Google restricts data-sharing for ads under EU privacy pressure

Business / Tech Nov 15, 2019

Google restricts data-sharing for ads under EU privacy pressure

Google said it would make changes to its advertising technology to better protect people's privacy following scrutiny by European Union watchdogs. Starting in February, Google will no longer divulge information to participants in its ad auction about the type of content on a website or ...

WhatsApp hacked to spy on top government officials of U.S. allies, sources say

Business Nov 1, 2019

WhatsApp hacked to spy on top government officials of U.S. allies, sources say

Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc.'s WhatsApp to take over users' phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company's investigation. Sources familiar with WhatsApp's internal investigation into the breach said a ...

Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit: sources

Business / Tech Oct 29, 2019

Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit: sources

Google owner Alphabet Inc. has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc., as it eyes a slice of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. While Google has joined other major technology ...