Business

New rules needed to govern consumer privacy, says expert

Consumers give large amounts of personal information to companies, including their purchase and web histories, travel plans and even names of friends, often without realizing they are doing it. A big reason is that consumers ...

Internet

Australia watchdog sues Facebook over 'misleading' VPN app

Australia's consumer watchdog launched legal action against Facebook on Wednesday, alleging the social media giant "misled" thousands of Australians by collecting user data from a free VPN service advertised as private.

Business

WhatsApp faces EU consumer complaint over privacy update

Facebook's WhatsApp faces a complaint from European Union consumer groups who say the chat service has been unfairly pressuring users to accept a new privacy update in what it calls a breach of the bloc's regulations.

Business

What Spotify and Tinder aren't telling us

Online activity is increasingly influenced by algorithmic recommendations based on data gathered about consumer behavior by companies that are often reluctant to disclose what data they're gathering or how they are using ...

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