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Germany Orders Crackdown On Facebook's Data Collection Practices

BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Germany’s antitrust watchdog ordered a crackdown on Facebook’s data collection practices after ruling the world’s largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their knowledge or consent. Facebook said it would appeal the landmark ruling on Thursday by the Federal Cartel Office, the culmination of a […]

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Apple changes App Store rules to cut data collection on your friends

Apple has patched a little-known App Store loophole that enabled developers to harvest data on iOS users’ contacts, thereby limiting third-party access to potentially unprotected sources of personal information. Previously announced Apple privacy safeguards applied to the user’s own data, but not that of their contacts, creating a treasure trove of information that could be […]