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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton: 'I sold my users' privacy'

In March, around the time when the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal was shaking Facebook's foundations, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton publicly called people to #deletefacebook on Twitter.  That wouldn't be so odd if he weren't one of two
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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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Here's what to expect from Silicon Valley's secret privacy meeting

Silicon Valley executives are meeting for half a day tomorrow in San Francisco to discuss consumer privacy, and people are kind of freaking out about it. It all started when Axios reported Monday that people representing some of the largest
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NordVPN is as close to perfect as you could ask for in a VPN

NordVPN $2.75 per month (3-year plan) View Product The Good Strong security feature set • Fast! • Easy to use • Good for torrenting and Netflix The Bad Technically didn't fully pass a The Bottom Line If you’re
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Google makes it easier to control your account settings with a new search feature

It seems that now more than ever, tech companies are paying close attention to user privacy and making it easier to adjust your settings. Now, Google is revamping the Google Account hub to make security and privacy settings easier to navigate. The
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Net neutrality and the privacy debate

From: Buisness-standard By Ajit Balakrishnan Recommended by: business-standard The average citizen who looks at the internet as something that made it easy and costless for him to communicate with his friends and loved ones
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Snapchat launches its developer platform, promises to put privacy first

Snapchat's doing what was once the unthinkable: opening up its app to outside developers. Today, the app is officially launching SnapKit, Snapchat's developer platform, which allows developers to bring Snapchat features, like Bitmoji and Stories,
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Apple cracks down on shady developers, and it might hurt Facebook

Apple is trying to make good on its promises to put its users' privacy first. The company updated its App Store guidelines with new rules that prevent shady developers from selling personal data about your friends. SEE ALSO: Apple now lets you
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Another day, another Facebook privacy scandal

This is just getting ridiculous.  A day after Facebook admitted to changing 14 million users' post settings to "public," three days after it was revealed that the company had given an accused national security threat access to data on some

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