New European Rules May Give US Internet Users True Privacy

Europe’s new data privacy rules, the General Data Protection Regulation, have taken effect, but what they actually mean remains to be discovered. And whether the GDPR, as it’s known, really helps protect your private data may depend on complaints that Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, filed against Google, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp on the day the regulation went into effect.

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Qatar Bites Back

The state communications office for the government of Qatar filed suit in Queens on Wednesday against the unknown internet users it says has been posting false statements about Qatar for the last year on social media. Among other things, the statements include “allegations that Qatar supports corruption and ignites strife.”

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