Facebook gets up to 98 percent of its revenues from advertising. The complex personality profiles it assembles are what attract advertisers to the social network. Over 50,000 traits can be assigned to individual users.
It's no surprise that Amazon is using Alexa to listen to people's conversations. That's just one more signal that we are moving into an era in which our privacy is no longer protected, DW's Martin Muno writes.
Mark Zuckerberg wants better internet regulation for "harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability." It comes after Facebook faced criticism over a deadly attack being livestreamed on the platform.
Two-factor authentication helps better protect online accounts from hackers. Facebook offers this security feature, too. But there's a catch.
Lawmakers have backed a preliminary deal on a controversial new EU copyright law, which will force the likes of Google and YouTube to pay publishers for using their work. Critics fear for the freedom of the internet.
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