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Analysis: Some Android apps percentage your knowledge with Fb with out consent

A worrying number of popular Android apps share user data with Facebook without user consent, new research from Privacy International shows (via Financial Times).  Here’s the worst part: Staying off Facebook doesn’t protect you from this.   SEE ALSO: Veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg quits Facebook, because yeah Privacy International, a London-based charity that focuses...CONTINUE READING
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European authorities to investigate Twitter over GDPR non-compliance

The GDPR is beginning to bare its teeth. Irish authorities are investigating Twitter for not complying with a user request covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to Fortune. A researcher asked Twitter to provide him with more information about the data it collects when users click an auto-shortened link in a tweet....CONTINUE READING
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3 ways California is leading the country in digital rights

In the past, California has exerted something like a gravitational pull on the rest of the United States; in both legislation and civil liberties, where the Golden State goes — with its 12 percent of the U.S. population and 14 percent of the country’s GDP — the U.S. has often followed. Digital rights advocates can...CONTINUE READING
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Here’s why Twitter’s locking people out of their accounts

It’s been just a few days since Europe’s GDPR rules went into effect and the regulations have already had a pretty disastrous effect on a large number of Twitter users.  Over the past week, the company’s been suspending the accounts of people who joined Twitter before they were 13 — even if they’re now older...CONTINUE READING
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Congrats to ‘The Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson on the #1 GDPR meme

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… we are updating our privacy policy. In the run-up to GDPR, the European Union’s new data privacy directive (which goes into effect Friday), people across the internet have been bombarded with emails and pop-ups from brands disclosing updates to their terms of service.  SEE ALSO:...CONTINUE READING
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How to use GDPR to clean out your inbox once and for all

You might have noticed a slew of odd-looking emails landing in your inbox lately. Desperate subject lines like “please don’t go” and “is it really over” abound.  These thirsty emails aren’t the handiwork of a scorned ex—they’re from brands complying with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation by asking us if we’d like to remain...CONTINUE READING
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Facebook rolls out GDPR privacy checkups worldwide

It’s the final countdown. The deadline for compliance with Europe’s new privacy laws, the GDPR, is Friday, May 25. That means that companies across the internet are asking, in plain and recognizable language, all of their customers to review usually-skipped over privacy settings — including Facebook. Hallelujah. SEE ALSO: Europe’s new internet regulations should make...CONTINUE READING
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