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Facebook ordered by Germany to gather less data

Facebook is again under fire for collecting data without the permission of its users. This time, the objection has come from Germany's competition authority, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO), which has told Facebook, it can only continue gathering so much data about users from beyond its app and website, if it gets individuals' explicit consent.

Facebook referred to EU watchdog over targeting, fake ads

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s information watchdog has asked Facebook’s lead European regulator to investigate how the company targets, monitors and shows adverts to users, saying it was concerned about some practices at the world’s biggest social network.

‘Big Tech’ isn’t one big monopoly – it’s 5 companies all in different businesses

Public concern about Facebook’s power in society – and in politics – has skyrocketed in the wake of revelations that users’ data was analyzed by a U.K.-based marketing firm and used to construct highly targeted political propaganda in advance of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Other technology giants have also sparked concern: Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft have all faced objections from users, the public and even government agencies.
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