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Facebook wants to tell you a story about privacy

Facebook in full privacy reassurance mode

Facebook is trying out new tactics to persuade users to opt in to ad tracking and reassure them it respects their privacy.

In the next round of its on-going wrestling match with Apple, Facebook is testing a prompt on its mobile app for iPhone & iPad users that offers personalized ads as the reason to grant permission for Facebook to track them on iOS.  Meanwhile, Facebook-owned WhatsApp is featuring reassuring messages about its privacy practices in its Status notes. They have not specified whether these are fiction or non-fiction.

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Biometric data in 96 countries shows broad use for travel and banking – and rapid growth

February 2, 2021

Comparitech has issued a global biometric study showing what data is being collected and what it is being used for. China ranks at the bottom for privacy. The U.S. ranks fourth-worst. Ireland and Portugal rank high for privacy because of their biometric laws, and EU countries did better than non-EU countries thanks to GDPR. A separate COVID-19 table shows the concerning impact of that data collection.

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Meltwater Combines with Microsoft to Create an Integrated Communication Insights Solution

February 20, 2024

Meltwater, a provider of media, social and consumer intelligence, announced it is partnering with Microsoft on an integrated communications insights solution. The partnership will integrate the data from Meltwater’s listening tools with Microsoft’s AI-driven capability to deliver data “as dialogue.” Microsoft will use Meltwater as its provider of global intelligence, while Meltwater has made a multi-year commitment to Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform.

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