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TikTok Owner Musical.ly Fined $5.7 Million Over Child Privacy

TikTok Owner Musical.ly Fined $5.7 Million Over Child Privacy | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
Whether in its former life as lip-synching app Musical.ly or its current rebrand as TikTok, the short-form video platform has always courted a youthful demographic. And in the past, its stance on obtaining user consent was, let’s say, inattentive. For both these reasons, it’s now the recipient of the largest civil penalty for violating the online privacy of children.
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Data collection abuse is epidemic. There are other models that include everyone in the value chain.

 

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While Europe Cracks Down on Data Collection Practices, U.S. Consumers Remain as Vulnerable as Ever

While Europe Cracks Down on Data Collection Practices, U.S. Consumers Remain as Vulnerable as Ever | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
Data-protection regulations in the E.U. require transparency in data mining. In the U.S. no such rules exist, but some states are working to change that.
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"Google, like other companies, "is essentially harvesting information bread crumbs from consumers across a larger number of services that [the company] is providing, bringing all of that info together to create one profile of a user, and then slinging ads based on that profile."

 

However, the din of voices in the U.S. calling for legislative solutions is only growing louder as Europe cracks down on big data collection. Since 2016, a series of high-profile data breaches has left consumers more scared than ever about how their personal information is being used and [not] protected."

 

This movement in the US is growing. 

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By Defying Apple’s Rules, Facebook Shows It Never Learns

By Defying Apple’s Rules, Facebook Shows It Never Learns | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
After almost two years of public and regulatory scrutiny, Facebook continues to brazenly skirt every rule and attempt at oversight put before it.
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Maybe we should be calling them Big Data companies in the same tone as when we say Big Tobacco.

 

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Big Data is Big Business: A Growing Trend of User Data Abuse and How to Protect Yourself

Big Data is Big Business: A Growing Trend of User Data Abuse and How to Protect Yourself | The CYDigital Blog | Scoop.it
If one thing is clear, it is this: big data is big business. There is only one solution to address the growing trend of user data abuse, and it is this: users should protect themselves.
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A good primer on how to protect your data from getting collected and abused. This is great but, there is value for you if the companies and services you want to interact with have access to making you offers that are right for you and at the right time. This can be done without you having to lose control of your data and expose it to the world. At CYDigital we are working to do just that.

 

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