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Enough with the GDPR Warnings!
News pages have been awash with fresh warnings of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which (finally) came into force the other week. You are unlikely to have missed the recent widespread media warnings about GDPR, but another directive which may have slipped under the radar is the Security of Network Information Systems Directive (NISD), which quietly rolled out mid-May.
Apple Jams Facebook’s Web-tracking Tools
Apple will attempt to frustrate tools used by Facebook to automatically track web users, within the next version of its iOS and Mac operating systems.
“We’re shutting that down,” declared Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi, at the firm’s developers conference.
Uganda Imposes WhatsApp and Facebook Tax ‘To Stop Gossip’
Uganda’s parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms.
It imposes a 200 shilling [$0.05, £0.04] daily levy on people using internet messaging platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and Twitter.
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