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It’s only day one of the GDPR and Google and Facebook have been hit with $8.8 billion in lawsuits

Both Google and Facebook have been hit with multiple lawsuits within hours of the GDPR rollout. Spearheaded by a privacy advocate in Australia, Max Schrems, Google being hit with a potential $4.3 billion in lawsuits, while Facebook is looking at fines totaling $4.5 billion.

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Cobra9512017d ago

I wonder what the odds are of the US ever getting that sort of comprehensive privacy protection. My guess is slim at best.

Hey, knowtechie, I had to look up "GDPR". Not once do you spell it out in your article. Not all your readers are European.

franwex2017d ago

Slim, most states have different views on privacy, and since all that personal data is worth billions companies will simply lobby.


Apple Vision Pro 2 Leak Teases Exciting Upgrades—What's in Store?

Shortly after Apple unveiled the Vision Pro at WWDC, speculation about its anticipated successor started circulating.

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WhatsApp Unveils Surprising Ads—Not the End, but What's the Catch?

WhatsApp, Meta's priciest acquisition at almost $20 billion in 2014, poses unique challenges for monetization.

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10d ago

The Downward Spiral of Linus Media Group

Shaz from TL writes: “Linus Sebastian’s media company, Linus Media Group, is under fire. From ethical concerns with videos, to allegations of workplace harassment.”

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