Facebook, YouTube and seven other tech platforms ordered to explain personal data usage by FTC

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Facebook, YouTube and others ordered to explain how they collect and use personal data
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Facebook, YouTube and others ordered to explain how they collect and use personal data

Move from the US regulator comes a week after lawsuit against Facebook and EU documents suggesting stiff fines for anticompetitive practices are leaked

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Monday that it has issued orders to nine social media and video streaming services seeking information about how they collect and use personal data from...

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