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News and information from the Advent IM team.

Ireland’s evasive response to a major security complaint filed against Google’s adtech the year the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into application is the target of a new lawsuit that accuses the Data Protection Commission (DPC) of years of inaction over what the complainants assert is “the largest data breach ever.” At […]

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Google to acquire cybersecurity firm Mandiant for $5.4 billion

Google is to purchase cybersecurity firm Mandiant for $5.4 billion, hoping to boost its cloud security solutions as companies are facing a flood of cyberattacks on their systems. The Mandiant deal is Google’s second-largest transaction ever, behind its $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola a decade ago. Google says the acquisition will enable its cloud unit […]

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Google moves to make Android apps more private

Google’s plan to limit data tracking on its Chrome browser has been extended to cover apps on its Android-based smartphones. Its so-called Privacy Sandbox project aims to curb the amount of user data that advertisers can gather. Rival Apple now forces app developers to ask permission from users before tracking them. The news will be […]

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Hackers exploit Google Docs comment feature in new phishing campaign

This is an appealing technique for attackers whose malicious messages are delivered by Google Attackers are abusing the comment feature in Google Docs to deliver malicious links to unsuspecting users, a new analysis by researchers at Check Point-owned Avanan has revealed. In a detailed report published on Thursday, the researchers said they had noticed the […]

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BLOG POST: Lloyd v. Google Class Action by Liam Walker

  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
  • General

On 10th November 2021, the UK Supreme Court handed down a highly anticipated judgment in the case of Lloyd v Google. The case brought by Mr Lloyd was a representative action on behalf of several millions of individuals who were allegedly subjected to the use of unlawful Google advertising cookies in their Safari browsers and […]

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