Companies must limit child data collection; stop targeted ads

A federal court in California issued a broad ruling that affects Disney, ViacomCBS and tens of thousands of gaming apps, which must now limit data they collect on children ages up to 13. They will also be prohibited from using behaviorally targeted ads other than contextual ads based on app content.

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IT’S THE LAW (04/20/2021)

April 20, 2021

Australia’s federal court ruling against Google location setting may set a precedent for court cases and laws worldwide. Google denies wrongdoing, but Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) claims Google misled consumers into believing their personal location on Android could be turned off at setup via Location History. In fact, a setting for “Web & App Activity” accesses location by default and customers were not informed. The ACCC seeks a series of penalties and  compliance orders as part of settlement.

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Grammarly Raises $200 Million to Help People Write Better

November 24, 2021

If robots wrote the news, would they write about other robots?  I ask because there’s been a suspicious burst of items about AI-powered writing tools, just when live journalists might have set things on autopilot so they could sneak out early for the holiday.  Top of the list: writing-suggestion platform Grammarly just raised $200 million at a $13 billion valuation, doubling total funding to $400 million.

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