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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
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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
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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
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Instapaper to temporarily block European users, citing GDPR

Popular bookmarking service Instapaper is temporarily closing off access to European users, as it buys time to adjust to Europe's tough new data law. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on Friday, has tight