• Google eyes privacy-friendly substitute to cookies

    Google eyes privacy-friendly substitute to cookies0

    Google on Monday said new test results show promising signs that the technology it’s hoping will replace cookie-based ad targeting is working. Why it matters: Google and web browser rivals Apple and Mozilla have all introduced sweeping privacy changes recently that will collectively phase out cookies, an internet tracking tool that tracks users’ web browsing

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  • Google Pursues Plan to Remove Third-Party Cookies

    Google Pursues Plan to Remove Third-Party Cookies0

    Google is pushing forward with its plan to remove a widely used tracking technology from its Chrome web browser, despite complaints from rivals that rely on it to target ads at individuals. The Alphabet Inc. unit on Monday said it is making progress on what it said are privacy-friendly alternatives that could replace third-party cookies,

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  • Facebook and Amazon Boosted Lobbying Spending in 2020

    Facebook and Amazon Boosted Lobbying Spending in 20200

    WASHINGTON—Big technology companies are bracing for a new administration and new scrutiny of their businesses with a time-tested strategy: opening their pocketbooks. Facebook Inc. and Amazon. com Inc. topped all other U.S. companies in federal lobbying expenditures last year, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of the most recent disclosures. It was the second

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