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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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“Privacy no more: Google… mining tens of millions of health records without your permission”

“Now, the tech behemoth will have additional ‘leverage’ over conservatives and other Americans with whom the company disagrees politically, socially, even culturally: Complete control over medical privacy (or lack thereof). “Google now has the ability to view or analyze tens of millions … Continue reading

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“Judge to Facebook: Fess up about $5 billion privacy-violation settlement”

“A federal judge in Washington has ordered Facebook to answer questions raised by the Electronic Privacy Information Center over a proposed settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that would dismiss tens of thousands of privacy-violation complaints against the company. EPIC … 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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“Facebook privacy breach: Hundreds of millions of users’ phone numbers exposed”

“Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts were left exposed on an unprotected server in the latest massive security breach to plague the embattled tech giant. Up to 419 million phone numbers were stored on a database … Continue reading

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“YouTube to pay up to $200 million for child-privacy violations”

“Google will reportedly pay between $150 and $200 million to resolve a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation into YouTube regarding its potential violation of a children’s privacy law, according to a report…” YouTube to pay up to $200 million for … Continue reading

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Caught Again: “GOOGLE SUSPENDS EAVESDROPPING AFTER CAUGHT IN ANOTHER PRIVACY SCANDAL”

“This time German authorities caught the giant company recording and transcribing private conversations. Just weeks ago, Google was the target of an investigation by Ireland’s data privacy watchdog. The nation’s Data Protection Commission said it would focus on the company’s apparent violation … Continue reading

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