Top News: Accenture hit by ransomware, Google blocks targeted ads for under-18s

Google blocks targeted ads for under-18s

Google restricts targeted advertising based on the age, gender, or interests of anyone under 18. The company would also turn off its "location history" for its under 18 users and introduce a policy for young users and their parents or guardians to request the removal of children's images from Google Image search results. Full Story

Accenture hit by ransomware

Accenture was hit by a ransomware breach by the LockBit ransomware gang that claims they received assistance from an insider. Accenture did not acknowledge the attack but stated that it had identified irregular activity in one of its environments “and immediately contained the matter and isolated the affected servers." Full Story

Student proves bias in Twitter’s image cropping algorithm

Weeks after announcing its bounty challenge, Twitter has paid $3,500 to a student for proving its image cropping algorithm prefers youn