Tag: privacy

News and information from the Advent IM team.

The Fallout from Facebook – Mike Gillespie posts

From Advent IM MD, Mike Gillespie This week, following an extensive investigation into charges that Facebook Inc violated a 2012 FTC order by deceiving users about their ability to control the privacy of their personal information, the Federal Trade Commission handed down a $5bn penalty to Facebook.  This is by far the biggest penalty ever […]

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A look at child privacy from Michelle Horton

Thank you to Advent IM Security Consultant, Michelle Horton for this post. A recent headline in the news has caught my attention, “Amazon may be recording kids without consent”. Chapters 3 and 8 of GDPR explain that children have the same rights as adults over personal data and may exercise their rights on their own […]

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Mike has a few words on WhatsApp…

Mike Gillespie has taken to the blog to express his opinion of WhatsApp and the targeting of advertising. So, its official, WhatsApp users will be sent targeted advertising by 2020 It has been on the cards for a while now, indeed some might say that once Facebook acquired Whatsapp it was inevitable.  After all, Facebook […]

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