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Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor.

EU privacy watchdog: Big tech firms are ‘blackmailing’ users into agreeing with their new data terms

Giovanni Buttarelli said that his office will examine tech firms' take-it-or-leave-it approach to data consent, which are already the subject of a complaint by Austrian data activist Max Schrems.
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Instagram says it tracks how you tap and scroll inside the app

Instagram is asking all its European users to agree to its updated terms and conditions, and anyone who goes through it might notice one strange update: The company is tracking the way you tap and scroll through the app.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Mark Zuckerberg said the ‘vast majority’ of people actively opt into one of Facebook’s most invasive features

This is the week that Facebook ought to be dreading, when European legislation gives millions of its users the power to say "No thanks" to the social network's most invasive data gathering features. But according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, most people don't care.

How to download everything Apple knows about you

Apple updated its privacy policy on Tuesday, partially in response to new European privacy regulation. It includes a new tool that lets you easily download all the data that Apple has about you.
An activist at an anti-Facebook protest in the UK this week.

Facebook may look bulletproof, but it’s bracing investors for bad news

The true impact of the Cambridge Analytica scandal is yet to be revealed. Facebook says 'intense media coverage' and GDPR could hurt user growth and revenue.

A top analyst explains why everyone’s overreacting to Facebook’s data scandal

Here's why you can expect a good earnings report from Facebook on Wednesday, according to the company's second biggest bull on Wall Street.

Instagram is rolling out a feature that will let you download all of your photos and past searches in one fell swoop

Two weeks ago, Instagram announced it would release a Data Download tool allowing users to pull all content published to the platform — including photos and past searches — into a downloadable template.

Google beat revenue targets but didn’t ease Wall Street’s biggest worries

It's been an eventful quarter for Google and its parent company Alphabet. Now it's time for its quarterly report card.