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More stringent data collection rules went into effect in China at the beginning of May. The government continued to show that it is serious about its regulatory stance by sweeping up 33 mobile apps.
The Instagram ads varied by user but revealed things such as their location, job title, marital status, interests and even search terms they may have used in a bid to highlight Facebook’s data collection.
Zhenhua data leak reveals that the firm with links to the Chinese military has scraped the personal data of at least 2.4 million targeted subjects, including national leaders, celebrities, and politically exposed persons.
Awareness of Americans on the collection, use and sale of their personal data is becoming mainstream and public attitudes are shifting strongly in the other direction.
Four Canadian privacy agencies are launching an investigation to determine if donut giant Tim Hortons has obtained meaningful user consent for the data collection of personal information on their app.
Apple's new iOS 14 privacy labels will address data collection by displaying "data used to track you" and "data linked to you" for each app that is installed on a device.
With Instagram responsible for 50% of GIPHY's traffic, many are concerned that Facebook may use GIFs as trojans for data collection and personalized ads after the merger.
Xiaomi is accused of illicit data collection through their phones and apps that record and forward users’ usage tracking and web browser history to servers hosted by Alibaba.