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Facebook Under Criminal Investigation For Its Deals With Apple, Microsoft And Sony

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A New York-based grand jury issued a writ petition on Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) over the allegation of sharing the personal details of its users with at least two smartphone and other device manufacturers. In continuation of that writ, today the American Federal investigation agency has reportedly opened up fresh criminal proceedings on Facebook for sharing the sensitive personal...

Facebook Is A ‘Digital Gangster’, Intentionally Violating Anti-Competition Laws: Lawmakers

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A scathing 108-page report by British lawmakers has accused Facebook of acting like a digital gangster with scant regard for user privacy and flouting anti-competition laws.The report by the U.K. Digital, Culture, Media and Sports committee was published on Monday. It comes after an 18-month-old investigation into allegations of disinformation and fake news spread over the networking site.The report...

Facebook Negotiating Record Penalty For Alleged Privacy Breaches

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Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is reportedly negotiating with the U.S. government a record, multi-billion dollar fine for breaching user privacy, after being accused of sharing personal information regarding 87 million users inappropriately with the now defunct British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.The breaches might cost the Mark Zuckerberg owned network dear because, as per a Washington Post report, the penalty might...

Apple Apps Recording Your Activities, Without Your Consent

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has always valued and paid attention to privacy more than its competitors. However, recent developments have stated otherwise. According to a Techcrunch report, some of the popular iPhone apps record the way you interact with their apps. This may include using technology to record your taps and swipes when you're in the app. The collected data...

Facebook Wants Unlimited Access to Your Phone, And Paying For It!

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Already facing flak for tricking kids into spending money while playing games on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) by using their parents’ payment details, the social giant is in the midst of a new controversy. As per the recent report, Facebook has been secretly paying teenagers and unsuspecting adults to get unlimited access to their devices by installing an app cleverly guised...

Why Is Zuckerberg Explaining Facebook’s Business Model After 15 Years Of Existence?

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Having faced major trust issues and allegations of the privacy breach in 2018 over the manner in which Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) handled the personal data of 2.2 billion users all over the world, Zuckerberg once again defended his company’s business model in the Wall Street Journal op-ed while elaborately explaining how the world's largest online social platform operates.In the...

Google May Have To Cough Up $57 Million Due To Another Data Privacy Charges

With data privacy laws getting stricter by the day for the major tech giants to abide by, it is bound that someone would be making a mistake sooner or later. In this case, it is indeed Google (Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL)). Google has just been handed a fine of $57 million by France's top data-privacy agency, CNIL. The Allegations Against Google The...

Tim Cook Praises Google After Blasting Its Privacy Policy!

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook recently spoke against the "big tech companies" using their consumers' privacy for profits. However, when you're in a deal with one of the companies you just blasted, you might be on the receiving end of a few uncomfortable questions. Let us have a look into the speech and its implications in detail. Privacy: A Cause...

Mobile App Users Are Now Even More Concerned About Privacy [REPORT]

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There are over 3.5 billion smartphone users worldwide, who have over 7 million apps at their disposal. Many of these applications seek permission to access our location, calls, camera and many others. Most of us are not comfortable with exposing none of our personal information though, to ease out various essential tasks in our daily life many times we...

The Implications of GDPR in the United States All Companies Must Pay Attention To

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The recent Facebook fiasco trigged a debate on the safety and security of internet users' data collected by tech giants, including Google. While many countries are still evaluating many proposed practices to safeguard the private information of their countrymen, EU set some strict deadline, 25 May 2018, for publishers worldwide to adhere to GDPR, which European Parliament passed in April...

Use Facebook At Your Own Risk: The Message Is Loud And Clear

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What do you get from allowing the world's largest social network to police itself? A fiasco.Problems for Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) users seem to be escalating unceasingly. Amidst Facebook data breach debacle, Mark Zuckerberg has dropped another bombshell by saying that most of its 2.13 billion users' data could be under threat, in a data harvest operation entirely separate from...

Facebook Is Allegedly Tracking Every Thing You Do On The Internet Via Like Button

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Social media giant Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is in hot waters yet again as reports about its alleged breach of EU privacy laws surfaced on the web recently.Belgian Data Protection Agency (DPA) did a detailed research and concluded that Facebook tracks our browsing activities all the time irrespective of whether we are logged-in on the social media platform or not. It disclosed that...

Facebook Inc. (FB) Tops The List Of Platforms Internet Users Are Worried About Their Privacy On !

The user base of social networking sites has grown many folds since they came into existence on a large scale in the late 1990’s. The number of adult Internet users having a social media profile almost quadrupled between 2005 and 2008 and in 2012 these figures were anticipated to rise to 1.43 billion. But the flip side involved with the increasing...

8 Useful Tips To Safeguard Your Online Privacy And Activities !

Protection of privacy, personal information and related matters is human’s most intrinsic and inherent right. A discussion on how to safeguard one’s privacy wouldn’t have made much sense a few decades ago. In those days, privacy was a very casual and customary phenomenon.  Restraining strangers or outsiders from peeking into one’s private family matters could be done easily. Protecting...

Internet and Social Media Least Trusted for Privacy Protection: Apple, Facebook, Google Failed To Make The List [STUDY]

Without question, privacy is one of the biggest concerns rapidly emerging from the online community. The Internet has many channels for those seeking to connect with other users through social media, shop from the convenience of their own home, and partake in many other online activities. However, with such convenience also comes the risk involved with giving out information online....

Copyright Requests: Google To Kick Pirated URLs Off The Brink

Google is taking its next step to burn down the URLs on its way, involved in infringement as per the vast requests from various Copyright Owners since July 2011. Google is going to remove all the targeted URL's from its Search Schema. If Google is successful in doing the same in the future, it will indirectly be beneficiary to the Copyright Owners in...

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YouTube Should Have Bid Adieu To Dislike Button Much Earlier?

Online video sharing platform YouTube can be a ruthless place for content creators targeted by 'dislike mobs'. And the site owners totally understand that...

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