Spotify’s ‘Seductive Surveillance’

How Companies Use Personalization to Leverage Our Surrendering of Data   By Asa Hiken   I was elated when, last month, Spotify released “Wrapped,” its annual year-in-review feature personalized to an individual user’s listening habits.   But soon, it dawned on me: All those flashy stats on my favorite songs and hours logged are merely points of data…

Facebook Can ‘Bypass GDPR’ After Court Ruling, Privacy Advocate Says

By Robert Bateman An Austrian court has ruled that Facebook can process its users’ personal information without consent, owing to clauses in its terms of service. Plaintiff Max Schrems, cofounder of Austrian nonprofit None of Your Business: European Center for Digital Rights (NOYB), argued that Facebook’s use of tracking cookies was unlawful without user consent…

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