Google is planning to end support for third-party cookies, which fuel much of the digital advertising ecosystem, in its Chrome browser within two years, as it tries to satisfy increased privacy demands from users. Through the Privacy Sandbox, Google aims to let advertisers still display personalized ads without users giving up too much of their personal data or browser history.
Sony is set to launch the Xperia 2 on the 24th of February at the MCW 2020. The phone might be called the Xperia 5 plus. An invite to a Sony Press Conference has been received by several tech websites with the details of the event not being made available.
Dating apps Grindr, OkCupid, and Tinder are spreading user information like sexual preferences, behavioral data, and precise location to advertising companies in ways that may violate privacy laws, according to a study conducted by the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC). The study also found that Grindr was among the apps with the most glaring privacy issues.
Colocation giant Equinix has acquired bare metal cloud provider ’Packet’ to bolster its edge computing and hybrid cloud proposition for enterprises. The company plans to draw on Packet’s capabilities to speed up the development and delivery of its own edge compute offering, and provide customers with on-demand access to bare metal services to run their own workloads.
A security fix will be sent out by Microsoft Corp. in order to correct a weakness that is deemed as being highly dangerous in its popular Windows operating system according to cyber experts. No details have been discussed by Microsoft ahead of the said update for the operating systems.
Amazon will once again allow third-party sellers to use FedEx Ground and Home delivery services for Prime orders, the e-tailer said Tuesday. It temporarily blocked sellers from doing so last month, because FedEx purportedly wasn’t delivering on time. The relationship between Amazon and FedEx has strained recently as the online shopping giant builds its own rival delivery fleet.