Tag Archives: gdpr

Opera for Android will get rid of annoying cookie prompts

If you're frustrated at having to constantly close "we use cookies" dialog boxes on websites in the GDPR era, relief might be in sight. Opera has released an updated Android browser with an option to block cookie dialogs.

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App flaw let anyone access UK Conservative politicians’ data

The UK Conservative party is learning a hard lesson about the importance of basic security measures in mobile apps. Users have discovered that you could log into the party's conference app using only an attendee's email address, providing access to a...

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A date with my Tinder data

I was on Tinder for almost four years. I'm no longer single, but Tinder and its parent company, Match, still have data on me.

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Instapaper is back in the EU following temporary GDPR shutdown

Back in May, Instapaper temporarily shut down operations in the EU because it was not compliant with GDPR. Today, the company announced that it is once again operational for users in the EU.

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Twitter is having a hard time enforcing its age policy

Once Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in May, Twitter began enforcing its age policy more aggressively, and unfortunately for some users, that meant having their accounts locked even if they were currently of age. G...

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Steam’s new data portal shows your shameful purchase history

Like other platforms and websites, Steam recently rolled out policy and product changes to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As part of those updates, it has also launched a new portal that puts all your data in one plac...

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Twitter promises a fix for its age-limit account lockouts

Those who recently got locked out of their Twitter accounts for being younger than 13-years-old when they're actually much older may want to keep an eye out for a follow-up email. In a series of tweets, the social network has explained that its syste...

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How GDPR is affecting the games you love

The tech world has been bracing for a new set of European privacy rules that go into effect: the General Data Protection Regulation, better known as GDPR. Companies will have either changed how they handle their EU users' personal data or face seriou...

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Facebook explains how it will comply with the EU’s GDPR

After a lot of scandal and a great deal of confusion, Facebook has finally made clear what its privacy settings will look like in the wake of Europe's forthcoming GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation).

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