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Pinterest Subsidiary & US Media Go Offline In EU Over GDPR

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Pinterest-owned bookmarking service Instapaper and a number of high-profile media outlets based in the United States went offline in Europe due to the General Data Privacy Regulation , a new legislative framework regulating the manner in which digital companies collect, manage, and utilize user data. Chicago Tribune and LA Times are just some of the names on the list of established news organizations which shut down access to their services from Europe in the last 24 hours, with all of them stating or implying the move is a temporary measure meant to buy them more time before they relaunch...
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Facebook, Google Targeted By Four Day-One GDPR Complaints

Facebook, Google Targeted By Four Day-One GDPR Complaints

7 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Facebook and Google have already been targeted by four complaints based on the General Data Protection Regulation, a strict European Union law regulating digital privacy practices which went into effect today after being in the making for years. Privacy enforcement NGO noyb.eu filed complaints against Google's Android, Facebook, and the latter's affiliates Instagram and WhatsApp, accusing all four of forcing user consent to their privacy policies. Irish Data Protection Commissioner is also expected to become involved in the cases together with top EU privacy regulators as the European arms...
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On the day Europe's new privacy law takes effect, Google already accused of breaking it

On the day Europe's new privacy law takes effect, Google already accused of breaking it

7 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Google

Europe's tough new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation , came into force today. It provides the strongest protections the world has ever seen for customer and user data.
Google is already being accused of breaking the law by one privacy campaign group...
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Google and Facebook are already abusing GDPR, new report claims

Google and Facebook are already abusing GDPR, new report claims

7 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

The new privacy network of the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation , is coming into force after years of deliberation. It's been mere days, and the European Center for Digital Rights NOYB is already on Facebook's and Google's cases, who the watchdog claims are abusing the regulation.
In NOYB's latest report, the non-profit alleges that the companies are engaging in "forced consent" - that is, they are adopting a "take it or leave it" approach that forces consumers to either agree to the data terms or lose access to the service.
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Comment: Apple's example shows how Europe's new privacy law will benefit people worldwide

Comment: Apple's example shows how Europe's new privacy law will benefit people worldwide

7 monthes ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Europe's tough new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation , came into force today. It provides the strongest protections the world has ever seen for customer and user data.
Even Apple - a company famed for its respect for customer privacy - had to strengthen its safeguards in order to meet the extremely high standards set by GDPR. But while the law only applies to European Union citizens, Apple and some other companies have said that they plan to roll out the same privacy standards worldwide...
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Data privacy activist Max Schrems takes aim at ‘forced consent' in wake of GDPR

Data privacy activist Max Schrems takes aim at ‘forced consent' in wake of GDPR

7 monthes ago   |   By VentureBeat

As Europe's new privacy law took effect on Friday, one activist wasted no time in asserting the additional rights it gives people over the data that companies want to collect about them. Austrian Max Schrems filed complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, arguing they were acting illegally by forcing users to ac...
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Apple AirPower production seems to have indeed started, eyeing release 'later in 2019'

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The ASUS ROG Mothership is an exciting new take on a gaming laptop

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Though few confirmations have actually been made, it's largely expected that Samsung will reveal numerous Galaxy S10 models next month, with the South Korean manufacturer... Read more ...

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APC's January 2019 issue is out now!

APC's January 2019 issue is out now!

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Might Use Transparent Second Display To Solve Hole-Punch...

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If you're an Android fan into Dark Mode, you're probably eagerly awaiting the next major Android build. As we told you the other day, a Google engineer has already blabbed... Read more ...

Google fined £44m by French data regulator

Google fined £44m by French data regulator

The French data regulator CNIL has fined Google £44m over how its data collection policies violated the terms of GDPR. According to CNIL , the regulator decided to levy a... Read more ...