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“Facebook faces a lawsuit in Canada over refusal to do more to protect users’ data”

“The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has brought the US company to court after it refused to take measures to protect personal information following a probe that showed it virtually shunned responsibility over users’ data. Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien now seeks Facebook … Continue reading

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“Big Tech joins up with Big Brother to turn your private health data into $38bn ‘public treasure’”

“Big Tech is poised to rake in tens of billions of dollars from a new healthcare recordkeeping standard that scorns privacy for convenience, creating massive opportunities for extortion and other abuses by criminals and government… The US government has officially … Continue reading

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Banks will Steal Your Data Just Like Tech Giants Do

“For years, Google and Facebook have been showing ads based on your online behavior. Retailers from Amazon to Walgreens also regularly suction up your transaction history to steer future spending and hold your loyalty. Now banks, too, want to turn data they already have on your spending habits … Continue reading

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“…EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google’s data collection”

“EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data, the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday, suggesting the world’s most popular internet search engine remains in its sights despite record fines in recent years… “The Commission has sent out questionnaires … Continue reading

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“Google’s entry into the electronic medical records biz has put data of 50 million Americans at risk, whistleblower warns”

“One of the 250 or so people who was hired on by Google and a partner group known as Ascension to build an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven electronic medical records system has publicly come forward as a whistleblower to warn Americans that the … Continue reading

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STOLEN: “Thousands of Disney customers get personal details hacked”

“Thousands of Disney customers say they have been hacked after signing up to its online streaming service. Since Disney+ went live, hackers have stolen thousands of customers’ accounts and put them up for sale on the dark web, according to … Continue reading

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STEALING HEALTH DATA OF MILLIONS: “Google’s Project Nightingale…”

“It’s 2019. Do you know where your private health data is? In the clutches of Google, quite possibly, according to a new report (at least, if you’re one of tens of millions of Americans living in 21 U.S. states and the District … Continue reading

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