most popular smart TVs sold today use automatic content recognition (ACR), a kind of ad surveillance technology that collects data on everything you view and sends it to a proprietary database to identify what you’re watching and serve you highly targeted ads." Here’s a guide by The Markup on how to turn off automated content recognition on smart TVs that tracks what you’re watching.

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