BRUSSELS: Facebook tramples on European privacy laws by tracking people online without their consent and dodges questions from national regulators, Belgium's privacy watchdog said on Friday. Belgium's Privacy Protection Commission (CPVP/CBPL), which is working with German, Dutch, French and Spanish counterparts, launched the blistering attack after trying to find out more about the U.S. tech giant's practices. It urged Internet users to install privacy software to shield themselves from Facebook's tracking systems, whether they have an account with the social network or not.
The economic stupidity in France is astounding. It's hard keeping up with all the inane ideas of President Francois Hollande's socialist administration. Here's another one of Hollande's ideas for your amusement.RT reports French broadcasting watchdog CSA eager to tax YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is in deep waters in Europe as it confronts privacy watchdogs on all fronts. It may lose some battles, following the one it already lost in Belgium on Monday. The local privacy watchdog has managed to rouse the court against the king of the social media industry.
The end is near! No, we’re not talking about the Mayan apocalypse, but rather the federal government’s nearly two-year antitrust investigation of Internet search giant Google. The Federal Trade Commission and the Web titan are nearing a deal that would end the government’s probe into allegations that Google has used its search market power to harm rival companies unfairly, according to multiple reports. Google is poised to offer a set of voluntary concessions addressing complaints about its search practices, according to a D.C. source fanilar with the matter.