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Google will soon tell you exactly how much user data its iPhone apps collect

21 days ago   |   By BGR

Google will soon update its iPhone apps with the new privacy labels that tell users how much personal data an application can collect.
The new privacy feature caused quite a stir recently. Facebook vehemently opposes Apple's privacy initiative that informs users about what kind of user data is collected and how app users are tracked.
A story earlier this week said Google might have delayed updates to its iOS apps to postpone adding privacy labels to its apps. Like Facebook, Google collects a large amount of user data for advertising purposes.
Apple's app privacy label is a brand new iOS...
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WhatsApp users must share their data with Facebook or stop using the app

WhatsApp users must share their data with Facebook or stop using the app

21 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

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WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messenger that claims to have privacy coded into its DNA, is giving its 2 billion plus users an ultimatum: agree to share their personal data with the social network or delete their accounts.
The requirement is being delivered through an in-app alert directing users to agree to sweeping changes in the WhatsApp terms of service. Those who don't accept the revamped privacy policy by February 8 will no longer be able to use the app.
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Shortly after Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014, its developers built...
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