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Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commissioner Julie Brill has voiced concerns about the way consumer apps collect and use health data. She raised the issue during a round-table discussion at The Hill’s Tech in Policy event in Washington DC this week. Brill remarked that the collection and use of data ought

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Facebook is again under attack, this time by U.S Senator Mark R. Warner, who is asking the Federal Trade Commission to inspect the social network’s use of big data. The cause of this is a controversial experiment conducted by Facebook on a share of its users. In statement on this

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Collecting personal information in the world of Big Data has its advantages; it allows companies to prevent fraud for instance, and personalise our online experiences. But it also has a more nefarious side; personal data can be hacked, allowing strangers access to our most intimate personal details. And it’s not

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