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ICYMI: Oct 26 - Nov 1
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ICYMI: Oct 26 - Nov 1

ICYMI: Oct 26 - Nov 1

ICYMI is posted every Monday recapping privacy news over the last week from around the web.


Brave browser first to nix CNAME deception, the sneaky DNS trick used by marketers to duck privacy controls

The Brave web browser will soon block CNAME cloaking, a technique used by online marketers to defy privacy controls designed to prevent the use of third-party cookies.

Very cool but not enough to change my mind about recommending Brave.


Mall real estate company collected 5 million images of shoppers, say privacy watchdogs

The real estate company behind some of Canada's most popular shopping centres embedded cameras inside its digital information kiosks at 12 shopping malls in major Canadian cities to collect millions of images — and used facial recognition technology without customers' knowledge or consent — according to a new investigation by the federal, Alberta and B.C. privacy commissioners.

"Shoppers had no reason to expect their image was being collected by an inconspicuous camera, or that it would be used, with facial recognition technology, for analysis," said federal Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien in a statement.

"The lack of meaningful consent was particularly concerning given the sensitivity of biometric data, which is a unique and permanent characteristic of our body and a key to our identity."

They claim they didn't store any images or information but who believes that?


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