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Facebook, Google and Twitter to make their terms of services GDPR compliant

European Commission together with EU consumer authorities published the changes Facebook, Twitter and Google+ made to their terms of services, to align them with the EU consumer protection rules and to ensure the rapid removal of illegal commercial content upon notification.

These changes will benefit more than a quarter billion of EU consumers who use social media. They come as the result of a joint action by national enforcers of the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Network led by the French authorities and facilitated by the Commission, which started at the end of 2016.

Source: JUST Newsroom – Facebook, Google and Twitter accept to change their terms of services to make them customer-friendly and compliant with EU rules – European Commission

The False Teeth of Chrome’s Ad Filter

Today Google launched a new version of its Chrome browser with what they call an “ad filter”— which means that it sometimes blocks ads but is not an “ad blocker.” EFF welcomes the elimination of the worst ad formats. But Google’s approach here is a band-aid response to the crisis of trust in advertising that leaves massive user privacy issues unaddressed.

Source: The False Teeth of Chrome’s Ad Filter.

Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches

Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Apple Inc. have thrown their support behind proposals in Congress to deal with cross-border data requests from law enforcement — even as the issue heads for review before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Source: Tech Giants Back U.S. Bill Governing Cross-Border Data Searches – Bloomberg

Google and Facebook are watching our every move online. It’s time to make them stop.

To make any real progress in advancing data privacy this year, we have to start doing something about Google and Facebook. Not doing so would be like trying to lose weight without changing your diet. Simply ineffective.

Source: Google, Facebook data privacy concerns out of control-commentary

Pummeling users with Google remarketing ads they don’t want to see? Now they can mute those, too

On Thursday, Google announced more ways for users to control the Google-served ads they see. The changes will have implications for advertisers, particularly those who are running remarketing campaigns.

Source: Pummeling users with Google remarketing ads they don’t want to see? Now they can mute those, too

Google’s Advanced Protection Program Offers Security Options For High-Risk Users

Security is not a one-size-fits-all proposition, and features that are prohibitively inconvenient for some could be critical for others. For most users, standard account security settings options are sufficient protection against common threats. But for the small minority of users who might be targeted individually—like journalists, policy makers, campaign staff, activists, people with abusive exes, or victims of stalking—standard security options won’t cut it.

Source: Google’s Advanced Protection Program Offers Security Options For High-Risk Users | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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