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GDPR transformed the internet in 2018, and it's not done yet

Time seems to work differently when you spend your days online. The memes, moments, and scandals that feel like ages ago are often really only months, weeks, or even days in the past — and what was once unthinkable quickly transforms into how
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Here's how to download your personal data from Apple

Apple's data and privacy initiatives are expanding. The ability to obtain the data Apple has about you now extends to customers in the U.S and Canada. It follows updates that brought its privacy pages into compliance with the European Union's
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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
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Facebook and Google accused of using 'dark patterns' to mislead users into sharing personal data

Are Google and Facebook misleading European users into sharing more of their personal data than they think? According to a new consumer advocacy report from the Norwegian Consumer Council, they most certainly are. SEE ALSO: Why you should care about
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Europe’s New Privacy Rules Could Be Coming to Your Country

May 25 marked the deadline for companies to get in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU law that requires beefed-up data security for all companies that “process” the data of EU citizens (“processing
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Episode 001: Dropping Facebook and GDPR Related Legal Case

From: Via: What happens is a publisher stops posting on Facebook? New podcast by @baekdal 1.
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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
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Amazon's kid-friendly Echo works well, but don't waste your money on the bundle

Echo Dot Kids Edition $79.99 View Product The Good Alexa tells great jokes (for kids) • Voice-driven kids games are entertaining • Works just like a regular Echo Dot The Bad Teaching manners not effective for Echo veterans