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Pinterest Subsidiary & US Media Go Offline In EU Over GDPR

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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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Google app 8.33 preps Assistant ‘Personalized News,' Lists and Notes web...

Google app 8.33 preps Assistant ‘Personalized News,' Lists and Notes web app, more

After releasing a beta release on Monday morning, Google is back with a new version this Friday evening. Google app 8.33 - another jump from version 8.28 - features a number of... Read more ...

Verizon Pixel 3 models must be activated first on Big Red before inserting...

Verizon Pixel 3 models must be activated first on Big Red before inserting SIM from other carriers

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OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus 6T a day early; Apple is to blame

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A few weeks ago, on October 8, OnePlus officially confirmed that it would be holding a press event on October 30 to announce the OnePlus 6T. But yesterday, in a move that... Read more ...

Google Play begins P2P app install beta w/ partners, Files Go support coming

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Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy story

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Behind the Scenes video shows the Pixel 3 in action recording Eminem's NYC...

Behind the Scenes video shows the Pixel 3 in action recording Eminem's NYC performance

Earlier this week, we showed you the official video of Eminem's performance inside and outside the Empire State Building, recorded in part by the new Google Pixel 3. The clip... Read more ...

The Black Market Returns to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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Do you think something is missing from Call of Duty Black Ops 4? Treyarch thought so, and today they made the Black Market, the franchise's cosmetic marketplace, available on... Read more ...

Apple iPhone XR price, deals and financing at Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T...

Apple iPhone XR price, deals and financing at Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Costco and Best Buy

Apple is done and dusted with all of its iPhone XR pre-order details, pricing and availability as what may prove to be itsbest-seller for the year just went up for grabs. It is... Read more ...