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EU Watchdog Accuses Facebook, Google of Privacy Shenanigans

2018-06-29 14:00:00| TechNewsWorld

Facebook and Google have manipulated users into sharing data using so-called "dark patterns," according to a report from the Norwegian Consumer Council. The practices nudged users toward accepting privacy options that favored the tech companies rather than themselves, the NCC found. Facebook and Google have no intention of providing users with an actual choice, the NCC has claimed.

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Google and Facebook accused of breaking GDPR laws

2018-05-25 12:22:12| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Complaints against the web giants are filed on the first day of the EU's new data protection law.

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Google, Facebook face first complaints under EU GDPR by Schrems group NOYB

2018-05-25 10:29:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The data protection group NOYB (None of your business) has filed the first complaints under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which took effect on 25 May. The group backed by privacy activist Max Schrems filed cases with national data protection regulators against Google (Android) in France, Instagram in Belgium, WhatsApp in Germany and Facebook in Austria over so-called 'forced consent', where users are required to allow access to their personal data in order to use the services. 

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Facebook and Google Could Be Nationalized in 5-10 Years

2018-04-16 19:42:38| TechNewsWorld

After I considered Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Senate and House committee hearings last week, it became very clear to me -- and I expect many in Congress -- that social media companies need to be regulated. However, I think this is only a step in the path that governments -- and I do mean more than the U.S. -- will take to ensure their effectiveness and protect their people.

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Facebook and Google criticised by George Soros

2018-01-25 22:40:17| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The billionaire investor says the tech giants' monopolies are a threat to democracy.

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