EU Watchdog Accuses Facebook, Google of Privacy Shenanigans

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Facebook and Google have manipulated users into sharing data using so-called “dark patterns,” according to a report from the Norwegian Consumer Council. The practices nudged users toward accepting privacy options that favored the tech companies rather than themselves, the NCC found. Facebook and Google have no intention of providing users with an actual choice, the NCC has claimed, and their use of dark patterns constitutes a violation of the General Data Protection Regulation implemented across Europe last month.

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