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5:55 pm on Sep 4, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Brave Browser has submitted data to the Irish Data Regulator in the E.U. claiming Google uses hidden web pages to skip past E.U. privacy regulations, according to a report in the Financial Times.

According to Financial Times, Brave‘s chief policy officer Johnny Ryan discovered Google‘s alleged secret web pages after tracking his data as it was traded on Google‘s advertising exchange Authorized Buyers, formally known as DoubleClick.

Ryan’s evidence reportedly shows Google had “labelled him with an identifying tracker that it fed to third-party companies that logged on to a hidden web page.”


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More commentary here:
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5:36 pm on Sept 6, 2019 (gmt 0)

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It'll be interesting to see if this actually gets anywhere.

Tracking really is something people are finally waking up to, and big business is well aware of that, and becoming much smarter with the techniques.

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These issues are becoming more newsworthy with each passing month. EU and USA governments are digging deeper with each "news cycle".
12:38 am on Sept 14, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Darn it, I saw the topic header and thought it was a new Disney movie about the Little Browser that Could :(
 

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