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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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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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“Critics slam $5 billion Facebook fine as weak”

“The biggest tech critics in Congress, who had long pushed for tough penalties on Facebook over its handling of consumer data, made it clear that the settlement terms fell short of their expectations. “The FTC just gave Facebook a Christmas … Continue reading

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STEALING AND MISUSING PERSONAL INFO: “ICE and the Ever-Widening Surveillance Dragnet”

“ICE agents have used facial-recognition technology on state driver’s-license photos, turning a public database into a de facto criminal database. Over the weekend, the U.S. took another step in the slow crawl toward normalizing databases and hidden searches as a … Continue reading

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“You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads”

“A group of academic researchers from Northeastern University and Princeton University, along with Gizmodo reporters, have used real-world tests to demonstrate how Facebook’s latest deceptive practice works. They found that Facebook harvests user phone numbers for targeted advertising in two … Continue reading

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37 state attorneys general [open investigation] on Facebook

“Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, or one of his designees, has been invited to testify before Congress on the issue of customers’ personal data, and there’s word that Parliament in the United Kingdom would like to have some questions answered. The … Continue reading

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Facebook under fire for misuse of user data [About time!]

“Facebook stock drops after reports of FTC probe and UK summons of Zuckerberg in data scandal” The probes follow a weekend of turmoil for Facebook after reports that Cambridge Analytica gained access to the data of more than 50 million … Continue reading

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