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Pinterest Subsidiary & US Media Go Offline In EU Over GDPR

28 days 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

29 days 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

29 days 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

29 days 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

29 days 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

29 days 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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How to watch New Zealand vs England: live stream the rugby league from anywhere

How to watch New Zealand vs England: live stream the rugby league from anywhere

The England football team's second match at the FIFA World Cup may be stealing most of the limelight this weekend, but the country's rugby league outfit has an important... Read more ...

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Some OP6 Users Complain About Battery Drain After New Update

Some OP6 Users Complain About Battery Drain After New Update

Following a recent update to version 5.1.8 of OxygenOS , some OnePlus 6 owners are now taking to the official company forums to report severe battery draining problems on their... Read more ...

Apple launches service program to address MacBook Pro keyboard woes

Apple launches service program to address MacBook Pro keyboard woes

Enlarge / The keyboard on the 2016 Touch Bar MacBook Pro. Apple has publicly acknowledged that the butterfly switch keyboards in some MacBook and MacBook Pro computers have... Read more ...

Moto E5 Plus lands at Cricket as Moto E5 Supra

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After bringing the Moto E5 Play to its network under a different name, Moto E5 Cruise, Cricket Wireless is now adding another Motorola smartphone to its portfolio - the Moto E5... Read more ...

Snap Adds Three New Formats To Spectacles Exports

Snap Adds Three New Formats To Spectacles Exports

Snap Inc has added three new formats to its Snapchat Spectacles exports. These include a new round export option, a square export option, and a widescreen export option so you... Read more ...

Amazon launches its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited app on iOS after five years

Amazon launches its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited app on iOS after five years

Five years after Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited made its debut on Amazon devices powered by Android, the app is bringing its benefits on iOS. Amazon has just announced that the... Read more ...

Westworld game publisher Warner Bros. hit with lawsuit for ripping off...

Westworld game publisher Warner Bros. hit with lawsuit for ripping off Fallout Shelter

The official Westworld mobile game made its debut on Android and iOS devices a few days ago and the publisher behinds, Warner Bros. already has problems. Bethesda, another... Read more ...

Google Expands Knowledge Panel Verification Eligibility

Google Expands Knowledge Panel Verification Eligibility

Google has announced it's expanding eligibility for its verification process to allow more entities to take greater control of their Knowledge Panel and ensure the information... Read more ...

Tinder tests new 'Picks' feature that saves time by giving you curated...

Tinder tests new 'Picks' feature that saves time by giving you curated recommendations

Swiping your way through prospective mates is the Tinder app's claim to fame. But Tinder says that there are only just so many hours in the day for users to peruse all of the... Read more ...