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Attorney General Indicted For Fraud Leads 49 Other AGs In A Probe Of Google

Google has more possible legal trouble with government regulators. This time it’s a probe backed by attorneys general from 48 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Alabama and California have opted not to participate.  Today, Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, held a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, announcing […]

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Google Accused Of Sharing Personal Data With Advertisers Without Users Knowledge

Brave, a privacy-focused web browser, just alleged that Google is using hidden web pages to feed personal data of its users to advertisers. This new evidence of Google’s circumventing EU privacy regulations to collect personal data has been submitted by Brave for an investigation by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission.  In a report by The Financial Times, Johnny Ryan, […]

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YouTube’s AI Has Removed A Lot Of Content For Hate Speech, But It May Be The Wrong Content They Are Removing

In a blog post, YouTube says it has removed over 100,000 videos and more than 17,000 channels from April to June for violating its new hate speech rules. This is five times more than YouTube removed in the previous three months. The company also took down over 500 million comments for hate speech. YouTube attributed […]

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Using Plugin Vulnerabilities, A Hacker Group Is Creating WordPress Admin Accounts

A group of hackers is using vulnerabilities in over ten WordPress plugins to create admin accounts on WordPress sites. The attacks are an escalation of a hacking campaign that started last month. In the past attacks, the hackers exploited vulnerabilities in these same plugins and planted malicious code on websites. This code would show popup ads […]