Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

Social network targeted legislators around the world, promising or threatening to withhold investmentFacebook has targeted politicians around the world – including the former UK chancellor, George Osborne – promising investments and incentives while se…

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No-deal Brexit would harm EU countries as well as UK, warns IMF

Growth across Europe forecast to fall if UK adopted WTO rules, with Britain worst affectedBritain crashing out of the EU without a deal would inflict significant economic pain across Europe leaving the region without any winners, the International Mone…

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More choice on privacy just means more chances to do what’s best for big tech | John Naughton

A study of how Facebook, Google and Microsoft have applied the EU’s new GDPR rules shows users are being manipulatedOne of the most influential books published in the last decade was Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Rich…

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LA Times among US-based news sites blocking EU users due to GDPR

LA Times, Chicago Tribune and others redirect to pages saying sites are currently unavailable in most European countriesThe general data protection regulation, which has come into effect, has prompted a number of prestigious US-based websites including…

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