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The rise of creepy AI surveillance, ChatGPT’s first leak, and more ads. AdGuard’s digest
In this edition of AdGuard’s news digest: ChatGPT exposes personal data, Instagram adds even more ads, a CIA-funded firm manages patient records, France is close to allowing AI-based surveillance, another US state gets its own privacy law, while police are increasingly turning to facial recognition tech.

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  • ChatGPT leaks chats and payment info in first major data breach
  • Instagram is giving you something no one asked for: more ads
  • UK hospitals reportedly told to share data with US spytech firm
  • Liberté, égalité, surveillance: France is legalizing AI-powered monitoring system
  • US police increasingly rely on facial recognition tech
  • Another US state now has comprehensive data privacy law
 

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Genesis meets its end, OpenAI on the ropes, Google copies Apple, and more leaky apps. AdGuard’s digest
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: ChatGPT looks at a first defamation lawsuit and more regulatory woes, dark web marketplace selling stolen credentials implodes, alcohol recovery platforms leak data to advertisers, as Google gives users more control over in-app data.

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  • Italy sets conditions for ChatGPT’s return, and they are all about privacy
  • Hey AI bot, see you in court! Whistleblower mayor claims ChatGPT defamed him
  • Alcohol recovery startups spill user data to advertisers
  • ‘Cookie monsters’ bust dark web site that peddled stolen credentials
  • Google makes it easier to delete your app account and data
 

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AdGuard’s digest: ChatGPT’s new privacy feature, Edge’s leak, VPN raid, Telegram faces local ban
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: ChatGPT makes it easier to opt out of AI model training, Microsoft’s Edge browser leaks users’ web history, a popular VPN goes head-to-head with the police, an AI chatbot reveals a napalm recipe, Twitter makes a new demand of advertisers, as Telegram gets banned.

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  • Edge caught leaking users’ browsing history to Bing
  • Under regulatory pressure, ChatGPT simplifies privacy controls
  • Police raid a VPN but (reportedly) leave empty-handed
  • AI chatbot teaches users how to make napalm and cook meth
  • Twitter wants to improve ads quality… buy forcing advertisers to pay up
  • Brazil blocks Telegram over failure to share user data
 

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AdGuard’s digest: WhatsApp and Brave boost privacy, hackers exploit Facebook ads, Toyota leaks again
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: WhatsApp, Brave and Google offer new tools to help you take control over your data, Meta lets hackers impersonate itself and run scam ads, as Toyota exposes years of car location data.

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  • WhatsApp lets you hide your chats from prying eyes
  • Brave to prevent sites from re-identifying you
  • Google will scan dark web for your email… if you want
  • Meta allows hijacked Facebook pages, including fake ‘Meta,’ to run ads
  • Toyota’s 10-year-long leak: 2.15 million car locations revealed
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Meta’s record GDPR fine, Amazon’s spying, VPN leak, and OpenAI’s warning
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: Amazon to fork out $30 million for privacy violations, Meta is hit with a record fine for playing fast and loose with EU user data, a popular free VPN leaks sensitive information, Mozilla makes an uncharacteristic blunder, and OpenAI’s boss issues a dire warning.

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  • Amazon to pay $30 million for Alexa and Ring privacy breaches
  • Mozilla blunders with VPN ad, then issues apology
  • Not so ‘super’: SuperVPN leaks 360 million sensitive records online
  • OpenAI’s boss warns of ‘extinction risk’ coming from AI
  • $1.3 billion: Meta hit with record privacy fine
 

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AdGuard’s Digest: US govt. admits personal data buying, Apple does privacy as Google in hot water
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: Apple unveils new privacy and security features, a popular fitness app poses privacy risks, US intelligence comes clean about how exactly they spy on Americans, Google’s AI-powered chatbot Bard is not welcome in the EU, and the European Commission threatens to chop up Google’s ad tech business.

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  • Popular running app can lead strangers to your home, study claims
  • Bard gets red light in the EU: Google’s AI chatbot hits a privacy roadblock
  • Open secret: US government admits buying Americans’ personal data
  • Apple delights users with a slew of new privacy and security features
  • EU Commision wants to take an ax to Google’s adtech empire
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Google may owe you money, spy app hacked, AI’s artwork banned, DuckDuckGo presents its browser
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: an adtech giant fined for profiling users without their consent, Google may owe you (a little) money, a phone tracking app suffers a data breach, AI-generated music and games get shunned, as DuckDuckGo brings its privacy-focused browser to Windows.

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  • Google agrees to settle a privacy suit, and you may get a cut
  • French adtech giant fined $44 mln over profiling users for ads
  • Duck gets its done: DuckDuckGo brings its privacy-focused browser to Windows
  • Popular spyware app is hacked, or when 'bad guys' come after bad guys
  • AI-generated artwork gets pushbacks from Grammys and Steam
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Bard lands in EU, Google goes all in on data-scraping, tax sites abuse privacy, EU and US have a deal
In this edition of the AdGuard digest: Google’s AI chatbot comes to the EU after a privacy hiccup, Shutterstock satisfies OpenAI’s appetite for data, tax filing sites leak personal data, the EU and US take another shot at a data transfer deal, as Google’s replacement for tracking cookies comes under scrutiny in France.

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  • Google’s Bard AI chatbot launches in EU after privacy delay
  • Tax prep sites leak sensitive user data to Meta and Google
  • Shutterstock allows OpenAI to train AI on its images for 6 more years
  • Google’s replacement for tracking cookies requires consent, says watchdog
  • Google hit with lawsuit after saying it will scrape all Internet to train AI
  • US and EU agree on deal to transfer personal data across Atlantic
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Apple’s tracking trouble, AI detector’s demise, OpenAI chief’s eye-scanning quest
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: France probes Apple for tracking users, OpenAI scraps its AI text detection tool, hospitals get alerted about Meta’s and Google’s data collection, OpenAI CEO’s side hustle sparks privacy concerns, all while Google and Apple team up to stop unwanted AirTag tracking.

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  • France probes Apple for abusing its position to track users
  • OpenAI drops its AI text detection tool due to poor accuracy
  • US agencies warn hospitals: Don’t let Meta and Google spy on your patients’ data
  • OpenAI boss’ iris scanning project sparks privacy concerns
  • Your Android phone will (finally) alert you if you’re being tracked
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Meta on the back foot, India’s privacy law, Google’s incognito mode suit

In this edition of AdGuard’s Digest: Meta’s surveillance-fueled ads face pushback in the EU, Google gives users more data controls, while its attempt to stop ‘incognito mode’ lawsuit fails, TikTok-linked app (allegedly) collects biometric data without consent, India adopts privacy law, as connected cars become first target of California’s privacy watchdog.

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  • Meta fights Norway’s fine over surveillance-based ads, as pressure increases
  • Google makes it easier to wipe your personal data off search
  • California privacy watchdog takes on data-hungry cars
  • TikTok-linked app accused of collecting biometric data without consent
  • Lawsuit accusing Google of tracking in ‘Incognito mode’ goes forward
  • India inches closer to having its own privacy law
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Social media lose grip on EU users, OpenAI blocked from data scraping, porn ID law stopped
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: EU users get a chance to kick social media addiction, Twitter’s appetite for personal information is growing, WhatsApp will make your device ID harder to track, major news outlets declare war on OpenAI, privacy-hostile porn verification law won’t be enforced, for now.

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  • EU users offered a choice to escape the social media trap
  • X (formerly Twitter) to collect biometric and job data from users
  • WhatsApp’s new feature to make calling more private
  • Major news outlets tell OpenAI to stay away from their sites
  • Judge blocks Texas from enforcing controversial porn law
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Reddit becomes more ad-friendly, US spy law threatens privacy, as Apple urged to open up
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: Reddit removes some opt-out options for ads, Amazon puts security behind paywall, Apple is under pressure to open up its closed ecosystem, government watchdog wants to change the old US surveillance law, Meta seeks to (somewhat) unbundle Threads from Instagram.

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  • Reddit removes opt-out option for ad personalization
  • Amazon locks some of Alexa’s security features behind paywall
  • EU urges Apple to finally open its walled garden to rivals
  • US watchdog suggests curbing warrantless surveillance… at long last
  • Threads to let users delete accounts without losing Instagram
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Data brokers, slot machines, UFO hunting, and new Google privacy option
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: California residents will be able to request all data brokers to delete their data at once, TikTok is accused of being as addictive as gambling, Amazon launches a surveillance-friendly competition, US officials are found to be illegally spying on Americans (again), Google facilitates browsing history deletion.

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  • One click to delete: New law allows Californians to remove all their data from data brokers
  • US state says TikTok is akin to addictive ‘slot machine’ for kids
  • Amazon wants you to spy on your neighbors and calls it ‘UFO hunting’
  • New report, but same old tale: US officials revealed to have illegally spied on users
  • Google makes it easier to erase your most recent browsing history
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Google pays Apple, X wants to replace your bank, YouTube’s ad blocking detection faces a privacy challenge
In this edition of AdGuard’s Digest: report reveals how much Google pays Apple, a controversial ‘anti-encryption’ bill becomes law, X wants to be your bank, YouTube faces a surprise challenge, OpenAI is preoccupied with doomsday thoughts.

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  • Google paid Apple $18 bn to remain iPhone’s default search engine
  • UK’s ‘anti-encryption’ bill becomes law
  • Musk wants you to ditch your bank in favor of X
  • YouTube, in war with ad blockers, faces an unexpected privacy challenge
  • OpenAI will investigate chemical, biological, and nuclear threats posed by AI
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Automakers get the green light to harvest private texts, Apple throws in the towel, YouTube’s privacy woes mount
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: Court rules it’s OK for automakers to read your texts, Apple resigns to opening up its ecosystem, more privacy activists challenge YouTube over its anti-adblock stance, as WhatsApp introduces a privacy-protecting feature.

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  • Automakers have the right to collect your private texts… apparently
  • Apple gives up, hints it’ll open up iPhones to third-party stores in EU
  • Privacy challenge to YouTube’s crackdown on ad blockers gains steam
  • WhatsApp lets you hide your IP address from your contacts
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Apple embraces RCS, porn ad mocks YouTube, Google’s secret deal and X’s sad tale
In this edition of AdGuard’s Digest: Apple reverses course on Rich Communication Service (RCS), YouTube’s flawed moderation policies are exposed, a super sweet deal between Spotify and Google is revealed, and Elon Musk’s X flushes privacy down the drain.

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  • Apple gives up ground in the ‘bubble war’: RCS is coming to iPhones
  • Porn ad sneaks into YouTube videos amid crackdown on ad blockers
  • Spotify pays almost NOTHING in fees to Google as part of secret deal
  • X, formerly Twitter, apparently couldn't care less for privacy
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Facebook's data collection scale exposed, OpenAI courts military, Apple's 'outrageous' cut
In this edition of AdGuard digest: report reveals why Facebook knows every little detail about your life, OpenAI raises concerns by opening itself up to military use, researcher exposes new WhatsApp vulnerability, and Apple is accused of being too greedy.

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  • 2,230 companies, on average, send information about you to Facebook
  • OpenAI is open to work with military, but not on weapons’ development
  • Researcher exposes potential WhatsApp’s privacy issue, Meta shrugs it off
  • Apple slammed for demanding 27% of non-App Store purchases
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Meta snaps at Apple, US privacy is controlled by lobbyists, and new data breaches
In this edition of AdGuard’s digest: Meta is up in arms over Apple’s attempt to spin the EU antitrust law to its own advantage, lobbyists are to blame for weak privacy laws in the US, Uber is to pay for a privacy breach, and AI-powered street surveillance lands an entire city in hot water.

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  • No, thanks: Meta shelves app store plans after Apple’s ‘farcical’ EU rules
  • Lobbyists are shaping state privacy laws in the US, report claims
  • Uber is fined €10M for privacy violations
  • AI-addled surveillance lands a city in trouble
 

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AdGuard’s digest: Data-hungry cars, sneaky Apple breaking web apps, Google’s sex shop privacy claim, and more
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  • ‘Vague’ privacy policies help Toyota to spy on drivers, report claims
  • Apple deliberately breaks support for progressive web apps in the EU
  • Too much info: Woman accuses sex shop of sharing search details with Google
  • US regulator wants deepfakes of regular people to be illegal
 

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AdGuard’s Digest: Avast’s double-dealing, Meta’s ‘smokescreen’ privacy fee, and push alerts risks
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  • Avast abused its privacy-protecting software to sell people’s data
  • Meta’s privacy fee is ‘smokescreen’ to hide illegal data collection, EU groups say
  • Push notifications — police’s new favorite way to trace you
  • Pornhub is panned for failing to protect “models’” privacy
 

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