Germany Dope Slaps Facebook Over WhatsApp Data


Germany’s data protection regulator has ordered Facebook to stop collecting and storing data from WhatsApp users in the country. Facebook also must delete any data it already may have harvested from German WhatsApp users, according to Johannes Caspar, Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, who issued the order. Even though Facebook purchased WhatsApp two years ago, they are two independent companies, noted the commissioner, and WhatsApp can not share data with Facebook without first obtaining a user’s consent.

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Apple 'privacy czars' put clamps on products like Siri & iAd – report

Article Image Three “privacy czars” at Apple must sign off on any product collecting customer data, and have had a major impact on technologies like iAd, Siri, and Spotlight, a report revealed on Monday.

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New Windows 10 stats show Microsoft is closely watching you — but is it an issue?

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Windows 10 is collecting more information than some people may have realized, as is evidenced by the company’s recent usage reports. Is this actually a problem?

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Your smart Vizio TV is secretly spying on you, but we'll tell you how to stop it

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: a smart device in hour home is collecting data about you that can be used later for advertising. The latest company to be caught doing it is Vizio, whose Smart TVs will quietly track the way you use the television and share that data with third parties. The data collecting feature is turned on by default, meaning the device will start collecting information about yourself the minute you set it up and start watching.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/12/your-smart-vizio-tv-is-secretly-spying-on-but-well-tell-how-to-stop-it.html

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China, Russia amassing personal info seized in hacks for counter-intelligence

Chinese and Russian intelligence services are collecting personally identifiable information on a grand scale so they can target American government workers for counter-intelligence, a U.S. official told CNN Tuesday.


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Stanford's ResearchKit-powered MyHeart Counts app goes international with UK, Hong Kong release

Apple’s ResearchKit platform is now collecting medical study data outside the U.S. for the first time after Stanford’s MyHeart Counts app –?created in collaboration with England’s University of Oxford –?opened its doors to participants in the UK and Hong Kong.

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