Two lawsuits have been filed against Meta, alleging that the company violated medical privacy laws with a tracking tool that sends health information to Facebook.

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Google is still stuck in the cookie jar, even as 3rd-party tracking moves well beyond cookies.

To get proper protection, you need to stop trackers from loading in the first place, like we do in our apps and extensions. theverge.com/2022/7/27/2328090

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For the first time the tech industry has spent more on political ads than the pharmaceutical industry, more than $120 million.

The reason? To stymie competition by discouraging Congress from acting on antitrust bills that enjoy broad public support.
bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

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Today we're announcing increased protection from Microsoft trackers in our browsing apps, expanded transparency around our web privacy protections and more. Read all the details here: spreadprivacy.com/more-privacy

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According to a new poll, an overwhelming majority of Democrats and Republicans support new legislation that would bar tech giants from preferring their own products and services over rivals. thehill.com/policy/technology/

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The Cambridge Analytica breach resulted in a record-breaking $5 billion fine for Facebook in 2019. Now Mark Zuckerberg will have to do a 6-hour deposition as part of a class-action lawsuit, reports Isobel Asher Hamilton.
businessinsider.com/mark-zucke

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TikTok is once again in hot water over its privacy practices, as European regulators warn against a planned policy change that would stop asking users for their consent to run personalized ads, reports @riptari.
techcrunch.com/2022/07/12/tikt

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Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV are often collecting data on what you stream and tracking it from behind the scenes, reports Sarah Lord.

Here are the settings to change if you want more privacy: cnet.com/tech/home-entertainme

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De-identified health data is not protected under US Law, which means it can be freely shared & sold.

@drnigam says healthcare consumers are largely unaware of the market in their health data, which has allowed the market for de-identified data to thrive.

hai.stanford.edu/news/de-ident

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The UK is introducing a digital reform bill that will scrap mandatory consent for cookies.

@OpenRightsGroup says the proposal would make spying on people’s activities the “default option”.

@DanMilmo reports: theguardian.com/technology/202

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TikTok employees in China "see everything", according to leaked memos from staff, raising major concerns about the safety of US user data.

More in this report from @ebakerwhite: buzzfeednews.com/article/emily

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We're proud to support this legislation "aimed squarely at well-documented abuses by the very largest online platforms."

If you're in the United States, tell your elected officials to stop gatekeeping tech companies from stifling the competition: antitrustsummer.com

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Google transmits the location & browsing data of Americans & Europeans more than 70 billion times a day, according to a recent report. 👀

Why does it matter? "The data collected by those devices can be exploited in ways we don’t know."

@parmy reports: bloomberg.com/opinion/articles

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The EU's "digital" ID (an app to prove identity online) plan raises privacy concerns: "[it] could allow the private sector to better access people's govt-certified info, actually strengthening the likes of FB & Google & the targeted advertising industry." politico.eu/article/eu-europe-

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"A new bipartisan privacy bill...The American Data Privacy and Protection Act, announced Friday... would then grant customers a variety of opt-out rights, including a choice to decline most targeted advertising," reports @robpegoraro.

pcmag.com/news/legislators-int

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