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Steps from the House Judiciary Committee are too little, too late when it comes to big tech

Steps from the House Judiciary Committee are too little, too late when it comes to big tech The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has finally released its omnibus report  on its investigation into the monopoly powers held by Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook and its findings will do nothing to stem the power […]

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Zuckerberg unconvincingly feigns ignorance of data-sucking VPN scandal

Zuckerberg unconvincingly feigns ignorance of data-sucking VPN scandal Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg appeared less than entirely truthful at today’s House Judiciary hearing, regarding last year’s major Onavo controversy, in which his company paid teenagers to use a VPN app that reported detailed data on their internet use. Though he may not have outright […]

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Facebook’s use of Onavo spyware faces questions in EU antitrust probe — report

Facebook’s use of Onavo spyware faces questions in EU antitrust probe — report Facebook’s use of the Onavo spyware VPN app it acquired in 2013 — and used to inform its 2014 purchase of the then rival WhatsApp messaging platform — is on the radar of Europe’s antitrust regulator, per a report […]

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Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them

Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them Desperate for data on its competitors, Facebook has been secretly paying people to install a “Facebook Research” VPN that lets the company suck in all of a user’s phone and web activity, similar to Facebook’s Onavo Protect app that Apple banned in […]

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Apple removed Facebook’s Onavo from the App Store for gathering app data

Apple removed Facebook’s Onavo from the App Store for gathering app data If you were on the edge of your seat wondering what Facebook’s next major consumer privacy headache would be, the wait is over! The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has deemed Facebook-owned app Onavo in violation of its App […]

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