Facebook stock drops after company warns Apple’s privacy changes to have bigger Q3 impact

Facebook today provided an update on how Apple’s privacy changes have impacted its ad business. The company had already warned investors during its second quarter earnings that it expected to feel an even more significant impact in its ad targeting business by Q3. This morning, it reiterated that point, but also noted that it had […]

Facebook warned over ‘very small’ indicator LED on smart glasses, as EU DPAs flag privacy concerns

Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe has raised concerns about a pair of ‘smart’ Ray-Ban sunglasses the tech giant is now selling. The glasses include a face-mounted camera which can be used to take pictures and short videos with a verbal cue. Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) said Friday that it’s asked the tech giant […]

WhatsApp Gets End-to-End Encrypted Chat Backups

WhatsApp, the communications app used across the globe, is implementing end-to-end encrypted chat backups for users, meaning more security for your conversations, as well as a place to store and retrieve conversations in a secure fashion. Facebook’s engineering staff wrote a detailed post on how this works for WhatsApp, and honestly, it’s all above my … Continued

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UK offers cash for CSAM detection tech targeted at e2e encryption

The UK government is preparing to spend over half a million dollars to encourage the development of detection technologies for child sexual exploitation material (CSAM) that can be bolted on to end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms to scan for the illegal material, as part of its ongoing policy push around Internet and child safety. In a […]