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"If you use the popular messaging service WhatsApp you may have noticed a pop-up message in recent days asking you to accept the service's new terms and conditions by 8 February in order to continue using it."
"Tim Berners-Lee want to put people in control of their personal data. He has technology and a start-up pursuing that goal. Can he succeed?"
"Since Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014, users have wondered and worried about how much data would flow between the two platforms. Many of them experienced a rude awakening this week, as a new in-app notification raises awareness about a step WhatsApp actually took to share more with Facebook back in 2016."
"In November, Californians approved a ballot measure, Proposition 24, a.k.a. the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), to create a new consumer data privacy agency. "
"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a broad and wide-ranging request to nine social media companies and video streaming services for information about how they collect and use the personal information of their users, how they sell that information to advertisers, and how the practices affect children and teens."
"California's privacy law says businesses must respect universal opt-outs. Now the technology finally exists to put that to the test."