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Privacy News and Views for April 20

This week’s privacy news: Choose Privacy Week 2018, Are libraries learning the wrong lesson from Facebook?, Algorithms, Big Data, and Corporate Surveillance, more (and more) Facebook privacy fails, students monitored by Android apps, Google loses right to be forgotten case, encryption craziness, and more.

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Choose Privacy Week 2018: Explore, Learn, & Teach about Big Data

In the wake of Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony last week and the related explosion of public interest in how online personal data is collected, stored, shared, used and sometimes misused, this year’s CPW theme—“Big Data is Watching You”—could not be more perfectly timed.

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Privacy News and Views for April 13

This week’s privacy news; Librarians speak on data privacy, kids’ data privacy & state privacy laws under attack, regulating Facebook, and Facebook as a force for good in teachers’ strikes.

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Privacy News and Views for April 6

This week in #privacy: even more user data breached, CLOUD Act moots Microsoft privacy fight, Facebook’s apology tour, Census privacy concerns, corporate #surveillance, tips on privacy self-defense, EU privacy law brings changes, encryption, and more.

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Privacy News and Views for March 30

Encryption wars flare again, the EU’s GDPR is forcing changes at Apple and Facebook (he’s only doing ’cause he has to, folks!), our mixed feelings about social media and privacy, faces and fingerprints are being collected, and more, more, more about Facebook, big data, analytics, and our loss of control over privacy.

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